Friday, December 9, 2016
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Protecting your tomatoes
Q. We are holding our breath. We got serious this year and followed your advice closely in selecting, planting and caring for our tomatoes. We are already harvesting BHN 968 cherry tomatoes and the Tycoon, Solar Fire, Celebrity, and Red Deuce plants are loaded with tennis ball size fruit. We reapplied 19-5-9 slow release lawn fertilizer as per the recommendation. We are nervous about the birds. Mockingbirds and woodpeckers are hanging around the fruit and we noticed that they started eating some of the ripe cherry tomatoes. What should we do to protect the tomatoes? . . .
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