Win a copy of Permaculture Playing Cards this week in the Permaculture forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • James Freyr
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • r ranson
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
gardeners:
  • Dan Boone
  • Carla Burke
  • Kate Downham

Growing Tomatoes with Natural Plant Nursery

 
garden master
Posts: 1036
Location: Zone 7b/8a Temperate Humid Subtropical, Eastern NC, US
318
forest garden fish fungi trees foraging earthworks food preservation cooking bee woodworking homestead
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I wanted to make this thread to help me keep track of and document my tomato plants.

Hopefully it can be helpful to others also!
 
Steve Thorn
garden master
Posts: 1036
Location: Zone 7b/8a Temperate Humid Subtropical, Eastern NC, US
318
forest garden fish fungi trees foraging earthworks food preservation cooking bee woodworking homestead
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I direct sowed these tomato seeds, which took a while to sprout, but I had a lot germinate after a little while and they are growing well!

They are planted with a few other plants, some on purpose and some not, but it works out well to have lots of different things growing together!
Baby-tomato-growing-naturally-in-a-polyculture.jpg
Baby tomato growing naturally in a polyculture
Baby tomato growing naturally in a polyculture
 
Steve Thorn
garden master
Posts: 1036
Location: Zone 7b/8a Temperate Humid Subtropical, Eastern NC, US
318
forest garden fish fungi trees foraging earthworks food preservation cooking bee woodworking homestead
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The tomatoes are coming along good in a polyculture with some squash and greens.
Little-tomato-growing-among-squash-and-greens.jpg
Little tomato growing among squash and greens
Little tomato growing among squash and greens
Baby-tomatoes-coming-up-in-a-polyculture.jpg
Baby tomatoes coming up in a polyculture
Baby tomatoes coming up in a polyculture
 
Steve Thorn
garden master
Posts: 1036
Location: Zone 7b/8a Temperate Humid Subtropical, Eastern NC, US
318
forest garden fish fungi trees foraging earthworks food preservation cooking bee woodworking homestead
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The tomato is getting bigger and is starting to get some flower buds  (not visable in this picture).
Tomato-plant-in-dappled-sunlight.jpg
Tomato plant in dappled sunlight
Tomato plant in dappled sunlight
 
Steve Thorn
garden master
Posts: 1036
Location: Zone 7b/8a Temperate Humid Subtropical, Eastern NC, US
318
forest garden fish fungi trees foraging earthworks food preservation cooking bee woodworking homestead
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It's been a while since I've posted some photos. These paste tomatoes are getting close to being ripe.

Hopefully they'll be turned into some tasty salsa soon!

Some of the tomatoes are up in the air, and some are growing along the ground.
Cluster-of-tomatoes-with-unopened-flowers.jpg
Cluster of tomatoes with unopened flowers
Cluster of tomatoes with unopened flowers
Close-up-of-Cluster-of-tomatoes-with-unopened-flowers.jpg
Close up of Cluster of tomatoes with unopened flowers
Close up of Cluster of tomatoes with unopened flowers
Cluster-of-tomatoes-growing-along-the-ground.jpg
Cluster of tomatoes growing along the ground
Cluster of tomatoes growing along the ground
Tomato-vine-growing-along-the-ground-with-tomatoes.jpg
Tomato vine growing along the ground with tomatoes
Tomato vine growing along the ground with tomatoes
 
pollinator
Posts: 189
Location: Athens, GA Zone 8a
31
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have one Frankenstein tomato, a Juliet, and it's the only thing producing anything in my garden after we've had this horrible months-long run of 90+ temps. (Looking at 98 degrees tomorrow, 10/3/2019, no rain in sight.) I've neglected this thing horribly this summer, and it's still putting out and ripening more tomatoes than I've ever seen in one place in my LIFE! Too bad they aren't slicers.... I should not complain!

Normally, I'd be planning to be planting perennials right now, but it's just way too hot and dry.

 
Steve Thorn
garden master
Posts: 1036
Location: Zone 7b/8a Temperate Humid Subtropical, Eastern NC, US
318
forest garden fish fungi trees foraging earthworks food preservation cooking bee woodworking homestead
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Yeah it seems like tomatoes love the high heat and little rain.

I bet we're in pretty similar climates Diane, it's supposed to be 97 degrees here tomorrow, and was 94 today. Seems more like the middle of summer than early fall.

Maybe we'll get some cooler weather soon and can spend more time outside!



 
Diane Kistner
pollinator
Posts: 189
Location: Athens, GA Zone 8a
31
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Steve Thorn wrote:Yeah it seems like tomatoes love the high heat and little rain.

I bet we're in pretty similar climates Diane, it's supposed to be 97 degrees here tomorrow, and was 94 today. Seems more like the middle of summer than early fall.

Maybe we'll get some cooler weather soon and can spend more time outside!



Yeah, I was wondering if you were having weather like we are, Steve. We can hope....

 
Steve Thorn
garden master
Posts: 1036
Location: Zone 7b/8a Temperate Humid Subtropical, Eastern NC, US
318
forest garden fish fungi trees foraging earthworks food preservation cooking bee woodworking homestead
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Harvested some tomatoes!
Four-red-paste-tomatoes.jpg
Four red paste tomatoes
Four red paste tomatoes
 
Let's get him boys! We'll make him read this tiny ad!
permaculture bootcamp - learn permaculture through a little hard work
https://permies.com/wiki/bootcamp
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!