Determinate VS vining tomatoes
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|Fri, 05-16-2014 - 3:31pm|
I faced off with my dog Lucy, the vegetable thief, and decided to plant one determinate tomato in a container on my patio. I had to look pretty hard for a determinate variety, but the plan is that if Lucy gets too interested in the tomatoes, I can move the container up onto the picnic table. And I won't have a tomato cage waving above that pot that will cause the FAA to fine me for violating the airport's air space.
Tomatoes that don't vine are VERY hybridized and don't producce as much fruit as vining ones. Tomatoes are by nature meant to sprawl on the ground, Mother Nature does not stake tomatoes. I've always wanted to grow a vining tomato without staking, but with fruit-eating dogs, it is a little difficult. It also makes them squirrel food.
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