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Old 08-09-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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I've only had 2 tomatoes off of like 10 plants! A very wet,cool June & July has been hard on mine. Oddly, I gave one plant a drink of milk 2 days ago as it had one tomato w/ the brown spot on the bottom,& I had read somewhere it may be a calcium deficiency. Today,It has at least 5-6 tomatoes on it,and a few days ago only 2!
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: southern california
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we got a few. but we do not suffer from excessive rain.
just a few mind you i cut them off and eat the good part no problem.
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:57 PM
 
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The OP's article is teling me it's no longer available,so I found another on it:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/op...r.html?_r=1&em
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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We have tomatoes in containers on our deck because we don't have a good area to plant in the yard (other than the front that gets all the sun). It's a race against the squirrels - I go out today to give the birds some water, see the squirrel sitting on the railing with a big tomato that had just started to ripen hanging in his/her mouth! Off it goes into the woods w/my tomato

I did have luck other years w/"painting" the tomatoes w/Frank's Hot Sauce - I was just lazy this year and had been pretty good about pulling them when they start to ripen and bringing them in to put on the windowsill until they are fully ripe. So far this year though the squirrel (not sure if it's the same one) has taken the largest one when it was totally green and this other one today.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Raleigh, NC
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We have tomatoes in containers on our deck because we don't have a good area to plant in the yard (other than the front that gets all the sun). It's a race against the squirrels - I go out today to give the birds some water, see the squirrel sitting on the railing with a big tomato that had just started to ripen hanging in his/her mouth! Off it goes into the woods w/my tomato
Flamingo, we have the same problem. Two squirrels come twice a day and each take one tomato. This has been going on for a month. Usually the maters are too large for them to eat the whole thing so they leave uneaten halves on the rail for the ANTS! I've put up bird netting which only helped them to ruin more tomatoes so I took that down. I'm going to try Frank's Red Hot on the large plants. I hope I remember to wash them well when we go to eat them. The grape tomato plant has hundreds of tomatoes on it so hopefully there will be some for us humans. The deck is great. Many of my neighbors have bigger problems with the deer and rabbits at ground level.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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We just ate our beefsteak tomato sliced on hamburgers, the only really big one we got. It was over a pound. Very dense red flesh and a good taste. I wish we had more that size to cut up as a side dish for dinner. Plenty of better boys and early girls and others, but they all came in at once and you have to freeze or cook them.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Alice I am not in your league but my sun gold cherry cluster tomatoes are starting to give me a skant handful each day.....today there were enough to use them as a vegetable side rather than just a garnish.....They are delicious....I never grew them before.....wow are they good!
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, IN
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This looks like the cream of the crop for us, about six inches across and easily over a pound although I didn't weigh it.

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Old 08-13-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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^^^Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!!!!
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:54 AM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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We had a cool June and early July. Normally we have a very warm July, but not this year. I have two gardens. At my parents house, the tomatoes are doing ok. The pear and cherry tomatoes are doing great. But the others are not. The plants are tall, but not real bushy. There are some fruit on them, but not much.

The same variety plants at my other garden are growing like crazy. They are bushy and full of fruit. In the next 3 weeks I am going to have a crazy amount of ripe tomatoes.
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