Home Grown Tomatoes

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Papa Joe, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    The birds dont like tomatoes?.. bet they like worms!.. :D
     
  2. Ray Stankewitz

    Ray Stankewitz Squier-Meister

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    Our patio tomato hasn't done much but the Husky cherry tomato has gone crazy. The tomatoes are bigger than a traditional cherry tomato and they taste like a big tomato. Gonna grow that one again.

    So far, the squirrels have left the tomato patch alone. Probably something to do with mass applications of repellent. Now he sharpens his teeth on my front porch deck. Grrr!
     
  3. Sonicbridge

    Sonicbridge Squier Talker

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    Peppers and Tomatoes

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  4. John L Rose

    John L Rose Squier-holic

    I put in 6 Sweet Million plants, but I must've transplanted them way too late. They're not much taller after a few weeks and hardly any blossoms.
    Bummer, because they are extremely tasty little tomatoes. :(
     
  5. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    The trick to get them started is lots of nitrogen early on..I use fish emulsion..This gets the stem and leaves going..Then when they get up to 3 or 4 foot high I use phosphorus and potassium to encourage flowers and fruit..
     
  6. Hoss

    Hoss Squier-holic

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    I used the fish emulsion for the first time this year. Works good, but BOY it stinks!!
     
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  7. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    So true..lol...A squirt bottle of it can make ya boss in a dispute ...Cindi walks a wide path around me when I have it in hand..lol...
     
  8. strummer101

    strummer101 Squier-Meister

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    Here's mine in mid June, can't even walk through the garden now without stepping on something 0628201427_HDR.jpg
     
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  9. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Squier-Meister

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    Because I live at 750 meters high, only small tomatoes can grow outside. No chances for bigger without greenhouse...
     
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  10. strummer101

    strummer101 Squier-Meister

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  11. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    I am proud the Kentucky Derby is over with. Now I can plant my maters without worrying about frost. ;-)

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    Rest of the story: Local legend says Derby Day, normally the first Saturday in May, is the earliest day to safely plant tomatoes to avoid frost. Living here almost nine years we have not had a frost in May.

    I started these plants from seeds taken from a partially bug eaten mater. I will try some indoor growing when the weather cools.
     
  12. Ahnlaashock

    Ahnlaashock Squier-holic

    Sep 21, 2014
    St. Louis Area
    The "Grape Seed" type vining tomatoes that grow in good clusters like grapes, are absolute production monsters when they get what they want. I have had them reach 15 feet and take over the tomato part of the garden. Luckily, they are also a very flavorful tomato with good texture.
    If you collect the bad ones and put a little compost over them in the fall, they will also repeat in the spring pretty consistently here. Much better started inside and given a good head start, since once they start to produce, they never stop. That just means scooping the area into a tray and bringing it inside in the spring.
    I can not speak highly enough about the variety.
     
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