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Old 06-06-2007, 12:04 AM
 
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I moved from Indiana and used to grow tomatoes but since I moved to the Oregon coast I cant seem to grow good tomatoes.Any hints.
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Hi! I live on the Oregon coast too. I don't know where you are located but pretty much all of the oregon coast is just too cool to suit the tomatoes.
I haven't seen much of anyone plant them here. Usually it only gets up to 70 degrees which is not warm enough.

Possibly if you lived in Brookings it might work. Otherwise I'd suggest just finding something else to grow. The berries grow well here
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Brookings, OR
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Default Hi, I live in Brookings, Or. and grow tomatoes.....

I was told that it is difficult to grow tomatoes on the Oregon coast as the weather is toooo cold, foggy and wet. This can be true, but there are ways to successfully grow ripe tomatoes.

Start indoors early from seed. This starts the plant early under a controlled condition and shortens the outside growing time. If there is a short grow season, this helps.

It is time to plant when the soil temperature is above 50F. Use raised bed(s) if possible filled with compost, soil, egg shells and coffee grounds.

Stake at the time of planting to reduce damage to the roots. Or use tomato cages. When your plants are snuggly in the soil, cover with mulch. This will help to keep the soil moist and to regulate the soil temperature.

Think wind, cold and fog protection. I have just skimmed the surface. I grow in raised beds in a tunnel and have been very successful.

Visit my website for free detailed information on growing coastal tomatoes, enclosures, soil and more. If you have questions, contact me via my website or email. Happy growing.
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Tomatolady is right. You need a warm environment to grow your tomatos. A temperature controlled greenhouse is one solution, or wait til next summer and try some short growing period tomatos, if the temps get up above 65 degrees for 60 or more days. The hotter the better for tommy toes.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:55 AM
 
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Default Growing tomatoes on the Oregon Coast

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I moved from Indiana and used to grow tomatoes but since I moved to the Oregon coast I cant seem to grow good tomatoes.Any hints.
Hi, I live in the Coos Bay area on the Oregon coast and I grow tomatoes. I have the "topsy turvy" hanging pots that take 2 tomatoe plants in each pot. I've found that the smaller tomatoes grow the best. Here are some that I've planted: Stupice, Green Zebra, Paul Robeson, Oregon Spring and Black Prince. For cherry tomatoes I've tried Sungold and Siletz. All of these have grown well but they need to be sprayed with an "end rot" spray. I order ENZ-ROT spray from Gardens Alive. Tomatoes grown here have a tendancy to form a sunken, ugly rot at the bottom of the tomatoes and this spray must be used weekly on both the vine and fruit. This is caused by a calcium deficiency and this spray keeps it from happening because it contains calcium. It's also a natural spray so will cause no harm to humans. Also, when planting make sure your soil has added calcium and other nutuients crucial for tomatoe growing. Good luck and if you need more info go to ostmanfarm.com
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