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Tomatoes in raised bed

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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Summer Crops: How to Grow Tomatoes
Managing pests: The pests that bother other vegetables will not leave tomatoes alone either. Aphids, Colorado potato beetles, cutworms, flea beetles, leaf miners, melon flies (in tropical areas), nematodes and whiteflies can all cause problems. Tomato hornworms are other common pests.Practice good gardening techniques and look for organic solutions for the common problems, including picking off the hornworms and destroying them. Gophers and other small creatures — like raccoons, birds, rodents and, in my case, a cocker spaniel who considers just-ripe tomatoes the perfect snack — can also wreak havoc on your crop. Gopher cages can be effective, and good fencing can separate dogs and other hungry animals from the fruit.
Bill Marken added this to California Gardener's August Checklist
What Else to Do in August in Your California Garden Help summer flowers and vegetable finish strong. Keep blooms coming by pinching off faded flowers of annuals such as marigolds and zinnias. Pick squash and beans before they get overly large. Never let the soil dry out. Fertilize monthly or every two weeks with a complete flower or vegetable food. Stake top-heavy tomato plants, as shown. Fertilize warm-season lawns. Grasses such as Bermuda, zoysia and St. Augustine need monthly feeding through early fall. No need to feed cool-season grasses such as bluegrass until the warm weather lets up. Mow cool-season grasses on the tall side to provide extra shade for roots.Conserve moisture with mulch. If you haven't already, lay down mulch around flowers, shrubs and trees. Use 2 or 3 inches of organic matter or gravel. Get a head start on fall planting. If you're feeling ambitious, prepare your beds for fall planting. Dig at least 10 to 12 inches deep and mix in a 2- to 3-inch layer of organic matter, such as ground bark. Add last-minute summer color. Look for annuals and perennials already blooming in 4-inch and larger pots. These reliably have a long bloom season ahead: asters, marigolds, petunias, zinnias and other heat lovers. Pamper roses. To keep blooms coming well into fall, cut off faded flowers; fertilize and water your roses deeply after each bloom cycle. Pay special attention to container plants. They seem to dry out instantly as this time of year. Check the soil moisture daily. Maybe you need a drip system with emitters to each plant?Show us your California garden! We'd love to see your photos in the Comments.

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Kerry Armstrong added this to Exterior Ideas
March 28, 2014
common pests for tomatoes
Yesel Hyatt added this to landscape
March 27, 2014
Managing pests: The pests that bother other vegetables will not leave tomatoes alone either. Aphids, Colorado potato beetles, cutworms, flea beetles, leaf miners, melon flies (in tropical areas), nematodes and whiteflies can all cause problems. Tomato hornworms are other common pests. Practice good gardening techniques and look for organic solutions for the common problems, including picking off the hornworms and destroying them. Gophers and other small creatures — like raccoons, birds, rodents and, in my case, a cocker spaniel who considers just-ripe tomatoes the perfect snack — can also wreak havoc on your crop. Gopher cages can be effective, and good fencing can separate dogs and other hungry animals from the fruit.
benitovioleta added this to Casa Nicoya
August 25, 2013
Huerta
ceherman added this to ceherman's Ideas
August 17, 2013
Tomatoes
nestoneman added this to nestoneman's Ideas
August 7, 2013
Tomato cage
maidaescala added this to maidaescala's Ideas
August 1, 2013
Huerto Buca
frento11 added this to frento11's ideas
July 17, 2013
garden
melissa69 added this to melissa's ideas book
June 27, 2013
How to manage pests.
maryleighfaught added this to maryleighfaught's ideas
June 7, 2013
great way to put in tomatoe stakes
pumasevulc added this to pumasevulc's ideas
June 5, 2013
Tomato
melbasmart added this to melbasmart's ideas
May 19, 2013
tomatoes...........wow
joidevivre29 added this to Gardening
May 17, 2013
Tomato cages
ema22 added this to ema22's ideas
May 13, 2013
all
Rafaela Ritter added this to rafaela_ritter's Ideas
May 12, 2013
Tomates
markmcnorg added this to Garden Architecture
May 12, 2013
Make corners like this but 9x9 out of redwood scraps
karensnider added this to karensnider's Ideas
May 12, 2013
Veggies
alastairandy added this to alastairandy's garden
May 12, 2013
love our home grown tomatoes
duque02 added this to duque02's ideas
May 10, 2013
Huerta 6 tomates
Molly Elizabeth added this to garden
May 7, 2013
Grow own tomatoesm
mskay96 added this to mskay96's Ideas
April 28, 2013
I like this style of planting also
sherryl123 added this to sherryl123's ideas
April 28, 2013
Managing pests: The pests that bother other vegetables will not leave tomatoes alone either. Aphids, Colorado potato beetles, cutworms, flea beetles, leaf miners, melon flies (in tropical areas), nematodes and whiteflies can all cause problems. Tomato hornworms are other common pests. Practice good gardening techniques and look for organic solutions for the common problems, including picking off the hornworms and destroying them. Gophers and other small creatures — like raccoons, birds, rodents and, in my case, a cocker spaniel who considers just-ripe tomatoes the perfect snack — can also wreak havoc on your crop. Gopher cages can be effective, and good fencing can separate dogs and other hungry animals from the fruit.
Marie Robbins added this to mdrobb1's ideas
April 25, 2013
Gardening tomatoes
acaryanidhi added this to acaryanidhi's ideas
April 25, 2013
Managing pests: The pests that bother other vegetables will not leave tomatoes alone either. Aphids, Colorado potato beetles, cutworms, flea beetles, leaf miners, melon flies (in tropical areas), nematodes and whiteflies can all cause problems. Tomato hornworms are other common pests. Practice good gardening techniques and look for organic solutions for the common problems, including picking off the hornworms and destroying them. Gophers and other small creatures — like raccoons, birds, rodents and, in my case, a cocker spaniel who considers just-ripe tomatoes the perfect snack — can also wreak havoc on your crop.
amadinu added this to amadinu's ideas
April 24, 2013
rosii
Eleanor Jacobovitz added this to eleanor_jacobovitz's ideas
April 24, 2013
tomatoes tomatoes
jaygee added this to Vegetable gardening
April 24, 2013
Staking tomatoes
bimshiregirl added this to Garden
April 24, 2013
toms managing pests
ladydi8892 added this to ladydi8892's ideas
April 24, 2013
Tomato garden
nancychef1 added this to vegetable garden
April 24, 2013
cage for keeping tomatoes upright
tinasprkl added this to tinasprkl's ideas
April 22, 2013
Could work on my deck
aksarahmae added this to Garden
April 8, 2013
Growing a bed of tomatoes!
katwellen added this to garden
March 31, 2013
Tomatoes:Managing pests: The pests that bother other vegetables will not leave tomatoes alone either. Aphids, Colorado potato beetles, cutworms, flea beetles, leaf miners, melon flies (in tropical areas), nematodes and whiteflies can all cause problems. Tomato hornworms are other common pests. Practice good gardening techniques and look for organic solutions for the common problems, including picking off the hornworms and destroying them. Gophers and other small creatures — like raccoons, birds, rodents and, in my case, a cocker spaniel who considers just-ripe tomatoes the perfect snack — can also wreak havoc on your crop. Gopher cages can be effective, and good fencing can separate dogs and other hungry animals from the fruit.
Elizabeth Matherne added this to My little edible garden
March 24, 2013
tomatoes
jacek901 added this to jacek901's ideas
March 21, 2013
pomidory z gruntu
kieljo added this to kieljo's Ideas
March 20, 2013
Tomato tips!
sammy5522 added this to sammy5522's ideas
March 20, 2013
tomatoes
lumigo added this to jardineria
March 20, 2013
cajas sembrar tometes
gfenr added this to gfenr's Favorites
March 20, 2013
Tomatoes
wmbertrand added this to Vegetables
March 20, 2013
tomato planter
HomeEco added this to HUERTOS
March 18, 2013
TOMATES con Tutores
myhappyhome added this to Exterior, Landscape & Drainage
March 17, 2013
Veggie Box!
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