Anyway back to the original reason for this post: gold - Red Gold! You see this year My Dad and Mom, Brother (Chris- yes the same name as my hubs) and SIL (Lisa - yes my hubs sister and my brothers wife) - do you see why I am so easily confused and distracted? are raising tomato's for Red Gold! Pretty cool! So I went over there the other day to watch them plant and thought I would share!
Authors (that's me) disclaimer: This is based on my
So here is a tomato setter:
You run it at a whooping 1 mph!
The tank on the front holds mostly water with some fertilizer in it, when the plants are dropped in the ground some of the water/fertilizer is put on.
This setter takes 7 guys working in it - 6 sit in the seats and drop the plugs in the feeder that puts them in the ground and the guy standing puts full flats of plants in front of the setters when theirs is empty. There is also a guy who walks behind the setter checking to make sure all the plants are in the ground properly to grow!
This is the back and the racks that hold the tomato plants waiting to be set!
The tomato flats come in this beverage trailer - this is full of flats of tomato plants!
This is the closest I have ever been to tomato planting - there is one other family farm in Shelby County that has been raising tomato's for Red Gold for years. I am excited to watch the plants grow, they have to be sprayed alot over the summer and I am excited to watch them harvest them.
Now I am in the mood for salsa - wonder if I could talk my brother into planting some jalapenos and onions too!