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Old 02-02-2020, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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The best way I have found to save tomato seeds is to ferment them. Scrape the desired seeds into a small bowl, add water and set on the counter to ferment for several days. When a film of mold has appeared on the surface, strain the seeds through a strainer, rinse and dry on a paper towel. Store with a label in a zip-loc bags in a cool place 'till next season. I get good germination rates from my saved seeds.
That's the way I do it too. Wish they were as easy as pepper seeds but its that sticky film on the seed that we need to eliminate otherwise seed will rot.
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Old 02-02-2020, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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"If you have a calcium deficiency"....now you know what to do with the milk/cream that spoils so quickly...add it to the garden, particularly around the tomatoes....

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Old 02-02-2020, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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We did it: scrounged some peat pots and started cilantro and other fast-grow green things. Took stock. Also found some gravel, which I've used for growing peas/lentils, and started that too.

These won't need the grow light for some time but it's set up for when they do. Now I need potting soil and vermiculite and some thinking....
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"If you have a calcium deficiency"....now you know what to do with the milk/cream that spoils so quickly...add it to the garden, particularly around the tomatoes....

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Gemstone1
Nope.
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Old 02-02-2020, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Soil sample analysis is the only way to determine what your garden needs. Then, go from there.
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Old 02-06-2020, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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ordering our first seeds today and have a plant date set up with the kids on Feb 24th
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Old 02-06-2020, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Burpee seed order has arrived. It's time to put the heating mat on a table and mount the grow light.
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Old 02-06-2020, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I got the Bakers Creek Catalog for first time and I have to say... What an awesome catalog! Very well made.


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Burpee seed order has arrived. It's time to put the heating mat on a table and mount the grow light.



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ordering our first seeds today and have a plant date set up with the kids on Feb 24th



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Soil sample analysis is the only way to determine what your garden needs. Then, go from there.
I something at Home Cheapo yesterday I almost bought... 40 samples for just $14! I'm going to grab it soon probably from amazon..
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Old 02-08-2020, 07:32 PM
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Location: Surrey/London
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Not mine, but a YT channel showing some fruit that can be grown in an unexpected climate (Suffolk, UK).


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC76...LFWrc6ebVcPkVw
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Old Today, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Think I will visit the nursery in the next few days and buy some tomato seeds, plus whatever else I have to get for our planting party in a couple of weeks.
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Old Today, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Kountze, Texas
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I would love to get some seeds too - but other items need to happen before we can get our planters ready.
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