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Old 03-28-2020, 07:06 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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... I know they don't like heat (above 90) is that the reason why? Have you tried mulching around them to keep soil temps from heating up? Have you tried a hot tolerate tomato plant?
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I've read that too, but I don't believe it. Tomatoes grow quite well in S. Italy/Sicily where temps are regularly 90-100 in summer. (Maybe the plants are fooled by the metric system (35-40C) and don't realize it's that hot? )


Tomatoes are easily over-watered. They need water for the roots, but don't like it on the foliage (get moldy easily). They prefer arid climates, but they're like weeds. They do well most anywhere.


That's what's nice about seed saving: plant a bunch and save whichever ones do well in your environment. Within just a couple yrs, you have your own personal "variety."
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Sorry to hear! I think everyone should have at least 1 Tomato plant growing at home. I know they don't like heat (above 90) is that the reason why? Have you tried mulching around them to keep soil temps from heating up? Have you tried a hot tolerate tomato plant?

It’s not that, so much as that they can’t set fruit if the night temp is over 74. We are probably still under that, but not for much longer. I can manage to get some grape or cherry tomatoes, but not the full size ones.

I think I’ve already missed the window for this year, but if I get a determinate variety planted very early, it’s possible I could get a crop.

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Old 03-28-2020, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Not growing a lot this year but will be doing some new herbs as well as some shallots. The ground is almost dry enough to till and here comes more rain tonight. We will persevere as sooner or later is will be tillable. Materials are in place for a few raised beds for tomatoes, peppers, and summer squash.
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Old 03-29-2020, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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20 flats of 4 packs are growing well, 960 tomato, pepper and a few tomatillo plants...so far....a few more varieties yet to seed.

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Old 03-31-2020, 12:57 PM
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Location: Spring Church, PA (Until September 30, 2020) > Washington County, PA (Starting October 1, 2020)
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Nice garden! Yeah, we've had a couple of super nice days. Rare for March in past 7 yrs.


Not much depth with the Egg carton so after like 2 weeks of germination I'm think you'll have to transplant into cups. Maybe wait until 1st set of leaves form. Don't forget to make 3 cuts at bottom of cups with a scissor.

Progress after 6 days.





About time to move the lettuce and swiss chard to cups I think! Parsely (in brown container) and peppers aren't showing yet.
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We still have to get a bag or two of top soil and we will be ready to think seriously of transplanting our indoor veggies to the containers. Lowe's is having a decent sale this week: I am proceeding with caution but figure as long as we practice social distancing and everything is outside a few minutes at the nursery isn't going to be a problem and by purchasing a few things, we are helping the employees plus will give us a chance to work in the yard and get some fresh air.
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:26 AM
Status: "Less than 30 days now..." (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Spring Church, PA (Until September 30, 2020) > Washington County, PA (Starting October 1, 2020)
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Progress after 6 days.





About time to move the lettuce and Swiss chard to cups I think! Basil (in brown container) and peppers aren't showing yet.

Lettuce and Swiss Chard nearing the maximum maturity they can get inside, soon time to plant outside. Basil poking up everywhere now too



Unfortunately, Will have to wait to plant, snow in the forecast Friday. High of only 39F and lows in the mid 20s could kill them.



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Old 04-09-2020, 10:20 AM
 
Location: stuck in the woods with bears and moose
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Apartment gardening but I planted tomato seeds and yesterday they were just beginning to sprout. Today they're about one inch tall! I'll wait a few more days & then thin them out--I put three seeds in each cup but I only want one or two tomato plants. By the end of May, after hardening off, they'll go outside (they'll be in big pots by then.)

I have to check my Earth Box to make sure it's still working. That's where the beet seeds will be going as soon as I can get them in. Swiss chard and/or spinach will go in long planters.
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Old 04-11-2020, 10:46 PM
 
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Be careful gardeners there's a lot of companies around these days selling composted human waste to people who don't know it. These shady companies are not telling their customers, how we found out is ask them when calling do they sell composted human waste, some call it certified composted human waste. The US compost council does not tell who are selling it and who it and who isn't. I don't have a problem with them selling it for growing grass or even flowers. But frankly I don't even want it on my land, much less in my vegetable gardens. Major merchandisers are even selling it in pellet sized formes, read the small labels. Iam not bad mouthing a product just letting gardeners know, BEWARE
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Old 04-14-2020, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Today some places around here actually got some snow flurries so thank goodness nothing is in the plant containers yet, but hopefully will be in another few days or by the weekend. I have lost a few of my seedlings. I think with a little love and care I could safe them but just don't think they are going to produce and maybe not even grow when we are able to plant I do have 3 beautiful tomato plants and a couple of pepper plant by almost daughter gave me for Easter. They are really ready and begging to be planted. I am listening to them and to some others that are ready.
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