Sorry, I've been with seniors too long. Actually, they don't call people "sucka" anymore when they're calling them stupid. It's now "salt." Yes, the word 'salt' is now a noun, verb and interjection. Whereas you used to ask for salt when at the dinner table, now you can officially "salt" someone. For example, when someone is called on their idiotic statement another student could utter the equally idiotic term "salt" usually accompanied by an introductory "oooooh" or "HA!" It's equally conjugated as in "quit salting me," or "you just salted her good" which is grammatically incorrect as well, but by this point, who's caring? The term has its origin in the phrase 'to pour salt on a wound', although they don't even get that reference, therefore even their own usage of the term is lost on them, which is a saliting all on its own.
I digress. My purpose here is a discussion of the tomato "sucka" or sucker as the case may be. I hear discussions all of the time on whether or not to prune the suckers. If you do, you avoid the rumble in the jungle that you'd inevitably engage in, but also you're limiting the number of fruit your plant will produce. Then again, if the plant is producing more flowers than it's capable of holding fruit for, it will abort the flowers on its own.
Last year I did not prune my one yellow pear tomato and it was like guerrilla warfare trying to keep up with the never ending directions and masses of branches. My rigging was rather MacGyver like and in the end the whole thing came tumbling down which never happened to MacGyver and he made rigging out of ball point pens and snot.
This is where you interject...."Ooooooh...Salt." I deserve it.
So, to the point. Do you prune your suckers and why or why not. Not that you would, but try not to "salt" each other. I think I just hurt my own feelings. ;)
January 27, 2015 - Family update
2 years ago