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I have a late start on my garden. The rain is killing me. On the plus side, I have 60 tomatoes started. About half are Roma’s.



 
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For some unknown reason I really got motivated this spring and expanded my garden.  I have added 2  5x5 raised beds for mushrooms.   I have also added  4  2x12 ft raised beds for pole beans.   I have another 2 4x8 raised beds put in.  I have plans for another 9 beds to go in.  I doubt if I will get everything completed in time for planting this year. But things should be in place for next year.

I am also in the process of rebuilding my high tunnel.  That should be good by august.  It now has a permanent concrete block L-Cove for a small wood heater.  I don’t plant to heat it all winter, but I do want the plants to be able to survive those late fall dips in temperature.
 
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Woaah, that’s a lot of tomato plants! If everything goes as planned, how many pounds of tonatoes are you expecting to harvest? It would be awesome to see pictures of your gardens later in the summer!
 
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We normally put in about 50 tomato plants a year.   I have never added up the output. I can tell you we have in excess of 1000 canning jars.
 
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Wow, how many Sue feet do you use for that many tomatoes?
 
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To be clear, that is 1000 canning jars total…not just tomatoes for a given year.
 
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Don’t worry yourself too much John, I am pretty late as well.

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