I think the tomatoes outside the greenhouse are gutting enough water when something like this appears ned to the stalk.
I use a Solexx Greenhouse and grow the way that I do because of the environment that I live in. I live in Arizona which is known for being dry and hot but I live in the Arizona mountains which although cooler by about 20-30 degrees and more in the winter it is still dry and the soil is poor in nutrients. The majority of our soil is rocky or clay based. Our forest is Ponderosa Pine based which drop needles adding acidity to the soil which vegetable and other plants don’t like in the least.
The forest is old growth and many of the trees are 200+ years old but although 50+ feet plus in height they are slow growers and a lot smaller than you’d expect. There are also a lot of Scrub Oak around and overt the past 13 year of my living here I have observed -due to human intervention and bark beetle infestation- forest fires hit all around our area. Each of the fire areas has regrown and the Scrub Oak quickly overgrew the Ponderosa Pines. Serious cold temperatures hit the last few years and I watched the Scrub Oaks retreat while the Ponderosa’s came back strong. This taught me that nature is happening around us and decades change the environment developing it into the rhythm we see each day. I have shown how my plants in the greenhouse survive in those environmental conditions. These images are of what is outside my greenhouse door. There are also some images of ant hills getting ready for the rains that are coming and how much work goes into that preparation by our insects.
Thank you and please comment. I’d love to see images of your greenhouse garden and how nature is outside yours Solexx Walls.
Life has been keeping me busy but I was able to get a large variety of heirloom tomatoes planted into the small greenhouse this year. My seed stock has been running low so the main goal of this greenhouse -other than to eat good tomatoes of course- is to get more seed. I’ve got 32 different varieties of heirlooms in rows of five. When the times comes I will pick specific flowers and make sure they are bagged and not cross pollinated so that I can use the tomatoes created to get more seeds for next years big push into the large greenhouse.
Please enjoy the pictures and I will be posting progress as they grow. All of these plants are being grown in a very rich soil, compost mixture to get the biggest and best plants, fruiting and seed harvest possible.