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Old 06-15-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I became aware of a new and really cool website today called Veggie Trader.com. It's pretty new as they only have about 500 members nationwide. It's a network of home vegetable gardeners and vegetable consumers. If you have excess veggies from your home garden you can offer them up for sale or trade. Right now I haven't found anyone in the SA area but there are some in Austin and Temple. It sounds like a really good idea since you always have too much of this and not enough (or none) of that but it will only work when there are people involved that are in close proximity to each other. I'm thinking of offering up some onions since I have an over abundance of them right now. They have a printable flyer that you can take to your favorite garden center to have them display. Here's a link VeggieTrader - Your place to trade, buy or sell local homegrown produce.

Moderators: Please do not move this to the Gardening Forum it needs to stay local to be effective. Thanks
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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I wish I had excess! I didn't know there was a veggie forum. Good to know, though!
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:24 PM
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I wish I had excess!
Same here. I'm still struggling to average more than one tomato per plant.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Same here. I'm still struggling to average more than one tomato per plant.
I know what you mean. Tomatoes are late this year. I went to a tomato tasting festival over the weekend and everyone had the same complaint. Plenty of green ones on the vine but very few ripe ones. There was still around 80 different varieties to sample but there is usually around 150.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Same here. I'm still struggling to average more than one tomato per plant.

I didn't leave any identifying footprints, did I? I've been sampling your tomatoes, I must confess...they're goooooood.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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My larger tomatoes aren't that prolific, but the Juliet (big grape shaped tomatoes) and the cherry tomatoes are doing fine. That is, once I put some bird netting around them! I planted six plants of each variety and get about 2 or 3 a day that are ripe enough to pick. But that will end soon. Most tomatoes stop producing when the temperature gets too high, so that's what I think is the problem. Although I still have flowers, even the two varieties I mentioned are not producing any more new tomatoes. The larger tomatoes are still green, and the beefstakes look more like big cherries.
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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I can't keep the squirrels away from them. Just when I get a good-sized tomato, they sneak around and snatch them...even through the chicken wire. Grrrr
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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I've grown some great squash, cucumbers, and peppers this year, but our tomatoes have been pitiful. We have some grape tomato plants that show some promise. I wish I had extra to sell, but we have a small garden. I will follow the site though.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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Nice find! Thx!
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:41 PM
 
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All I've got going this year is my apples - what grows well here?


I need to set up raised beds in the back yard and grow something we can eat - the stuff at HEB here is nasty most of the time
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