Backyard Pond

Discussion of backyard pond, frogs, goldfish and plants.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Potatoes and Tomatoes

Always willing to try something new, this year we'll change our process for Tomatoes and Potatoes. A minor change for the Tomatoes; rather than using a Tomato cage to support the plants, we'll hang twine from the bamboo cross bar. As the plant grows, the length of the twine will be adjusted to maintain support. I doubt it will do anything to stop the squirrels that were stealing our Tomatoes last year. A new idea for growing Potatoes is using a barrel. As you can see, after a couple of weeks the Potatoes are growing like crazy but we won't know if the plan is successful until harvest time. I am looking forward to some home grown mashed potatoes. The other barrel is our attempt to grow carrots.


Post a Comment

<< Home