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Offline sharon

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First Tomatoes of 2014
« on: March 27, 2014, 08:31 PM »
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Sharon Rempert - March 17, 2014 - unknown variety



Berkley and Dorothy Bettis - March 27, 2014

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Offline Berkley

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Re: First Tomatoes of 2014
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 01:40 PM »
First ripe tomato in our plot, 5-1-14. OTOH, it's a SunGold, which doesn't really count - they're always the first to ripen, and the last to still be producing.

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Re: First Tomatoes of 2014
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 11:55 AM »
Today's harvest. In addition to the SunGolds (several of which were eaten before they could be photographed ::) ), we're starting to get ripe Better Bush 'maters.

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Re: First Tomatoes of 2014
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 10:08 AM »
For all those who regularly harvest bushels of huge, perfect, vine-ripe  Cherokee Purples, please don't bother to look.
But from two frustrated gardeners whose three seasons of attempts at growing the legendary variety have resulted in a disheartening collection of bottom-rotted, misshapen, bug-eaten, bird-pecked, dropped from the vine when green failures, please allow us a small celebration for our first, perfect 'mater.
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Re: First Tomatoes of 2014
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2014, 07:46 PM »
Berk et al - I would be interested in what you fertilized your tomatoes with. I have several tomatoes not setting fruit (Spring 2014), others are. Two of the plants that ARE NOT happen to be my prized Cherokee Purples!  At a late moment this past weekend,  I broke down an bought an organic tomato food at Bright Ideas in South Austin...and desperately did a very late fertilize.

Normally I just put in "Rocket Fuel" in when I plant...my beds always have a new turn in of either  Natural Gardener compost or some composted manure.

Do tell!  :) ++cj

Offline Berkley

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Re: First Tomatoes of 2014
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2014, 11:03 PM »
We used SCG plant sale compost when we planted. Then about a week later I helped unload the donated bags from Texas Hydroponics and Organics. I took a bag of "Rose bush soil amendment" which Randy and Sharon said should be good for tomatoes. I added about a pint around the base of each of the plants. I don't know what was in it, but it was the WORST smelling stuff I have ever put in the garden.
Apparently the 'maters loved it, however.

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Re: First Tomatoes of 2014
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2014, 11:21 AM »
August 3. This just in from our tomato plants:
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The report of our death was an exaggeration.
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Re: First Tomatoes of 2014
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2014, 12:07 PM »
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Alas, poor 'maters! I knew 'em, Horatio; a yellow of infinite yield, red most excellent tasty; I have borne 'em in my hod a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rims at it. Here hung those vines that I have plucked I know not how oft. Where be your globes now? Your salsas? Your sauce? Your flashes of enjoyment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?
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