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Old 08-01-2014, 08:28 PM
Location: CO
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I got a late start with a patio plant Roma tomato, it just now has flowers on it. I might get some tomatoes eventually. Meanwhile I'm watering my neighbor's garden while they are on vacation and there are two juicy red tomatoes there that I ought to pick before they rot.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by oregonbirder View Post
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.
I'm in Milwaukie, OR and mine about where yours are, enjoying the combo of heat plus last week's rain. Ate my first Sun Gold today, with a ton more green/approaching yellow ones coming soon. The Stupices are doing well, although not really even close to red. I didn't plant Brandywines this year because I forgot to- the seeds are stored in a different place than all the rest. Also planted a Saucey plant this year for the first time. It's loaded with small tomatoes at this point.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:10 AM
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I'm such a novice I'm not sure what I've got. Wanted to say I found one of those upside down tomato planters in a thrift shop. It's going really well (plant purchased from Home Depot). We've gotten a couple of tomatoes off of it so far and there are many more ripening.

I also got two of the little cheap single tomato seed pods (Miracle Grow) that you root in your windowsill. They're planted in the bed out front and have begun producing.

It's a rental and we eat a lot of salads so I'm satisfied. We're zone 7. I may get tomatoes until Christmas.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:36 AM
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We bought starter plants, a patio and a cherry type, and put them in pots. Both have great foliage and a decent amount of fruits but they are just starting to ripen. We have been picking onesie-twosies for a couple of weeks now.

Zone 7, in case you're curious. Wonder how my neighbor's plants are doing.
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Emanon13 View Post
Having a garden with around 15 tomato plants in the backyard, I went ahead and invested in a food mill. Donít have to peel or seed! Looks wonderful though. Nothing better than a fresh tomato sauce. Love to make my fresh marinara into a vodka cream sauce as well. Heavenly!
Here in south Texas, the "middle of summer" was months ago. We are now in Hades.

Plants were pulled and tossed out a while back. We do get to enjoy tomatoes in April and May.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:16 PM
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Originally Posted by kinkytoes View Post
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.
Correction it looks like they actually have something called Septoria leaf spot. I pulled out two plants and hopefully the increased air circulation will help them.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:33 PM
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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Not very good here, the temps have been too low, even by ND Standards. Very few days have reached above 75F, Most nights have been in the very low 50s or mid to high 40s.

Only got a few Cherry tomatoes and one "Striped Marvel" Everything else is either just starting to blossem or has a few small green fruits. Typically we can expect our first frost in September. They better get into high gear if they are going to do anything.

What are temps are like:

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Old 08-06-2014, 06:41 AM
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The first planting was exhausted and we ripped everything out Sunday and replanted Roma.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:51 AM
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I will be cleaning out most of the tomato plants this week. They are done. I'll clean things up and put in some sage and oregano plants I bought yesterday. I'll plant some lettuce and radish seeds when it cools down a bit.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:01 PM
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We have had such a strange year: most of the temps have been way below normal but so has the rain fall, so our garden didn't set the world on fire. A lot of people are bringing tomatoes into work out classes, etc to get rid of them. We are coming to the end of the season here. I have several very small green ones that will be ripe in about a month, but the rest including the yellow grape ones are about gone. If I wasn't so excited about doing a container garden next year, I would rip out everything we have and start a fall garden.
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