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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2019, 02:12:16 AM »
Me, with the brown thumb, decided to grows some tomatoes last early summer.  Seeds carefully planted and tended with great passion. Water, fertilizer, and TLC.  I opted to plant them in large pots inside my screened porch. There is ample sunshine in the afternoon to encourage the emerging plants.....WRONG !......

Summer came and went and the plants grew like Topsy under my careful care,  but no signs of blooms that would produce the promise of tomatoes.  Friend wife kept admonishing me that tomatoes need full sunshine to prosper.  No, I wanted to protect the lovely plants from intruders like squirrels or birds, so I kept them inside the screened but well sunshine blessed porch.

After a few months of of progress toward not the slightest hint of tomato production, I said to hell with it and put the miserably deficient plants outside in the back yard sun to perish without my tender loving care.  Well what the hell.  I ignored the damned plants and deprived them of attention when they began to make actual tomatoes.  Who knew that friend wife was right all along.  Tomatoes prosper only in full sun.

I know the feeling, Icarus. It's when I ignore the damn things they bloom and grow. That's why I like cacti and succulents, they don't really need much from me.
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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #46 on: January 11, 2019, 02:42:37 AM »
Feel the soil in the fern's pot. It should be damp to moist, not wet.
 

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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #47 on: January 11, 2019, 02:54:22 AM »
Feel the soil in the fern's pot. It should be damp to moist, not wet.

Ok, it should be damp to moist, not flooded like there's no tomorrow. :thumbsup:
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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2019, 01:54:13 AM »
^^ Are we still taking about tomato plants with the damp and moist bit?   

Please forgive the dirty old man comment.....

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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #49 on: January 13, 2019, 12:31:43 PM »
^^ Are we still taking about tomato plants with the damp and moist bit?   

Please forgive the dirty old man comment.....

Um...no.  ::)
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