PLANTING TOMATOES IN THE RAISED GARDEN BEDS AND COVERING THEM WITH WIRE CLOCHES TO KEEP THE DEER AND RABBITS FROM EATING THEM!
I just couldn’t hold out any longer. The gardening itch was just too strong and I caved and put the tomato plants in the ground. Now to keep my fingers cost that our frost period is over. On the upside if the weather calls for frost I’ll just add a cover over the cloches for a night or two.
I have 8 tomato plants in all and four of those are Sun Sugar cherry tomato plants. I prefer those to a full size tomato any day. We eat them like candy around our house. The other four plants are full sized heirloom plants. Hubby will slice and eat a plateful as his dinner along with several cucumber slices. I won’t be canning any so I’ll give away those we can’t keep up with eating.
In past posts I’ve mentioned I trying several new methods for keeping the critters out the garden and adding cloches over the plants is something I’m doing this year. I normally don’t have any trouble with critters eating tomato plants but the bunnies will go along and pull them up from the ground. They don’t eat them; they just rip them up and let them lay. I do poke them back into the ground but it’s a nuisance to go out and find them on top of the soil drying out. Wish me luck that this works while they get established!