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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For July: Tomatoes!

Post  plantoid on 7/2/2012, 5:45 am

@Dunkinjean wrote: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!



That's not humour but the truth HONEST . The weather is so bad I have been and washed the sun shade paint off the glasshouse this morning with dish drops and a long handled soft brush , the rain has done the rinsing off all on its own .

I've had to do it just so I can try and harvest enough sunshine ( when it decides to appear ) , to bring the five tomato flowers ( out of six plants ) into fruit .Sad Sad
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For July: Tomatoes!

Post  floyd1440 on 7/2/2012, 8:37 pm

@CC

I planted one tom laying down and had my doubts, but it is doing better than some of my other toms that I planted vertical for the last 35 years.

One mistake is that the one I laied down is against the other tomato plant right beside it; didn't think it through at first but next year lay them all down on the same angle so they don't grown against each other.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/2/2012, 8:50 pm

@floyd

That's funny about the angle thing. The stuff we don't think about. My lab toms are laid every which way, too, but I think they have enuff space to handle it. We'll just have to wait and see I guess.

In another thread called Tomato Depth Experiment, Bea has planted side by sides at different depths and isn't noticing that one way is better than the other so far. *shrug* Wonder if any are layed down...?

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For July: Tomatoes!

Post  walshevak on 7/2/2012, 9:52 pm

Last 5 days harvest.



My neighbor did a good job of keeping them picked. This is just what she saved for me.

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Post  camprn on 7/2/2012, 9:53 pm

Kay, what are those gnarly maroon tomatoes? They look very cool! What a Face

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Post  walshevak on 7/2/2012, 10:16 pm

Since I didn't pick them I'm not sure if they are purple calabash or Eva Purple ball. Will have to wait for wave 2 to be sure.
The gnarley red one hiding near the orange one is definately a Costoluto Genovese. I picked it today. And the big yellowish one is a great white beefsteak. Some large red cherries and a few either romas or san marzano paste.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 7/2/2012, 11:33 pm

Great looking maters Kay

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For July: Tomatoes!

Post  cheyannarach on 7/2/2012, 11:48 pm

Wow Kay, I came home to 9 ripe cherry toms and now I am a little disappointed, lol. Great maters!
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For July: Tomatoes!

Post  SwampCatNana on 7/3/2012, 9:35 am

since I have yet to harvest or even see a tom on my plants I have opted for this avatar!
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For July: Tomatoes!

Post  walshevak on 7/3/2012, 10:38 am

@walshevak wrote:Since I didn't pick them I'm not sure if they are purple calabash or Eva Purple ball. Will have to wait for wave 2 to be sure.
The gnarley red one hiding near the orange one is definately a Costoluto Genovese. I picked it today. And the big yellowish one is a great white beefsteak. Some large red cherries and a few either romas or san marzano paste.

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Checked out the Eva Purple Ball today which has some almost ripe maters and now know that is definately a Purple Calabash in the bowl.
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Post  camprn on 7/3/2012, 10:38 am

@SwampCatNana wrote:since I have yet to harvest or even see a tom on my plants I have opted for this avatar!
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Post  walshevak on 7/3/2012, 10:40 am

@cheyannarach wrote:Wow Kay, I came home to 9 ripe cherry toms and now I am a little disappointed, lol. Great maters!

Don't be, I'm a few zones warmer than you and these were the first substantial wave of ripenings. Yours will be there soon.

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Post  walshevak on 7/3/2012, 10:40 am

@camprn wrote:
@SwampCatNana wrote:since I have yet to harvest or even see a tom on my plants I have opted for this avatar!
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Post  Boz on 7/3/2012, 10:30 pm

My tomatoes are not doing good this year. I planted all heirlooms except for one hybrid early girl. This is a picture of my Black Cherry.
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Post  Goosegirl on 7/3/2012, 10:46 pm

I have 2 brand new babies on one of my volunteers. It is apparently one of the paste tomatoes from last year. Checked them again this morning and both of them have a perfect little peck taken out of them. ARGH!

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Post  RoOsTeR on 7/3/2012, 11:14 pm

@Boz wrote:My tomatoes are not doing good this year. I planted all heirlooms except for one hybrid early girl. This is a picture of my Black Cherry.

I wonder if the smoke has anything to do with the tomatoes? Mine aren't doing the greatest either (not that they ever are though lol). Between the smoke, heat, and wind it's no wonder they are having issues. Your's don't look bad though Boz

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Post  GWN on 7/4/2012, 1:12 pm

I feel I am cheating using last years tomatoes, however these WERE ripe by this time last year.
I have lots of tomatoes, but none ripe....
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Post  Kate888 on 7/4/2012, 3:56 pm

Here are my reisenstraube toms. I have 4 plants that seem to be doing well, but nothing ripe yet.



I tried to upload a larger picture here, but for some reason nothing happens when I click "host it" (I have uploaded pictures before, so I do know how to).
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Post  boffer on 7/4/2012, 4:22 pm

@Kate888 wrote:...I tried to upload a larger picture here, but for some reason nothing happens when I click "host it" (I have uploaded pictures before, so I do know how to).
There is a picture file size limit, but it has changed several times since the forum started, and I can't tell you exactly what it is. Your description sounds like you're trying to upload a picture that's too big. Try reducing the size of your picture before you upload it.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 7/5/2012, 10:07 am

@Goosegirl wrote:I have 2 brand new babies on one of my volunteers. It is apparently one of the paste tomatoes from last year. Checked them again this morning and both of them have a perfect little peck taken out of them. ARGH!

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Post  gwennifer on 7/5/2012, 11:41 am

@Kate888 wrote:I tried to upload a larger picture here, but for some reason nothing happens when I click "host it" (I have uploaded pictures before, so I do know how to).

I have had nothing happen when I click on "host it" many times. The first time, I was at a loss to explain it - it just looked like I hadn't even clicked it. Turned out it was working, I just had to wait and wait. Maybe the server was experiencing heavy traffic, maybe the picture was large enough it took a while to load, but eventually the window with the links comes up.
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Post  llama momma on 7/5/2012, 11:54 am

Couple of baby Brandywines
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Post  PeonyLover on 7/5/2012, 3:36 pm

Here is my first ripe Mortgage Lifter! rock on Guess whose having a tomato & cheese sandwich for lunch-Woot! It's actually pretty big-I was blessed with large utilitarian hands for a woman (size 10 driving gloves) Shocked -all the better to hold my power tools with. Laughing And why I NEVER get manicures-seriously-I am quite aware of the size of my hand without some frilly nilly pointing it out. rofl
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For July: Tomatoes!

Post  RoOsTeR on 7/5/2012, 4:31 pm

Now that's a nice mater!

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Post  SwampCatNana on 7/5/2012, 5:57 pm

PeonyLover - better looking than any supermarket ones I've seen lately! And I bet a good bit more tasty!
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