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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    Build a little wood frame and put some opaque plastic sheeting on it, BAM! Your growing season just got longer, build a slanted roof with hinges.
    After the peppers I was thinking about a cooler weather crop like kale or turnip greens. I'll eat those all week. No waste there.
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    Brocolli and Brussel sprouts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    Brocolli and Brussel sprouts?
    Greens are probably easier for a novice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    Greens are probably easier for a novice.
    Should not be terribly difficult, you just have to plant at the right time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    I'm certainly surprised.

    I think our respective results are weather related. Peppers love sunshine and heat. If you're in upstate NY your growing season is probably quite a bit shorter for this kind of crop. We have at least 4 months of consistent sunshine and high temperatures here.
    Maybe. The brassicas love it here though. Too bad my gopher friend loves them so much!

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    @donttread like I said this is an experimental year. Learning as I go.So my my cherry tomato plant is growing at a right angle. In fact, almost all of the recent growth appears to be in one branch and it's already longer the the rest of the plant. It's tipping over! I just went outside and placed a plant prop around the branch to keep it up. It's producing plenty of fruit which is great but it has such a weird shape I wanted to ask if this is normal. If it is I guess I will just have to give them cherry tomatoes more room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    @donttread like I said this is an experimental year. Learning as I go.So my my cherry tomato plant is growing at a right angle. In fact, almost all of the recent growth appears to be in one branch and it's already longer the the rest of the plant. It's tipping over! I just went outside and placed a plant prop around the branch to keep it up. It's producing plenty of fruit which is great but it has such a weird shape I wanted to ask if this is normal. If it is I guess I will just have to give them cherry tomatoes more room.
    Is the main stem actually growing at that angle or is the weight of the tomatoes simply too much for the plant to remain upright? The latter is very normal and proping can help. You should put up tomato cages when the plant is young. Now ak me if I ever get that done on time. LOL. I don't. It's a $#@! trying to put the cage over plants a this time of year because of the size and number of branches. You can also use them to prop the plant up even if it's not really in the cage. Perhaps that's what you're already doing?
    I like to keep the tomatoes themselves off the ground and not let the plant "steal" other plants space. Other than that it's all good. They can grow as they wish. Hope that helps. Now perhaps you can help me with a problem I have with my cherry tomatos. For some reason when I pick 5 cherry tomatos only 2 or 3 make it into the house? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Is the main stem actually growing at that angle or is the weight of the tomatoes simply too much for the plant to remain upright? The latter is very normal and proping can help. You should put up tomato cages when the plant is young. Now ak me if I ever get that done on time. LOL. I don't. It's a $#@! trying to put the cage over plants a this time of year because of the size and number of branches. You can also use them to prop the plant up even if it's not really in the cage. Perhaps that's what you're already doing?
    I like to keep the tomatoes themselves off the ground and not let the plant "steal" other plants space. Other than that it's all good. They can grow as they wish. Hope that helps. Now perhaps you can help me with a problem I have with my cherry tomatos. For some reason when I pick 5 cherry tomatos only 2 or 3 make it into the house? LOL
    It's definitely not the weight of the fruit. Most of them are still small and green. The one branch is longer than stem. The plant was tipping over. It was actually starting to pull the plant's stem out of the ground. It looks liek this:

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    It usually goes towards the sun. Keep it watered and trim off any stems that are not doing well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    It's definitely not the weight of the fruit. Most of them are still small and green. The one branch is longer than stem. The plant was tipping over. It was actually starting to pull the plant's stem out of the ground. It looks liek this:

    Yeah, that's odd . I'd use a cage to prop it up even if I couldn't get the cage around it.

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