I was looking at one of my earlier blog posts yesterday and came across the one I wrote about getting tomato plants. I was shocked…yes shocked, at how small the plants were when I got them.
I would say these plants are between 3-4 feet tall right now. Here, take a look…
I think they all have tomatoes hanging from their branches at this point.
Some of the plants started falling over the other day. I didn’t have them tied up yet and I guess they were getting heavy. I did a little online research about when to stake tomato plants and came across a conversation all about the topic. Someone was talking about when a tomato plant gets to be four feet… I thought, “Four feet?” I am afraid that my stakes are only about three feet, so I may have to get the big guns out in a while.
You may also notice that the buckets are different now. This was an unexpected event. One day, I looked outside and noticed that the bottom leaves of the plants were getting yellow. After a bit of ridiculous research, I decided to transplant the plants in larger buckets. During the transpant, I noticed the roots at the edge of the dirt, right up against the bucket. Ever since I changed buckets, the yellow branches turned green again.
The reason I said “ridiculous” research above is because sometimes research on the internet is. I search for “yellow lower branches on tomato plants” on some search engine. I came across the most wild recommendations from all sorts of fools. They were saying that the plants had a blight, a bacteria, a fungus…all sorts of over the top things. Not one of them said anything that might actually be the problem. I guess that’s the way it is when you start looking across the internet for compex solutions to simple problems.