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Old 08-01-2014, 01:51 PM
Location: 2016 Clown Car...fka: Wisconsin
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Tomatoes are producing pretty well actually, but the plants themselves aren't as huge as they have been in previous years in spite of the fact that I've been watering and feeding with regularity.

We planted 12 tomato plants and have been harvesting Ruby Pearl, German Johnson, and some Mortgage Lifter. I just started getting Linguisa, my favorite paste tomato, but the plants are pretty loaded for a major harvest. Good thing I'm not counting on Mortgage Lifter to "lift" my mortgage, I'd be growing a LOT more of that variety...sheesh!


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Old 08-01-2014, 02:07 PM
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My tomatoes have been a washout this year. Don't know what happened.
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:33 PM
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My plants from seeds are beautiful, but not a single bloom or mater. I have no idea why not, I usually have enough to feed the whole town. I am super bummed, because I planted Dancing With Smurfs for my 1st time.
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:39 PM
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They're looking a little wilted...but they're producing. We have a bunch of them sitting on the picnic table by the garden. The one that I thought was absolutely dead from a late frost has recovered and although it looks like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree, it has a single green tomato on it.
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Old 08-01-2014, 03:49 PM
Location: Sheridan County, Wyoming
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Here in Northern Wyoming just a few cherry. Early Girls starting to turn red
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:04 PM
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Wish some of you have a general location under your header so we can see what area you're making the comment in.

Originally Posted by mmyk72 View Post
I have 3 pots that started as seedling on Memorial Day. Loads of green tomatos but only harvested these few riped ones.... sad

Husky Cherry - 2
Yellow Grape - 3
Here too.. Just now finally getting some red ones(2-3 weeks late) but only picked 3 so far. With no extra heat coming in August it looks like we'll need some luck in our area.
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:47 PM
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Here in zone 8, we're coming to the end. I get a few tomatoes to ripen now, but between the bugs and whatever, they are pretty much done.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:25 PM
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We're still going; DH just picked a full grocery sackful today. Now I need to make sauce again.

We have 16 plants - 4 Whoppers, 4 Beefsteaks, and 6 Romas, IIRC. And I use the Kitchen Aid stand mixer's juicer attachment to process the tomatoes. Works great!
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:24 PM
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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My plants are covered in green tomatoes. No bug issues, but most of my plants have BLIGHT! I'm pretty sure it is blight...and it is the first time I'm seeing it.

I have a variety of tomatoes..some plum and luckily I planted a coupe of Legend. Sadly they're the smallest plants. But they do have fruit on them and they seem to be blight free. My pepper in the same bed seems to have gotten the blight, and some of the fruit is getting deformed and falling off. Hopefully they'll ripen before the plants completely croak.

I'd almost forgotten the self-sown yellow cherry tomatoes. They're disease free and lovely as usual, but no ripe fruit yet.
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:49 PM
Location: Salem,Oregon
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I'm in Oregon, Willamette Valley, and this hot weather has my tomato plants loaded with tomatoes in all stages. I have eaten one small stupice, some sun golds. In the next few days I'm going to be eating a bunch and then canning the rest. I have Sun gold, Stupice, Siletz, Brandywine and one unknown I grabbed at our local Organics store and forgot to save the label.
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