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#191542 05/20/05 11:56 AM
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The breeder we got Daisy from told us before she even came home that Shelties are big barkers and so we worked on her not barking in the house. She does bark if someone comes to the door and there are a few other acceptable barking situations. She barks non stop outside, but to me that is ok and I feel like she is telling the world "hey, it is me".

LOL Daisy sounds like she is the flower bed police! How cute!

I wish we would get some rain here. It is in the high 90's now and no chance of rain in sight. I just keep watering everything.

Connie


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#191543 05/20/05 10:11 PM
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We're having a real spring this year. Usually we go from winter into summer with maybe two days of spring in between. This is Central Virginia.

I planted two better boy tomatoes in big pots and put them on my deck. We have a lot of deer and gardens are deer food.

After two days of rain, I can tell the plants have already grown about two or three inches. I need to get tomato cages for them. Any recommendations for growing these successfully? I've never grown them in pots before.

#191544 05/21/05 05:29 PM
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Yep, we had a good, strong rain here yesterday too. Washed down all that pollen that was making such mizries.

Tomatoes do fine in pots. I actually prefer it. If you planted them good and deep; they're about the only plant where one deliberately plants part of the stem to grow more roots and have better support for the top-heavy plant and fruit. You will need to stake them, for sure. The tomato cage is fine. My dad used to tie them to his stakes with knee-high stockings. (He used the kind of posts one used for wire fencing with the little "hooks" on a side.) It looked very odd for a little while indeed, but the springy nylons had "give" in them that held the tomatoes up well without stress on anything. Boy, we sure did have a lot of tomatoes. He never fertilized them even, just let the worms do the work. Of course, the garden was where the septic tank had been originally. It just occurred to me the other day why Mom and Dad chose to put the flower and veggies there.

Since yours are in a pot, I would feed them a bit. I'm fond of Osmocote because it's a one-time thing.

Deer do love to eat our stuff. The first year I planted tulips at my house, one or many of them snipped the heads off the red tulips, every one of them! I thought some evil human had done the deed, but it wasn't long before I realized that the people where I lived were nice, but the deer could be devils. I still love them though. Chipmunks steal my strawberries and spilled bird seed. <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue2.gif" alt="" />

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