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May. 10th, 2006

11:30 am

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If i know anything about Goethe (and i do),
And if Goethe knew anything about plants (and he did),
i think my tomato plants are going to be taking a dirt nap soon.

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From:eclypsia
Date:May 10th, 2006 10:36 am (UTC)
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Reminding me to be studying...

Thanks.

:)
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From:darkneuro
Date:May 10th, 2006 01:46 pm (UTC)
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Did you start from seeds or from plants?
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:May 10th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
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Plants. I didn't think of it early enough to start from seed.
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From:killbox
Date:May 10th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
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tomato
s are hard to do here unless you have a cool established garden already. and a drip water system.

apparently they are also quite susceptible to cigarette smoke.
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:May 10th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
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Yar, hard to do *here* anyway. They're not tricky in humid places with actual soil ;)

Since there's someone in the hospital every day (the garden is there), they are being watered very regularly. I just fear the soil is too crappy.
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From:7ghent
Date:May 10th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
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I am having issues with my tomatoes as well. As killbox mentions, they're tricky.
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:May 11th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
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What's happening (and why the Goethe reference) is that they've hardly grown at all since i planted them weeks ago, but some of them are already flowering. At the same time, they're looking way dry and the leaves are shrivelling. Goethe said that plants make a last-ditch effort at species survival when they "know" they're going to die and try to flower, fruit. and produce seed in a hurry. Seems to me that's what's going on.
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From:nodis
Date:May 10th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
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If Goethe would see your tomatoes he would draw 6 red and 6 green squares...
and maybe 8 blue ones for more water ;P
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