Andrew Michaels wrote:
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:Lofthouse-Astronomy Sweet Corn
My population is more resistant to pheasants and small mammals.
How does a plant become resistant to animal predation?
The plant doesn't taste as good to them because it has some sort of natural pesticide in it? It becomes harder to chew?
Mike Jay wrote:Ok, here's my report. All the varieties made a ton of tomatoes. This year was unusual, we had three Augusts and it was dry. So better than average tomato weather. As you can tell from the photo I haven't been harvesting them lately. We've found most of our tomato harvest is either for the market or for canning. We did harvest and sell every other week for market, but picking them for canning isn't worthwhile. I taste tested them all and the only one I was really interested in was the rogue yellow pear one. So I saved those seeds.
I was impressed that they took off and fruited so quickly. I probably should have put them on trelli or something. Maybe these are the only situation where those crappy tomato cages would actually work (due to the shorter stature of the plants).
Brian Rodgers wrote:Thank you so much for the clear explanation. That really helps. This sparked another question. Do tomato vines work well for chop and drop? Having a greenhouse full I get a lot of trimmings, which I put in the compost. Something seems different about the way tomato vines break down or don't.
Brian Rodgers wrote:
Oh man I have a lot to learn. I'm trying, so here goes, "determinate?" From the Web: BOTANY
(of a flowering shoot) having the main axis ending in a flower bud and therefore no longer extending in length, as in a cyme.
If you wouldn't mind translating this for me?
I really need to learn about plants and this thread looks perfect, thank you William