I spent the last two mornings up close and personal with my tomato plants, adding stakes to the Dwarf bags, removing lower foliage, and tying/securing so that they are vertical. I was delighted at the fruit set - there are green tomatoes everywhere. The blossom end rot that plagued some of the early sets seems to be easing now that temps are moderate and I can keep a steady supply of water on the plants.
It all looks pretty good to me - the healthy far outweighs the unhealthy/dead or dying plants here and there. See below - here are a few pictures showing where things are today, early summer, as June draws to a close.
Second row: deck, and two views of the driveway garden
Third row: two more views of the driveway garden, dwarf Yukon Quest
Fourth row: Yukon Quest flower cluster, dwarf Tennessee Suited, Lemon Drop cluster
Final row: early generation dwarfs Leggy, Kiwi and Dwarf Chocolate Drops
Pretty cool, hey!
OK...back to the book....