Jan Corriveau wrote:We water our fruit trees around once a week from June to August and some were just planted from a container a few months ago (6ft tall trees in average, that haven't rooted extensively yet). That's very little watering for these months here in Texas.
Merry Bolling wrote:
Dana Jones: "I oven can them at 300 degrees F for 15 minutes in half pint jars."
Both you & Dana seem to have better luck in the shade. I have gardens in full sunshine and part in the shade a a giant oak. I lived in New Mexico & Texas most of my life and retired to Arkansas fairly recently and thought the tomatores would do better in the shade of the oak (not under the oak). Nope, they seem to need full sunlight in order to get a good start, then they need watering to keep them alive during the hotter months! But the tomatores in the shade of the oak are still behind in plant growth and production. At least they need less watering .
. Casie Becker: "For other plants (including tomatoes) the key is to plant them on the edge of the shade where they receive dappled sunlight for nearly a full day."