How To Prune A Grape Tomato Plant

Home Vineyard Growing Wine Grapes at Home

Hello and welcome to my home vineyard Let's get a lay of the land. As you can see thisis just a simple side yard it's got about 55 feet of space long twentysix feet of space wide we elected to go with twenty twofoot long rows northsouth facing uh. the rows are spaced about five feet apartto give us ample space for the vines to grow

and for us to manage and walk through we are planting about four plants per row to give it plenty of space to spread out and grow for the rows, we used uh. just simple fenceposts these are eightfoot fence post sunk about threefeet deep we tried to go about two feet deep butit wasn't uh. it just simply wasn't stable enough so we went that extra foot for stability

the wire is fourteen gauge wire uh. we elected to go with the verticaltrellising partly because it was easier and partlybecause uh. the north south facing rows, it allow it to get sun at all hours of the day uh. we have a drip irrigation linesran along the bottom we will be using half gallon per hour drips two per plant that allows us to adjust the water

water flow and manage the irrigation a littleeasier than if we used a heavier flow we'll actually be planting syrah grapes because we tend to be in a warmer, drier climateduring the summer doing something like pinot noirwould require greater cooler temperatures. that sort of thing that's our vineyard. We'll be planting the grapes nextweek and we'll come back then.

Should I Prune My Tomato Plants MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Hi, this is Laura with Mother Earth News wereceived another reader question about whether or not you should prunesuckers from your tomato plants so we turn to tomato expert Craig and he gave us a few pointers tomato suckers are a stem that grows from the axis of the main tomato stem and the leaf stemof the tomato plant each tomato sucker has thepotential to grow its own tomato fruits most to the bloomson a tomato plant will grow out of the

main stem but suckers just provide one moreopportunity for the tomato plant to produce more fruit some people believe that pruningtomato suckers off of their plants can improve their plants yield butCraig says that he's never experienced this and in my own gardening experience I haven'teither suckers are just your tomato plants way of ensuring its genetic future when you have moresuckers

you have more tomato blossoms when youhave more blossoms you'll inevitably have more tomato fruitwhen you have more fruit you have more seeds and therefore the plant ensurers its future leavingsuckers on your tomato plant can help you in two ways it can preventSun scald by providing more leaf cover for fruitit can also help the plant bounceback from blossomdrop class in job is when you have prolongedperiods extremely hot

or humid weather and when those blossoms on your tomato plant hit thathigh high temperature though often drop off en masse overnight and so if you have suckers that haven't been pruned off if you haveseconds left those suckers will be able to survive through those hottemperatures and produce more flowers after the temperatures come back down ata later date ideal management of suckers depends on the variety of tomato thatyou have. So if you have a determent variety

or indeterminate variety is the first step in deciding whether or not you want to actually prune suckers. Adeterminant tomato has a genetically predetermined height and width for its growth that means that the plant will only produce acertain number of flowers in its lifetime only a certain number of potentialfruits in its lifetime if you cut off any of the suckers allyou're doing is decreasing yields

an indeterminate tomato can growindefinitely which means by the middle of the seasonit can be overgrown or difficult to handle in astorm it could blow over because the plant is just so large so pruning suckers can take some of theweight off of your plant the more tomato growing in sight check outcraigs new book epic tomatoes from storey publishing andfor any other gardening questions you might have

Tomato Plant Profile Juliet Roma Grape

in the plant profile seriestoday we will see the Juliet tomato A very prolific variety of tomato That's a lot of fun to grow in your garden As a part of this tutorial I also wanted toshare one tip That some of you had actually asked about Is how I water my containers So this is what I do I take a quarter inch tubing

Connect it to a barbed tee And then I just run a soaker hosearound it So that way what happens iswhen the water supply is turned on The soaker hose evenly waters the container By using a garden clip you can secure it And now it comes to the part of Planting the tomato plant Now I know a lot of people might give youtips like plant

the actual plant very deep so that itsends out a lot of roots it's actually true But the plant itself is prolific that evenif you do not really plant it deep beep Just like that is good enough Believe me it will send outa very dense root system You can see that about two weeksafter planting the plant has grown really well

Strong stems, great leaves Its a good start The support that I usedfor this tomato plant is The tomato trellis from Grotall and you can click on this tutorial link To see other a review of that cage So in about 20 days of planting you cansee that the plant has grown really well

The Juliet tomato plant is one of themost prolific growing tomato plants I've ever experienced They grow great in this warm California summer And as you can see this plant has alreadystarted forming some nice fruits here The look pretty small but they will grow insize The Juliet tomato produces Fruits or tomatoes that are calledGrape Tomatoes

And grape tomatoes are generally on thesweeter side But for the Juliet plant I did find thatthe taste was not extremely sweet And you will see all the details of this plant Towards the end of this tutorial When you see it the plant Chart So the rated maturity period for theJuliet tomato Is about 75 to eighty Daysafter planting

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