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Old 03-21-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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I'd like to learn how to garden but don't have a green thumb. I might try this, however, if it works. Anyone have experience with it?
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Pomona
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Ask yourself this one ... when was the last time an "as-seen-on-tv" product work as well as it was purported to be?
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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Absolute waste of time and money! I tried it last summer. Between buying the topsy-turvy, the tomato plant, I got a whopping 4 tomatoes. Could have bought them cheaper at the Farmers Market.

If you really, really want to grow your own tomatoes, I would recommend container (patio) tomatoes. Better yield, less cost.

My topsy-turvy is going in the trash.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:19 AM
 
Location: near bears but at least no snakes
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Buy a tomato plant. Using soil, transplant it to a very large pot. Put it outside in the sun. When it is dry water it. When it starts to make little yellow flowers, take some Miracle Grow tomato fertilizer and follow the directions and use it. Use it often while it is blooming and forming tomatoes. You can take a stake and stick it into the soil and tie the tomato plant to it when it starts falling over or you can just leave it that way. Enjoy your tomatoes. It's THAT easy.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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Thanks, everyone. I thought it looked to good to be true with all those tomatoes hanging from the planter. I will try it with the container and see how it goes. Question - what size diameter does the growing pot have to be to get a good amount of tomatoes?
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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My neighbor and I both bought it last year with mediocre success. She also used it to grow a bell pepper plant that only grew 2 peppers. So, I would say, don't waste your money.
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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It is a waste of money, I was duped into buying one last year and it didnt produce.
Instead I planted in the ground and got these jack and the beanstalk monsters.
This year I planted 2 plants both Big Boys in late Feb and so far so good...
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Well, my garden is all tilled up about 100ft wide by 60ft deep, I have rows put in and tomorrow, I'm gonna transplant some Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, and head Cabbage, these plants can take a mild frost, I'll wait until mid April before I start on squash (yellow crookneck, zucchini, butternut), Cucumbers, Sugar Baby Water Melons, cantalope, Onions, Garlic, Okra, Tomatos - Celebrity & Brandywine, Corn - Incredible. I am probably forgetting a few things, it's normal, I'll remember before I'm through planting.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:25 PM
 
Location: near bears but at least no snakes
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Buy a tomato plant. Using soil, transplant it to a very large pot. Put it outside in the sun. When it is dry water it. When it starts to make little yellow flowers, take some Miracle Grow tomato fertilizer and follow the directions and use it. Use it often while it is blooming and forming tomatoes. You can take a stake and stick it into the soil and tie the tomato plant to it when it starts falling over or you can just leave it that way. Enjoy your tomatoes. It's THAT easy.
I'd say a pot that is 10-12" in diameter at the top. Just remember tomatoes love SUN and HEAT and they are heavy feeders.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:32 PM
 
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Well, my garden is all tilled up about 100ft wide by 60ft deep, I have rows put in and tomorrow, I'm gonna transplant some Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, and head Cabbage, these plants can take a mild frost, I'll wait until mid April before I start on squash (yellow crookneck, zucchini, butternut), Cucumbers, Sugar Baby Water Melons, cantalope, Onions, Garlic, Okra, Tomatos - Celebrity & Brandywine, Corn - Incredible. I am probably forgetting a few things, it's normal, I'll remember before I'm through planting.
Wow Dusty. Can I ask why you're planting SO MANY varieties? 60' X 100' is a size of small residential lot, which is HUGE for a vegetable bed. Are you selling the veggies or you just have a big family?
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