Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Tomato Guy, Part V and last in this series

Water is very important with tomatoes as they like it hot, the Tomato Guy said.

He waters his plants three times a day - before he leaves for work around 6 am, again when he gets home in the early afternoon around 2 pm. and again in the early evening around 6 pm.

He told me that he went on a three-week vacation this summer and a very responsible neighbor watered for him, it wasn't the same.  He didn't think waterings were skipped or incomplete, but his tomato plants were never the same.  Still, he got a bumper crop.

This watering schedule seemed like trouble to me with my active lifestyle.  It seems like a watering system  tailored to his specifications would be a good project to test out.  Wonder what he will do for his next crop.  I will keep you posted.

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