Re: [tomato] hmmmmm

Tantrika (
Fri, 23 Jul 1999 12:46:59 -0700

At 02:27 PM 7/23/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi whomever you are, :-)

this is Joy, silly :)

>>>If I plant this in a pot with some micorhizza on the bottom will it be
>likely to root?<<  Keep it damp and remove any fruit that has formed.  You
>want it to grow roots, not fruit, at this stage.  The micorhizza are not
>needed.  If there is a lot of foliage remove all but the last couple of
>leaves.  Leaves will just drink up water and cause dessication.  Depending
>on your location, there may or may not be time left to ripen new fruit.  In
>my experience, it usually works but  'taint worth it.

Well I went ahead and tried the myc.  It's an experiment...what the heck, I
don't think it will hurt.  it has flowers, not fruit, should I remove the
flowers?  we are still waiting for he fruit on many of these vines to set,
we've had a *terrible* summer, everything is late.

On the west coast here, we are having the opposite problems of the East
Coast.  no heat (too speak of) more rain than normal.  I'm just hoping the
season will extend into the fall, since everything is topsy turvey anyway.
We just may have tomatoes later.  Except for hot house tomatoes, you can't
get farm fresh tomatoes in the organic food stores and stuff.  lettuce and
rads, cilantro and basil and the green beans are just fine.  Melons are
going nuts as are the cukes.

I'll remove the bottom leaves on the vine.  It's about 14" long.

All of my plants look nice and healthy, so that's not the problem (well
except for some mold in a poblano chili that fell off my plant).  

>It is generally considered not good to put tomato refuse in compost since
>it's easy to carry diseases.  I know people say the heat will destroy any
>diseases but all compost piles don't always heat up enough.  Why take a

ahh... well ok.
Organically Yours,
Joy Williams