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Old 06-17-2010, 02:30 AM
 
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I'm a first-timer growing tomatoes and have been lurking on this site (have picked up great tips!). I have 3 plants on the go presently - but no idea what they are. To be frank, I was never any good with plants and, just on a lark, picked up some tomato seed packets. Unforunately, expecting the worst, I tossed the packets. My plants have thrived, and the biggest (just over 3 feet) has been flowering for the past week. They are on a sunny terrace (southern exposure) in an urban setting. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will someday see actual tomatoes growing on the vines!

Thanks again to all of you who post your success stories and your questions. I truly have learned a lot from them! And my plants say THANKS too!
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Paperhouse - 52 plants, and Dusty Rhodes - 55! Holy moly, you must get a ton of tomatos!

Love the little cherry tomatoes, something about picking them off the vine and popping into your mouth whenever you pass them by.

I've looked in four or five nurseries this spring, and no cherry tomato plants. guess I left it too late this year
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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I love small-fruit tomatoes - grape, cherry. currant - so I have several sungolds, a few currant tomatoes, and some yellow pear. Also a few beefsteak plants that were given to me.

The beefsteaks are doing the best; the sungolds are very tall and lanky, so fingers are crossed there. The weather here has been weird all year - lots of intense dry spells and early heat that made plants unhappy, even with lots of watering, so their growth lately seems like playing catch-up.
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Paperhouse - 52 plants, and Dusty Rhodes - 55! Holy moly, you must get a ton of tomatos!

Love the little cherry tomatoes, something about picking them off the vine and popping into your mouth whenever you pass them by.

I've looked in four or five nurseries this spring, and no cherry tomato plants. guess I left it too late this year
Well.......a ton may be a slight exaggeration, thus far only about 1200 lbs or so.. I have become more popular among my friends, they seem to be dropping by a bit more often, and family comes in for short visits, 2 or 3 days. Not a problem, this is one of the reasons I do the garden anyway and am fond of sharing, also....this time of year I go on my "tomato sandwich" diet, a delicacy in this neck of the woods.
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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gah.......... I left it too long to transplant my tomato plants due to the inclement weather patterns and in the process of transplanting into their "home pots" half my tomato babies fell off - sigh.............sure hope the plants recover.
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