Homesteading Forum banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,265 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
1. My heirloom tomatoes which i've so lovingly raised since they were seeds :waa: are nice and healthy looking, but very small in comparison to storebought varieties --- I have a number of storebought variety volunteer tomatoes all over my yard :rolleyes: and they're positively gigantic next to my heirloom tomatoes.

Is this because storebought variety tomatoes have been hybrid-ed (?) to be fast growers and big plants? Or ... ???

2. The leaves on my forsythia bushes are turning yellowish. I checked for bugs --- none. We've had quite a bit of rain, although not over the past few days. Could the rain be affecting the forsythia? Or should I fertilize? Or ... ?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,265 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
RoyalOaksRanch said:
Check for gophers, and maybe could try some horse manure. (For the forstyhias) I use manure around mine for fertilzer as well as to help retain moisture... I doubt you could drowned them as I had mine in a water trough before I finally got them in the ground...
Gophers!???!! :yeeha:

:no: That won't do at all. I'm after the horse manure!

And yes, Katy, my volunteer storebought tomatoes are huge, hardy things. i even accidentally mowed one and it came back. The heirlooms are lovely guys, but very slow. In any case, thanks. :)
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top