Extra, Extra, Read all about it! The Tomatoes have landed!
I was in the middle of a major dilema about whether to use Judy's SWCs for my tomatoes to free up space in my beds, or to use my beds as originally planned. I had just re-read Mel's book that suggested spacing of 1 bush plant per 9 SF!!! How on earth are indeterminate bush tomatoes going to fit in a 2 SF SWC? I would trellis and cage them either way.
My choices seem to be to use the SWC, or to put them in my bed. If I put them in my bed, do I plant them in the corner of 8 SF or 12 SF (4x2 or 4x3)?
I would like to use as little space as possible to free up bed space for more veggies, especially pole beans which I just found out can't go with my corn as they suck nitrogen from the soil or some odd thing.
What would you do? I welcome your comments.
By the way, here they are right out of the box from Territorial...
Ok, just had to throw this in somewhere... I was entering the Farmer's Almanac sweepstakes (again) and saw a long-range weather forecast tool. So I checked out zone 6 (WA, OR and ID). Here's what it said:
1st-3rd Mostly fair. 4th-7th Pleasant, then showery. 8th-11th Sunshine initially, then quickly turning stormy for Washington and Oregon east. 12th-15th Clear skies. 16th-19th Pleasant at first, then turning unsettled with showers. 20th-23rd Mostly fair skies. 24th-27th Gusty winds and rains along Pacific Coast. 28th-30th Pleasant weather.
1st-3rd Pleasant initially, then unsettled, with showers for Washington and Oregon. 4th-7th A spell of tranquil weather is broken by some heavy showers. 8th-11th More unsettled conditions. 12th-15th Fair, then unsettled weather returns. 16th-19th Clearing skies. 20th-23rd Turning stormy for Washington and Oregon east. 24th-27th Mostly fair. 28th-31st A few light showers.
I've never seen "Unsettled" used so many times in my life. I guess that means my weather won't be good for quite a while. Perfect time to plant tomatoes. GRRRR