Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

Let's see those Photos and videos!!
User avatar
Ginger2778
Reactions: 674
Posts: 1135
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Location: South Florida zone 10b
Contact:

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

#361

Post: # 30607Unread post Ginger2778
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:45 pm

I love Mr. Snow, I sure hope your can get some fruit, Barb. It's superb.
Elaine those HD cages are fine for dwarfs.
0
- Marsha

MsCowpea
Reactions: 458
Posts: 799
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Location: S Florida USA Zone 10
Contact:

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

#362

Post: # 30609Unread post MsCowpea
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:00 pm

Thanks Barb, after the fact of ordering so many I did read some experiences of growing them in Florida. Maybe I should have tried just a few to start. The seedlings aren’t growing that robustly but maybe it is the heat. I thought I could pot them up to a 2 inch cell like some people do but that didn’t work so had to repot them again into a bigger size.
0
"When we kill off the natural enemies of a pest we inherit their work."
Carl Huffaker

MsCowpea
Reactions: 458
Posts: 799
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Location: S Florida USA Zone 10
Contact:

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

#363

Post: # 30621Unread post MsCowpea
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:28 pm

Orchids blooming on oak tree.
E0734BD2-7540-48CC-BD65-622E6C57B01B.jpeg
E0734BD2-7540-48CC-BD65-622E6C57B01B.jpeg (1.66 MiB) Viewed 150 times
Zebra bromeliads on oak.
4789319A-5509-4F91-8114-2B28B3556612.jpeg
4789319A-5509-4F91-8114-2B28B3556612.jpeg (2.44 MiB) Viewed 150 times
"When we kill off the natural enemies of a pest we inherit their work."
Carl Huffaker

User avatar
Ginger2778
Reactions: 674
Posts: 1135
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Location: South Florida zone 10b
Contact:

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

#364

Post: # 30622Unread post Ginger2778
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:40 pm

The biggest thing about dwarfs is that they grow with such short internodes, and the leaves are so thickly and densely spaced, that you really need to trim selected leaves here and there for airflow, or it's disease city. They say not to trim dwarfs, or need staking but both are not true for here in South Florida. A lot of dwarfs can easily get to 5 feet high here, need staking or support..
1
- Marsha

eyegrotom
Reactions: 151
Posts: 283
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:14 pm
Location: So Cal
Contact:

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

#365

Post: # 30624Unread post eyegrotom
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:57 pm

I stake or cage my dwarfs just like my regular tomato plants here in SoCal
I also do some trimming for better airflow too
Last edited by eyegrotom on Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.

MsCowpea
Reactions: 458
Posts: 799
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Location: S Florida USA Zone 10
Contact:

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

#366

Post: # 30625Unread post MsCowpea
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:07 pm

Marsha, thanks for the tip. When I was looking them up i ran across a pic of a dwarf grown in Fl. all pruned up like that for disease prevention. Hope I can keep up with that as I am not much of a pruner but it sounds like if I don’t they don’t do well. Shrink rap posted pics of his dwarfs and they were really much bigger than I thought they would be.

(Added: Eyegrotom, good to know that it is a good practice to prune. And here I thought they would be less work)
1
Last edited by MsCowpea on Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"When we kill off the natural enemies of a pest we inherit their work."
Carl Huffaker

User avatar
Growing Coastal
Reactions: 468
Posts: 541
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:49 pm
Location: Vancouver Island Canada
Contact:

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

#367

Post: # 30626Unread post Growing Coastal
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:14 pm

Even up here dwarfs can get to 5ft in containers.
1

User avatar
Ginger2778
Reactions: 674
Posts: 1135
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Location: South Florida zone 10b
Contact:

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

#368

Post: # 30630Unread post Ginger2778
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:36 pm

MsCowpea wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:07 pm
Marsha, thanks for the tip. When I was looking them up i ran across a pic of a dwarf grown in Fl. all pruned up like that for disease prevention. Hope I can keep up with that as I am not much of a pruner but it sounds like if I don’t they don’t do well. Shrink rap posted pics of his dwarfs and they were really much bigger than I thought they would be.

(Added: Eyegrotom, good to know that it is a good practice to prune. And here I thought they would be less work)
There is one advantage: you can sit on a chair to work on them. For sure they aren't less work though. I also find it hard to find what is a sucker to pinch it off.
0
- Marsha

MsCowpea
Reactions: 458
Posts: 799
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Location: S Florida USA Zone 10
Contact:

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

#369

Post: # 31213Unread post MsCowpea
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:19 am

You know how they tie up a goat to attract a predator?
I am sacrificing this pepper as I don’t like the flavor at all and despite no care and attention it keeps producing. I need to know if iguanas eat hot pepper plants ( though this pepper unfortunately has no heat). I want to grow some peppers (hot and sweet) in iguana territory. And they can usually circumvent a fence
so can’t rely on that. Moving this pepper close to their hangout near the water.
D2B2C785-049F-4879-A418-54F25DCA7CCE.jpeg
D2B2C785-049F-4879-A418-54F25DCA7CCE.jpeg (5.01 MiB) Viewed 78 times
0
"When we kill off the natural enemies of a pest we inherit their work."
Carl Huffaker

MsCowpea
Reactions: 458
Posts: 799
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Location: S Florida USA Zone 10
Contact:

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

#370

Post: # 31305Unread post MsCowpea
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:07 pm

CD5C0ACC-D9F0-4389-A086-1FE34ED1E2FC.jpeg
CD5C0ACC-D9F0-4389-A086-1FE34ED1E2FC.jpeg (1.31 MiB) Viewed 44 times
F07213DF-D028-4219-B85C-9E048F4CF0AD.jpeg
F07213DF-D028-4219-B85C-9E048F4CF0AD.jpeg (4.78 MiB) Viewed 44 times
3220FC78-BD19-424F-976E-D468E3361A76.jpeg
3220FC78-BD19-424F-976E-D468E3361A76.jpeg (5.56 MiB) Viewed 44 times
E2A433B2-E43D-42CB-AA70-1B9676E6B61E.jpeg
E2A433B2-E43D-42CB-AA70-1B9676E6B61E.jpeg (3.11 MiB) Viewed 44 times
"When we kill off the natural enemies of a pest we inherit their work."
Carl Huffaker

User avatar
Ginger2778
Reactions: 674
Posts: 1135
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Location: South Florida zone 10b
Contact:

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

#371

Post: # 31307Unread post Ginger2778
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:22 pm

Love the coffee photo.
0
- Marsha

Post Reply

Return to “The Gallery”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest