That title makes it sound like I am losing my mind.
As per my earlier blogs, we lost our main tomato garden to late blight and while this was upsetting, there was some good news.
A month ago, I planted a second crop of tomatoes and these are determinate cherry tomatoes. The plan was to have these as a late crop and one in particular called Fantastico is a F1 hybrid that is late blight tolerant. They are ready to be planted out and I feel like this is almost divine intervetion as we generally only plant the one lot of tomatoes each year.
The late blight has also made me rethink how we will grow our tomatoes moving forward as I believe blight is going to be an issue for some years to come, so I've decided that tomatoes will be a container crop for us until we have this under control. This way we can control the soil used and also spread them out along the fenceline or house and keep them away from infected parts of the garden.
Having them in pots will mean more watering but also give me more control over feeding. I've also put a small saucer and some old wool in the bottom of each container to hold a little bit of water at the bottom and act as a self watering system.
Needless to say they have some Dynamic Lifter for Dynamic results and I'm hoping these little beauties live up to their name!