Austin Urban Gardens

Raised Bed Gardening and Eating Well in Austin, Texas

Heirloom Tomatos vs. Hybrids for Fall Garden July 29, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — austinurbangardens @ 10:57 pm

So, as an experiment, I’ve planted several Hybrid Cherry Tomato plants, as well as some heirloom Cherry Tomatoes in the garden for Fall.  I’m worried that I jumped the gun with this extreme heat, but so far so good with both.  The hybrids are proving to be a bit more heat hearty, but the heirlooms were not as well established, so it may just be the tender young plants.  Time will tell.  I’m reserving the remaining heirlooms I started from seed in the greenhouse, to let them get bigger before I set them out.  Maybe another 2 or 3 weeks.

The arugula seeds I planted have yet to sprout.  I am nearly positive it is too early for arugula, but I’m going to try to keep it shaded if they do come up.  I hate buying lettuce, and had much rather grow my own.

Will this horrid heat and drought ever end?  Enough already.


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