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Old 06-22-2018, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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What type of tomatoes do you have growing?
and
what is your fertilizer choice for lush growth and delicious fruit???
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:41 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Mine include Black Prince, Early Girl, Sungold, Sweet 100 and Black Cherry. You can never have too many homegrown tomatoes. Since I discovered it a couple of years ago I stick to an amazing local product that results in a healthy, abundant crop. My plants are about 5' tall and covered with blossoms and young fruit, the earliest I can remember.



https://www.hendrikusorganics.com/sh...bloom-5-2-4-4/
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Mine include Black Prince, Early Girl, Sungold, Sweet 100 and Black Cherry. You can never have too many homegrown tomatoes. Since I discovered it a couple of years ago I stick to an amazing local product that results in a healthy, abundant crop. My plants are about 5' tall and covered with blossoms and young fruit, the earliest I can remember.



https://www.hendrikusorganics.com/sh...bloom-5-2-4-4/

Love Sweet 100s...have planted them for yrs....

have 2 Patio plants but don't know if I'll be happy, haven't had them before. And heirlooms....have to plant in pots this yr.

Interesting fertilizer Using an organic fertil. too, my tomato is lush and huge with blossoms too. Much better than straight fertilizer.

Won't the first one taste delicious??!!
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:45 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Love Sweet 100s...have planted them for yrs....

have 2 Patio plants but don't know if I'll be happy, haven't had them before. And heirlooms....have to plant in pots this yr.

Interesting fertilizer Using an organic fertil. too, my tomato is lush and huge with blossoms too. Much better than straight fertilizer.

Won't the first one taste delicious??!!
Yes, and that will be a Sungold that won't make it into the house.
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:19 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I just ate a goliath last night and it was wonderful . I also have german pink , mortgage lifter and goliath and a san Marzano . You see I live in the south and I have had tomatoe plants in the ground since april so yeah we got tomatoes every where LOL .
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Old 06-22-2018, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I just ate a goliath last night and it was wonderful . I also have german pink , mortgage lifter and goliath and a san Marzano . You see I live in the south and I have had tomatoe plants in the ground since april so yeah we got tomatoes every where LOL .
Got mine planted late...still going to be a while
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Gettysburg, PA
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Let's see if I can remember them all: Super Sweet 100 Cherry, Juliet Grape, Delicious, Brandywine, Omar's Lebanese, Abraham Lincoln, Roma and Matina (8 of each). We got them in a little later than I had wanted to, toward the end of May (like around the 20th or 22nd), but they're doing well. Tons of little flowers and some have little green tomatoes on the ends of them. Can't wait! Hopefully in a couple more weeks or so, we'll start having some!

I don't remember how long it took last year, but I remember we had planted them right around May 15th. We were over-run with tomatoes last year and this year, we planted quite a few more!

I grow mine in raised beds with a specific soil composition. It contains compost, peat most or coconut coir, earthworm castings, azomite rock dust, mycorrhizal fungi and fish emulsion. They turned out amazing last year, so hopefully they'll do the same this year!
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:41 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I had a nice abundant crop of cherry tomatoes of all different types, planted in 2 pots. Unfortunately, most did not have markers, but my favorite is black/purple over green when ripe. They all did very well, but are almost over now. I’ve planted a few indeterminate plants to see if I can get more, but it may be too hot now.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:45 PM
 
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I have lots of varieties, but only 1 plant of most, I wanted to try many new varieties this year, but don't have tons of room.

Old Standbys:
Pineapple, Cherokee Green, Cherokee Purple, Girl Girl's Weird Thing, Indigo Cherry Drops

New-to-me this year:
Captain Lucky, Berkeley Tie Dye, Delicious, KBX, Mocha Splash, Bear Creek, Rutgers, McKinley, Martino's Roma, Barry's Crazy Cherry, Lucky Tiger, Pink Tiger, Green Tiger, Blush, Candy Sweet Icicle, Black Cherry.

I like the different colored ones

I fertilize with bunny poop and grass clippings. I use deep mulching, too, which brings worms close to the surface, so there's worm poo too . My plants are very happy this year.

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Old 06-22-2018, 09:05 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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I planted just two tomato plants this year because it would be my first time growing anything in Florida. What a huge disappointment! Iíve got to get with some people who have gardened here for a while to figure out what I did wrong. Back in Ohio I had to take bags of tomatoes to work every year just to get rid of them, so I know a thing or two about growing them.
Just not here😗
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