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Old 08-06-2014, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Late spring, here. We're starting to get tomatoes, finally, but nothing like the abundant crop last season.
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:40 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Funny, because here in GA, even though its still hot as blazes, I can feel fall coming on. Everything is tired and ragged and in need of cleaning out and refreshing.
Today I weeded and fertilized the flower beds, snipped and dead headed, then gave everything a good drink. I love the sound of a sprinkler shooting water.
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: SC
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I have had one single ripe tomato this year after it sat green on the vine forever. There are a few more out there just sitting..green.

This is a big change for me moving to SC and planting my first tomatoes here. Ohio is to growing tomatoes, what Italy is to growing wine grapes. In Ohio I always had bumper crops of awesome tomatoes. I could literally fill both sides of my kitchen sink to the top.

Not sure if this is normal in SC, maybe it's the weather. Weather here has been cooler than normal with tons of rain all year.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:23 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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My first big southern gardening lesson was that tomatoes can't set fruit over 74 degrees, so my first season was a total bust.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:46 PM
 
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I have not a single ripe tomato. We skipped over spring here in Wisconsin and went right from winter to summer around Memorial Day weekend, so I didn't get anything planted sooner. And the summer's been rather cold, so the tomatoes and peppers in my garden didn't even flower til about a week ago. My rhubarb is loving it, though.
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:03 PM
 
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I have planted mine in large pots, with excellent soil, and they are doing very well.......i had my first tomato yesterday.....
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:48 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I finally started getting little grape tomatoes (were marked as cherry tomatoes, oh well.)

The big tomatoes are sitting there, green. Everything looks good though. We've had a beautiful cool, dry summer and things are doing much better than they do in the usual hot and humid situation.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I finally started getting little grape tomatoes (were marked as cherry tomatoes, oh well.)

The big tomatoes are sitting there, green. Everything looks good though. We've had a beautiful cool, dry summer and things are doing much better than they do in the usual hot and humid situation.
Nice! Feels good, right? While Humid conditions help diseases and Blight issues I think I agree plants like that humidity factor. Last year was insane with dewpoints hitting 70F or higher for 30 days in a row! Sick.

I finally picked 2 batches of tomatoes. Couple weeks late. Only 4 weeks left. Don't see many new blooms either.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:28 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Nice! Feels good, right? While Humid conditions help diseases and Blight issues I think I agree plants like that humidity factor. Last year was insane with dewpoints hitting 70F or higher for 30 days in a row! Sick.

I finally picked 2 batches of tomatoes. Couple weeks late. Only 4 weeks left. Don't see many new blooms either.
A few days ago I read in the local paper that it's already time to pick the flowers off the tomatoes because they won't have enough time to turn into tomatoes. Mine are loaded with flowers but I did chop the tops off because my tomatoes are indeterminate and would have kept going forever. May as well let all the energy go into making tomatoes that have a chance of ripening.

Yes, last summer was the most horrible summer ever. Sickening, it was so hot. This year is like paradise
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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A few days ago I read in the local paper that it's already time to pick the flowers off the tomatoes because they won't have enough time to turn into tomatoes. Mine are loaded with flowers but I did chop the tops off because my tomatoes are indeterminate and would have kept going forever. May as well let all the energy go into making tomatoes that have a chance of ripening.

Yes, last summer was the most horrible summer ever. Sickening, it was so hot. This year is like paradise
You know you could be really nice and share them with those of us that have crops almost finished for the season. Do you need our addresses or can you just find us on line? I am think of you as well as us: I wouldn't want to see your lovely tomatoes go to waste.
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