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Post  RoOsTeR on 7/1/2012, 11:08 am

The monthly avatar theme for July is tomatoes! So head out to the garden and show us what you got!!
Let's see how many varieties we have out there!!

These are some of my little Yellow Pears:


If you don't have any tomatoes yet, or they are doing poorly, or have no camera to snap your own, a simple google, bing, etc search will bring up lots of tomato pictures you can use. Just participate as best you can.

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Post  Frenchbean on 7/1/2012, 11:31 am

I can't Rooster I have non Growing Sad Sad Sad
Sad I can't find any of the ingredients for MM. Cant even source the wood to make my bed affraid I am gonna cry or scream or both :scratch:
Can't even get any nylon netting. What is wrong with the UK We want to garden the square foot way to No

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For July: Tomatoes!

Post  littlejo on 7/1/2012, 11:45 am

Goly gee, my tomatoes are doing bad this year! Sad Maybe I could use someone else's tomato pictures?

I suppose carrots will be up for Aug! They are doing worse than the tomatoes! They have sprouted, but that is it, shortest carrot tops I've ever seen!

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Post  RoOsTeR on 7/1/2012, 11:54 am

Original Post updated. Very Happy We don't want to exclude anyone, so participate as best you can.

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Post  camprn on 7/1/2012, 12:02 pm

My tomato plants are still in their infancy Sad
This is from last year. My Gilberties!

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Post  Windsor.Parker on 7/1/2012, 12:27 pm

Bug, flower, and fruit on one of the Red Calabash variety.

affraid Smile

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Post  SherrieLou on 7/1/2012, 2:18 pm

This was my first SFG season and it has been fraught with successes and failures "Learning Experiences" Wink

Namely... the moths in East TN are too smart to be fooled by my putting little white bread bag tags on the leaves of my cabbage plants, hence the cut owrms got my cabbages, powdery mildew hit my cucumbers, and my bush beans got long and skinny and spread across the garden like vines but never actually produced any beans.

But inspite of all of that and the record breaking 107 degree temps this week, I do have "Tomatoes"!!!! So thanks Rooster, for picking an avatar I can contribute to!

P.S. I also discovered that:

1. Having a college education does not guarantee that you know what Vermiculite is study

2. Herbs love MM's (and so do the ants)

3. Trying to make a bush variety summer squash climb a trellis = a Big Bunched up Bush. (they still grow and taste great but who needs "Crooked Necks" when your squash can have C/r\o/o\k/e\d Bodies too. Embarassed )

4. Curly Kale is the gift that keeps on giving! (I thought I killed it twice and it just keeps bouncing back)

5. $3 worth of pepper plants grown in your own yard yields about a dozen beautiful red & yellow sweet peppers which trumps the ones at the local grocery store that go for about $3 per pepper and are grown in "who knows" what part of the earth and are sprayed with pesticides I can't even pronounce.

6. And finally, the most important thing I discovered during my first season is that...

I Love Square Foot Gardening!!!

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For July: Tomatoes!

Post  CapeCoddess on 7/1/2012, 4:03 pm

Hmm...I have lot of tiny tomato plants, but the only tomatoes I have right now came as flowers on this distressed Sungold cherry I picked up for a buck a few weeks ago.


I'm looking forward to eating the first one but am confused. The tag shows them as being a reddish orange, but they have Gold in the name so I'm not sure when to pick this first one. Do I need to wait?

Anyone?

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For July: Tomatoes!

Post  RoOsTeR on 7/1/2012, 4:11 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Hmm...I have lot of tiny tomato plants, but the only tomatoes I have right now came as flowers on this distressed Sungold I picked up for a buck.



I'm looking forward to eating the first one but am confused. The tag shows them as being a reddish orange, but they have Gold in the name so I'm not sure when to pick this first one. Do I need to wait?

Anyone?

CC


Looks like a nice tomato for a $1

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Post  gregrenee88 on 7/1/2012, 4:30 pm

Here is our first Celebrity tomato as our Avatar. It is just about the size of a softball. I wonder if we got the tags mixed up with our Better Boys?!?! Rolling Eyes


These are our Cherry tomatoes....can't wait to eat'em. YUM!!!

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Post  Turan on 7/1/2012, 4:34 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Hmm...I have lot of tiny tomato plants, but the only tomatoes I have right now came as flowers on this distressed Sungold cherry I picked up for a buck a few weeks ago.
I'm looking forward to eating the first one but am confused. The tag shows them as being a reddish orange, but they have Gold in the name so I'm not sure when to pick this first one. Do I need to wait?

Anyone?

CC

Google the name and look at the pics Wink I see bunches of golden yellow orange fruits. Mine died Sad and have been replaced with sun sugar cherry which seems similar type and was also an orphan from a nursery closing out.

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For July: Tomatoes!

Post  Turan on 7/1/2012, 4:43 pm

The first Cherokee purple fruit the others are more ordinary spheres.


Some San Marzanos.


There are also Big Beef and Sweet Millions and Romas and then the orphans.

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For July: Tomatoes!

Post  plantoid on 7/1/2012, 4:48 pm

Normally we would have been eating the tomatoes by this time of the year .

Due to absolutely lousy weather and very little sunshine these are the only tomatoes I can find in the whole premise ... so I'll just have to go for forgivness on this one at present .Laughing


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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For July: Tomatoes!

Post  RoOsTeR on 7/1/2012, 5:01 pm

funny post rofl

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For July: Tomatoes!

Post  CapeCoddess on 7/1/2012, 5:01 pm

I have lots of distressed toms. This tomato box is like a laboratory. Laughing There are 3 Big Boys & 3 Supersonics in MM, and the 3 Sungolds are in unfinished compost with a bit of MM & finished compost around the roots. Total cost of all 9 distressed plants was $5.


If I don't lose them, I'm going to try the Florida weave on them. I saw that someone on the forum does this and I liked it. I'll be using yarn.

I also have Sweet 100's & Brandywine but they aren't part of my SFG's. I laid 1 Sweet 100 down when planting and planted a 2nd one straight into the ground. You can't believe the diff in the growth of the 2. Layed down has flowers galore, the other doesn't even have buds. I'm a believer!

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Post  Josh on 7/1/2012, 5:03 pm

Plantoid.....is that tomato toothpaste??

Here's my tomatoes so far.

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Post  FamilyGardening on 7/1/2012, 5:05 pm

What a Face tomato? What a Face



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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For July: Tomatoes!

Post  plantoid on 7/1/2012, 5:13 pm

@Josh wrote:Plantoid.....is that tomato toothpaste??

Here's my tomatoes so far.



I'll have you know that that is the finest GM tomato puree that money can buy ... my lad ..... toothpaste INDEED ! Laughing

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Post  Josh on 7/1/2012, 5:22 pm


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Post  Goosegirl on 7/1/2012, 8:18 pm

Since even my Master Gardener friend who has a grow set-up in his basement and multiple cold-frames to get started early does not have ripe tomatoes yet here in the GWN of NESD, I give you pics of last year's bounty. All from volunteers because I managed to kill my seedlings! (this year is much more successful, only lost one variety - all others are the healthiest, happiest 'mater plants I have ever had)

Russian Big Roma Cross Volunteer



Goose Creek Cross Volunteer - stolen before it ripened...it was the size of a softball...



Purple Russian Cross Volunteer



This year I have:

Russian Big Roma

Purple Russian

Aunt Lucy

Amish Paste

Indiesche Fleishe

Matt's Wild Cherry

Bloody Butcher

And 3 volunteers, one of which I hope is the Goose Creek.

GG


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Post  Dunkinjean on 7/1/2012, 8:20 pm

My cherry tomatoes have alot of green tomatoes!

My better boy also have some green tomatoes!

But my rutgers tom is a bit behind but growing fine.

Plantoid: I LOVE your sense of humor!! lol!

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Post  SwampCatNana on 7/1/2012, 8:57 pm

@SherrieLou wrote:.. the moths in East TN are too smart to be fooled by my putting little white bread bag tags on the leaves of my cabbage plants, hence the cut owrms got my cabbages, powdery mildew hit my cucumbers, ........


SherrieLou - have you tried moth balls? Check here: Uses for mothballs!
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Post  camprn on 7/1/2012, 11:18 pm

@SwampCatNana wrote:
@SherrieLou wrote:.. the moths in East TN are too smart to be fooled by my putting little white bread bag tags on the leaves of my cabbage plants, hence the cut owrms got my cabbages, powdery mildew hit my cucumbers, ........


SherrieLou - have you tried moth balls? Check here: Uses for mothballs!
Lee
Moth balls are TOXIC. Toxic=deadly poison. Off label use is not recommended.
http://www.mathesongas.com/pdfs/msds/MAT16120.pdf
Please remain on topic; The monthly avatar theme for July is tomatoes.


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Post  Triciasgarden on 7/1/2012, 11:30 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Hmm...I have lot of tiny tomato plants, but the only tomatoes I have right now came as flowers on this distressed Sungold cherry I picked up for a buck a few weeks ago.


I'm looking forward to eating the first one but am confused. The tag shows them as being a reddish orange, but they have Gold in the name so I'm not sure when to pick this first one. Do I need to wait?

Anyone?

CC

Those are looking good! The color should be red/orange. Here is a site for you: http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=sun+gold+tomatoes

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Post  JeanneRamick on 7/1/2012, 11:36 pm

I had my first ripe tomato on 6-28-12 this year! Crazy early.



There are more on the plant so I still have goodness to look forward to!


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