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PillageUrVillage
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Yeah, they better last forever at that price.


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Centinel
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It might just be named string tomato trellis.


I've always heard it called the Florida trellis. In any case, it's the only way I'll grow indeterminates now.


TheDrunkenTigah
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What benefits are you guys seeing with string trellis? I’ve always staked and tied off to the stake. Is it that much easier and productive to run string trellis?


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Is it that much easier and productive to run string trellis?


Yes. Much Much Easier. The plants will help support each other as well as provide more shade to the fruits.


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Zappas Stache


Maybe you believe the Scientific American?

Scientific American


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TheDrunkenTigah
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The plants will help support each other as well as provide more shade to the fruits.




I just read through the link you posted and I'm getting the idea now. I am in Nola so I have to prune or I'll have mildew issues. I think I'm accomplishing roughly the same thing though, I stake each plant and tie off loosely just below each flower cluster. Vine goes up vertically along the stake as long as you don't let it droop over too long. About once a week I prune off the two lowest branches to let some air flow in and allow the plant to put more towards fruiting and new growth.


lsuson
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You are doing exactly what you are supposed to do. Also by pruning off the lower stems you are allowing more nutrients to the top of the plant for new flowers and existing tomatoes


TheDrunkenTigah
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Yes, I waited way too late to prune last year and that combined with too much nitrogen in the soil, I grew about a 100 lbs of leaves and not much else. This year I started pruning as soon as the plants really started growing and switched to a high phosphorus fertilizer and am seeing a night and day difference. Every plant is producing a ton more blooms and are setting fruit like crazy.


PillageUrVillage
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waited way too late to prune last year and that combined with too much nitrogen in the soil, I grew about a 100 lbs of leaves and not much else.


I made that mistake last year also.


Centinel
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I made the mistake of starting my maters, them start growing, and being out of town for two weeks.

I have a drip system so nothing died...but my tomatoes had managed to flop over and spread over most of my bed.


bluemoons
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What are you guys running on your drip systems as far as emitter rate and times?

Also, anybody have any idea what this could be? It's on a marconi pepper plant. and has spread to a few leaves.



lsuson
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I have 360 degree sprinklers on a timer that I run in each bed. The sprinklers run low so they don’t spray the leaves. I have them set at 6am and run for 15 min once a day. Once it starts to get hotter I run the sprinkler again in the late afternoons for 10 min. I have my 5 gallon buckets running in a drip system. I have them set to run for 25 min. The drains in the bottom start to drip when it’s done so I know they are getting enough water. No issues so far and works well for me.


PillageUrVillage
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Yesterday I found a couple of small bell peppers broken off of a plant and half eaten. Looks like I have a squirrel issue to deal with. Anyone have any recommendations to deter them when I'm not at home? When I'm home and catch them in the yard, I'm going to take care of them. Do y'all think setting up a couple of those corn feeders would help distract them and keep them away?


lsuson
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Go out at night and also look for slugs. Those bastards nearly destroyed my bell peppers last year


PillageUrVillage
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I’ll check, but I’m pretty sure it’s squirrels. There were about 4 or 5 in my yard last weekend. Not only that, but there were little pieces of the peppers scattered around the plant next to where I found the half eaten peppers. Definitely makes me think the squirrels got it. I miss my cats. Never had this problem when I had them.


TheDrunkenTigah
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First you make a roux...


PillageUrVillage
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Like I said. When I’m home, I’ll take care of them.


Cajunate
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Costway Solar Powered Motion Activated Animal Repellent Sprinkler or something similar.



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lsuson
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Cold beer, pellet gun, rice cooker and you are set


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