Re: [tomato] Cherokee Purple, Big Rainbow

Tantrika (
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 13:55:08 -0700

7 to 8 feet?  whoops!  Well actually I've been clearing out one last bed of
blackberry vines and volunteer mustard that went to seed which is actually
a pretty big bed.  currently a bit exhausted and have been stabbed by nasty
it's an oddly shaped 18" bed, a triangular polygon with 14 x 10 x2 x 12.
I'm not sure how many square feet this is! and not sure how to figure it
out... :(

have a big horseradish growing at the back... not sure what to do with it!

At 01:20 PM 6/22/99 -0600, you wrote:
>At 09:40 AM 6/22/99 -0700, you wrote:
>>Thanks Chuck
>>so Big Rainbow is a big sprawling plant?  What about Cherokee Purple?  I
>>guess that's what I really needed to know ;)
>It's also an indeterminate, as I recall, and will grow to 7 or 8 feet.
>Chuck took the words out of my mouth when he advised against pruning tomato
>plants. I hate sunburned tomatoes. They're fit only for the compost pile.
>Since tomatoes need moist soil to take up the necessary calcium, I never
>withhold water near the end of the season. The real "end" may surprise you
>and be later than you expected.  Margaret L