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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:21 am 
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In the past I'm sick of tomatoes by August/Sept and I usually concentrate on other green manure crops and/or spinach and gourd like crops in the fall. However, with the weather as horrible as it has been this year I'm going to try to go 100% fall tomatoes.

There isn't alot of resources out there for getting them up and going. I've seen on some threads here trimming back current vines and shading them in August works.

I'm thinking I'll try that on all the plants I have and then heavily mulch with my homeade compost over the top to maintain the moisture level to not nuke them.

Anybody have any do/don'ts for rehabbing plants for the fall?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:53 am 
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Are you talking about planting new ones for a fall harvest or trying to keep current ones producing thru the summer and into the fall?

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Probably thinking of doing a mix of re-seeding and using the spring crops again.


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Went by redentas to pick up 40# of cornmeal and misc. stuff. Their take was the smaller tomatoes (Cherries and the like) will come back whereas the larger tomatoes from Roma on up don't usually make it.

They said just row cover the cage in August until temps stay below 100 degrees for new transplants.


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Interesting...my Romas produce up until the first hard freeze. They do slow way down during Aug. and Sept. but kick back in in October and stay active till they freeze. The Golden Pear anc cherry varieties as well..

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