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Post  gwennifer on 5/22/2012, 5:28 pm

All right, I know you've all been waiting for it...


Tomato Tuesday 2012


Here's the thread to talk about the most popular of homegrown garden crops, the beloved tomato.

I'll kick it off with a picture of my Brandywine indeterminate heirloom tomato that I've planted in my SFG and am attempting to train to a single vine up the trellis. It has a few sets of blossoms. It's also put out some suckers from where the wind damaged leaves were removed. I'll have to nip those off.

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Post  happycamper on 5/22/2012, 5:44 pm

Looking good Gwennifer, it looks like there are several flower buds on it! My tomatoes are taking a beating from the wind and rain that probably won't stop until Friday. I will try a post some pic's late tonight when I can. Good job on that Brandywine!

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Re: PNW: Tomato Tuesday 2012

Post  boffer on 5/22/2012, 6:35 pm

Pretty gutsy for a new RH. Didn't you get the message that Tomato Tuesday threads are for other regions? yahoo Every time we web footers try and show pictures of red tomatoes, those people on the east coast who talk funny want to know what type of spray paint we used!

Well, with you leading the way, this year it's gonna be different; we'll show 'em! I was just out in the...ahem...pouring down rain, and I'm happy to report that I have a couple fruits. GO PNW!

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Re: PNW: Tomato Tuesday 2012

Post  Lavender Debs on 5/22/2012, 8:12 pm

@boffer wrote:...snip.... Every time we web footers try and show pictures of red tomatoes, those people on the east coast who talk funny want to know what type of spray paint we used! ....

Is there paint? Lowes?

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Re: PNW: Tomato Tuesday 2012

Post  gwennifer on 5/22/2012, 8:29 pm

I forgot to mention that I started my Brandywine from seed and I have a backup on the front porch that I don't know what to do with.

Now boffer, I went out in the rain to get my pic... Where's yours? (I happen to know you have some great shots, I saw them in Too Small's Tall's thread.)

Ripe or not, I was around last year and I know y'all love to talk about them. So here's to 'maters!


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Post  FamilyGardening on 5/22/2012, 8:39 pm

GO MATTERS!





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Re: PNW: Tomato Tuesday 2012

Post  boffer on 5/22/2012, 9:04 pm

@gwennifer wrote:...Ripe or not, I was around last year and I know y'all love to talk about them. So here's to 'maters!...

Yup, that's the point: all talk, no ripe tomatoes. (relatively speaking). But this year is going to be different...go red tomatoes!

Uh, Gwen, you can't find a place for ONE tomato plant? You're not trying very hard! tongue How about a few a nails in the fence in your picture and letting it run along the rail. You can't have too many Brandywines.


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Re: PNW: Tomato Tuesday 2012

Post  boffer on 5/23/2012, 8:34 pm

@gwennifer wrote:Now boffer, I went out in the rain to get my pic... Where's yours? ...
I waited for the rain to quit. Rolling Eyes

These are Mortgage Lifters, and are the first tomatoes that I've ever germinated inside. Seeds were planted on 3/27; they're growing fast in my greenhouse.


These are from the same batch, but had the misfortune of being planted outside. They are looking bedraggled from the rain and wind we've been having.


I've got a bonehead problem in this picture that I need to fix. The plan was for the indeterminate toms on the left to be trellised on the hoops; you can see the rope that creates a semblance of a trellis. I've done that before, and it works fine. I figured the determinate toms on the right might have enough space to grow and be done before the indeterminates got there. Well, for some reason I thought the Early Girls on the right were determinate; turns out they are indeterminate. Embarassed I've gotta figure out some creative trellising pretty soon!





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Re: PNW: Tomato Tuesday 2012

Post  FamilyGardening on 5/23/2012, 8:54 pm

looking good boffer!!

we waited for the rain to stop for a min to check on the gardens....

the winds are scary What a Face poor plants.....

we even lost a big chunk of our plum tree Shocked one of the few branch left Sad thank goodness we have small fencing around the tom's....the big branch fell right onto it.....tom was safe!

after the scare of the branch we found..... our first Italian paste...cyclops



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Re: PNW: Tomato Tuesday 2012

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 5/23/2012, 9:26 pm

Oh, man, I feel like such a scardy cat....my tomatoes are still hiding in the greenhouse. Except for five days of balmy sunshine, it seemed too cold to put them out. Hope next weekend is warmer. Plus, the Early Girl I took to my mom already has blooms. Besides, where will I put 35 tomato plants?

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Re: PNW: Tomato Tuesday 2012

Post  Lavender Debs on 5/24/2012, 12:06 am

@Nonna.PapaVino wrote:....snip....where will I put 35 tomato plants?

They start out so small, full of hope and easy to handle. I feel your pain.

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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 5/24/2012, 12:24 am

LavenderDebs, Just after posting, I found a home for at least 5, maybe 7, of the 'maters. A granddaughter who lives out in the country like we do, and is planting their second, ever, garden this year--it should do well as they have both home-grown chicken and pig compost. Wonder what she'll think of my square foot gardening.

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Re: PNW: Tomato Tuesday 2012

Post  gwennifer on 5/29/2012, 12:11 pm

@boffer wrote:Uh, Gwen, you can't find a place for ONE tomato plant? You're not trying very hard! tongue
Here's my backup Brandywine. It's an orphan. It has survived in spite of being left in this little 6" pot for weeks now. First member in Vancouver to post that they have room for it in their SFG, I will personally deliver it to you!


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Re: PNW: Tomato Tuesday 2012

Post  boffer on 5/29/2012, 12:23 pm


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Re: PNW: Tomato Tuesday 2012

Post  FamilyGardening on 5/30/2012, 5:58 pm

most of our tom's seem to be doing pretty good Very Happy all planted from seed

our son's self watering container filled with MM has his sweetie hyrbrid cherry



our daughters self watering container with MM a heirloom marglobe



one of our heirloom brandywines



here is a sick heirloom brandywine that we almost thru out.....she seems to be recovering



saved seed from last year volunteer yellow/orange cherry type of tom



another marglobe heirloom



one of our five heirloom paste tom's.....he has the first tom of the season



the group that needs to find a spot in our gardens.....still......What a Face im surprised they have survived the kids and dogs......tongue .....Bradley, brandywine and another volunteer saved seed from last year a cherry type of yellow/orange tom



another brandwine in the green house



yellow pear



a jubilee and marglobe.....i think.....:scratch: ....they have been not looking as well as the others....so we shall see....



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Re: PNW: Tomato Tuesday 2012

Post  FamilyGardening on 5/30/2012, 6:01 pm

@gwennifer wrote:
@boffer wrote:Uh, Gwen, you can't find a place for ONE tomato plant? You're not trying very hard! tongue
Here's my backup Brandywine. It's an orphan. It has survived in spite of being left in this little 6" pot for weeks now. First member in Vancouver to post that they have room for it in their SFG, I will personally deliver it to you!




gwen she looks soooo good cheers .....look how green she is!!

i think boffer found a spot or two or three.....:drunken: see....you can even get a couple more.....cyclops ...awww...transplant her...she needs more room to grow tongue

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Post  walshevak on 5/30/2012, 9:22 pm

Buy a 5 gal bucket from Lowes or Home depot, fill with MM and plant that beautiful plant.

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Post  gwennifer on 6/5/2012, 11:27 am

Doesn't anybody want my brandywine? Okay, boffer has had some fun with me, but I'm telling you it's an orphan that's up for adoption - free to good home!

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Post  boffer on 6/5/2012, 11:52 am

We have a new member in Portland who's in to tomatoes. I bet she'll take it.

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Post  FamilyGardening on 6/5/2012, 8:57 pm

we were hit with strong winds today What a Face the tom's seem to survive and the sun is out bright this afternoon....Shocked

our brandywine inside the green house



a sucker cutting that we put in a glass of water and it grew lots of roots...now transplanted in soil Very Happy doing very well!



brandywine outside



italian paste first fruit



two of our five italian paste



bradley on the left...marglobe on the right......



saved seed from last year volunteer....orange/yellow type cherry



yellow pear



a brandywine that we though would not make it Shocked



ous son's self watering container with MM.....sweetie cherry with fruit!



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Post  FamilyGardening on 6/13/2012, 1:01 am

rain and more rain....blah.....no pic's for tomato tuesday for the PNW No

some of the tom's are starting to show stress from the cold wet weather....getting a lot of curled leaves and brown/yellow areas on the leaves.....when it warms up...we will give them all trims and see how they do.....

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Post  gwennifer on 6/13/2012, 2:06 am

Whoopsie-daisy! I forgot it was Tuesday today! Thanks Rose, for your updates - last weeks pics look amazing BTW.

My brandywines are still plugging along. We had another hail storm this past week that knocked a couple of blossoms off. They still haven't grown any taller either, but they don't look stressed about the cool weather we've been having. I may end up giving up on cucumbers this year and planting my orphan from the front porch in their square.

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Post  FamilyGardening on 6/13/2012, 2:53 am

no problem gwen Very Happy

just glad you all are not tired of us yet....Shocked
hope you dont get any more storms!

im sure that poor brandywine will be so happy to be transplanted!!...she may give you the best tom's this year!!
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Post  FamilyGardening on 6/21/2012, 8:58 pm

took some photo's on tuesday and forgot to share them Shocked

5 paste heirlooms all seem to be doing pretty well



first fruit trying to blush from the paste's above



second fruit from the paste and its growing two fruits stuck together...weird..tongue



rainbow heirloom



first fruits from saved seeds from last year volunteer plant



first brandywine fruit



brandywine inside the green house...no fruit yet but lots of blooms



first fruit from a jubilee



our son's first fruit from a sweetie in his self watering container with MM



fruit from either a marglobe or jubilee....they got mixed up....Razz



brandywine that we stuck in a corner away from other tomatoes because it was really sick and we didnt think she would make it....well..surprise she is doing very well!



i have a couple of plants that are looking a bit sick....going to post another thread on them to see whats up.....

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Post  gwennifer on 6/26/2012, 6:39 pm

How are everybody's tomatoes doing? The weather at my place has been back and forth. I'm having some cool weather things bolt now, but my warm season things don't seem to really be thriving yet. The blossoms on my brandywines just fall off - no fruit beginning yet. I don't think it's a pollination problem since the romas are coming on just fine. Yep, I've been holding out on you - I have two roma tomato plants that I started from seed as well. I'll get some pictures up later!

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