Re: [gardeners] 3 Tomato Plant

Shirley,George (
Sat, 09 Dec 2000 11:03:50 -0600

Yeah, me. My beds are raised four to six inches above grade. The rains are heavy
enough that the roots are always in the water unless you have excellent
drainage. My main veggie garden is on the flat six feet below the elevation of
the house.


Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> At 07:36 PM 12/8/00 -0600, you wrote:
> >You would probably get very few tomatoes. I live in an area that gets 65
> >to 100
> >inches or rain annually and we seldom get many tomatoes. We fight everything
> >that has to do with too much water. The three year drought that just ended was
> >the opposite, I got lots of tomatoes because I was able to give the plants
> >just
> >the amount of water they wanted, ie when the soil started drying out at
> >one inch
> >depth I watered them until I had put one inch onto the plants roots. If that's
> >what you have in mind it will probably work but I wouldn't let the leaves or
> >fruit get wet and only water at the roots and just enough, not drenched
> >totally.
> >I hope you see what I'm aiming at here. There are other gardeners on this list
> >with lots of tomato sense and they will probably pipe up.
> >
> >George
> George, do any gardeners in your neck of the woods use raised beds to
> improve drainage for garden plants?  Margaret L