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Tomatoes in Your Garden

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by digitS', Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Jul 30, 2016
    so lucky

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    Regarding the rabbit bedding; did you just use it as top dressing or work it in? I don't speak from personal experience, but aren't the BTE folks saying you can top dress with fresh material but not work it in the soil? (If it is worked in, then the plants will be nitrogen deficient)?
    I really have no idea why gardens do well some years and bad other years. One of the tomatoes I grew from seed, I gave to my son. It is producing like crazy for him, large tomatoes. Mine are golf ball size.
     
  2. Jul 30, 2016
    seedcorn

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    My sweet banana's and gypsy peppers are bearing very well. I have a huge problem getting bell peppers to do much. Maybe Yankees will next year as short heat, drought killed myn2 starts....sorry @Nyboy next year as Instill have sme seeds.
     
  3. Jul 30, 2016
    Nyboy

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    LOL yep seed a gardener motto Maybe next year
     
  4. Jul 31, 2016
    SprigOfTheLivingDead

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    So one of my varieties this year is Indigo Rose. Frankly i expected them to be closer to a Sweet Pea Currant size, but that is not the case :/



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  5. Aug 2, 2016
    digitS'

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    Well, they will be red. You can see that they are not quite round like the Bloody Butcher:
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    I didn't put the knife in the picture for size comparison but the mystery tomatoes are a little bigger and the shape must be what is called "oblate." Nothing unusual in all this, just different from the Bloody Butcher and different in one way or another from the 20+ varieties in the tomato patch with them ;).

    Edit: & yes, that is dill growing beside the Bloody Butcher. The dill weed may be most anywhere in my garden. I really like their fragrance and have real trouble pulling them out as an unwanted ...

    Steve
     
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  6. Aug 2, 2016
    journey11

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    The smell of dill makes me happy...some sort of natural antidepressant, I think.

    Got my first ripe tomato today. Chocolate Stripes. No pic...it was promptly eaten!
     
  7. Aug 2, 2016
    Gardening with Rabbits

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    I leave dill growing too!
     
  8. Aug 5, 2016
    digitS'

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    This is a Thessaloniki plant. Yes, it's ancestors were grown by Thessalonians. It was the first heirloom that I deliberately grew. Turns out I was growing several over the years without knowing that they were heirlooms ;). By the way, I may be older than this variety ... it was a commercial type and brought to the US during the 50's.

    Thessaloniki does real well in my garden :).

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    It's the larger, orange-red tomato at the top. Some of these are the very first tomatoes of their variety for the year!

    It kinda isn't very fair to do that but, unlike often, these aren't deformed. I don't know how Amy Sue, there on the left, produced a nearly-ripe fruit so early ... it was the only one on the plant like this.

    Top right is a Bloody Butcher which has produced several ripe fruits so far. It's there for comparison with the 2016 mystery tomato, from BB seed. That fruit is the first off the plant. I'm calling it Sally, for now and I've yet to taste it.

    To its left is a Woodle Witz, named by @marshallsmyth . I'm happy with that little orange tomato and DW especially likes its flavor.
    And, then we are back to Amy Sue ;).

    Steve
     
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  9. Aug 5, 2016
    thistlebloom

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    Your tomatoes are beautiful. :)
     
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