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Florida Tomatoes 2010


March and have I been busy preparing my garden for planting. I had very good success all winter with my Turnips, Mustard and Collards. Even my first at growing GARLIC. I harvested very little spinach. I have a ways to go with growing spinach. With trial and error I think they like limed soil. Don’t take my word on that though. I just jotted that down for my records only. I have lots to learn with growing spinach. All my greens were all looking great from the very cold weather we had here in Florida. I put up lots into the freezer and also gave lots away. I have such a small area that I had to pulled perfectly good plants up to make room for the Spring Vegetable Planting. We still have cooler temperatures here than normal. Last night it was in the 40’s. Today it’s to warm up to the 70’s. I notice that many gardens in this area I live still have Collards and Mustard Greens in their garden. I would to if I had more room for planting.

Tomatoes

Now lets move on to growing Florida Tomatoes. I planted Celebrity Tomatoes again this year. I wanted to give them another shot this year. Last years experience for me was a disaster as you can see from my last years postings. Oh No Not My Tomatoes!! Last year I got off to a good start with my tomatoes. Then we had a very rainy season. What a bummer! I lost all my tomato Bushes. This year I am going to try to prepare to do even better. We live and learn from our mistakes. This year I planted tomatoes Friday March 19th . Last year I had started out much earlier with all my planting. Nervous this year because we had so many freezes. My tomato bushes seem to be doing well so far. As they grow I will do my best to post updated pictures and comments. All comments and pointers are welcome. I will do my best to answer replies as soon as I can. Happy Gardening to you. You will find me in the Garden.

Planted March 19th. They today March 30th are approximately 7 inches tall.

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Diseased Bush Not sure what sickness. I had one bush pictured here with it’s leaves curled up with rusty looking rough spots. I haven’t had time to do any research yet. I trashed this bush after this photo was taken. The other bushes seem to at this dime be doing well.

Tomato disease and disorders info

April 19th photo

Pictured here is one of my Celebrity Tomato Bushes. See blooms on bush. Doing well.

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Photos 5-31-2010

 

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JUNE 2

WHAT A PRETTY PICTURE!!

Father In Law still has cabbage growing in his garden. I put cabbage that he gave me with Vegetables from my garden.

Pictured a perfect tomato

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June 8th

Oh No!! Pictured below. Fruit on this bush are not looking good. I haven’t diagnosed the problem yet. So far. I think the hot humid temperature and not enough space between tomato bushes is taking its tow on my tomatos.

Pictures of Ugly Tomatoes

Global Warming??? Uh..It’s Freezing in Florida,,,Brrra


Wow,,this is a Florida Weather report.  We are finally getting some cold temperatures.  Sorry, No I don’t believe in global warming. For three  nights straight its has been in  the 20’s with  freeze warnings.  I have lived here in Florida over half my life and never seen such cold weather to continue like this  for 3 straight nights.  I just don’t believe in Global Warming. To many days of freezing weather. I have stayed inside, trying to keep warm. Cold weather like this to me is a blessing, especially at this time of year. No complaints from me.

Weather report below for Florida

..HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING
TO 10 AM EST TUESDAY…
…HARD FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HARD
FREEZE WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING. A HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
11 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST TUESDAY.

THE FRIGID AIRMASS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST MID-WEEK.
TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO BOTTOM OUT IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S
EARLY TUESDAY MORNING WITH LONG DURATIONS OF SUB-FREEZING
TEMPERATURES EXPECTED. SLIGHTLY WARMER TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST
ALONG THE ST. JOHNS RIVER BASIN. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 5 TO 10 MPH
WILL DROP WIND CHILL INDICES INTO THE UPPER TEENS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HARD FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE
IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND
OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION. YOUNG CHILDREN…THE ELDERLY…THE
HOMELESS AND OUTDOOR PETS ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO THE COLD.
TAKE MEASURES TO PROTECT THEM. BE PARTICULARLY CAREFUL WITH
PORTABLE HEATERS…THERE IS DANGER OF FIRE OR POISONOUS FUMES.
APPROPRIATE ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO ENSURE EXPOSED WATER PIPES
HAVE ADEQUATE PROTECTION FROM THE COLD TEMPERATURES.

A HARD FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE.
THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

Garlic is Growing!


Day 6 Garlic is growing!

Beautiful!

Planting Garlic


My First Planting of Garlic December 4th. I am not sure if it will even grow. I read many sites on planting garlic. Why not give it a try. I am located in the northern part of Florida. Most websites that I have read said I could plant my garlic now. Planting times could be between the months of November to country where the ground does not freeze solid in the winter, garlic may be planted anytime from October through January. Check with good gardeners in your area for a local planting date. With me I am going to give it a try. I know I do love to cook with garlic. We’ll see. For anyone that lives in Florida and is more experienced with growing Garlic, I am open for suggestions, so please leave a comment to help me out.