Anyway this post is inspired by one which we found in Incoming BYTES, written by the inimitable Raymond A. Kukkee.
Raymond grew a
What's that, Delacroix? He defoliates them? Exfoliate is what Ah do in the shower? Oh Ah hardly think so! Now Ah'm red as a termater myself!
|RAYMONDS DEFOLIATED AND ABUNDANT TOMATOES!|
Ok then, Dearie, thanks for the correction.
Anyway Uncle Mac no sooner read about the defoliation technique than he decided to try it himself. They's a big ass old Brandywine termater vine next to and climbing up and over the north garden gate, and Uncle Mac says, "Let's defoliate that sucker, see what happens!"
Then he gave Farm Girl the clippers.
Now, here is that Brandywine prior to defenestration...
Here is Mr. Brandywine after his shave...
And his haircut...
There now! Looks tip top to me.
Now Raymond tells you all about this on his blog but essentially the idear is to encourage air circulation, suppress dampness and also to deny shelter to termater eating pests. This makes perfect sense, we'll tell you how this experiment works out but Ah have a feeling that when it comes to ripe, healthy termaters, exsanguination is the way to go.
You're a real buttinsky Delacroix you know that? Oh shoot that's right, defoliation! They's a whole lot of what'cher call syllables in that word to remember 'em all right out the chute!
Well now that went well Ah think! Read Raymonds post, the link is up top yonder, and you may well want to try this technique!
This is Aunt Agnes and that wraps it fer this one!