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Post  landarch on Wed 05 Mar 2014, 9:20 pm

I seeded several flats of tomatoes this past Saturday and had germination in just a few days.  Varieties seeded include: Carbon, Cherokee Purple, Black Krim, Pink Brandywine, Green Zebra, Hillbilly, Black Cherry, San Marzano, San Marzano 'Lungo', Jetstar, and Rutgers.

Peppers (seeded but no germination yet) are Fat N' Sassy, Poblano, and Giant Marconi.

I tried to use Heirloom seeds from Baker Creek when possible. 

Here's a pic of the baby tom's...taken a few minutes ago.
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Post  Marc Iverson on Wed 05 Mar 2014, 11:19 pm

Green Zebra and Hillbilly sound really fun, for their beauty if nothing else. And Black Krim has gotten a rep as especially great-tasting, from what I read and hear.
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Post  Windmere on Wed 05 Mar 2014, 11:22 pm

I am going to have some fun this season by planting quite a few varieties.  I can say that I had some nice success with my Black Krims.  They taste amazing!
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Post  landarch on Thu 06 Mar 2014, 8:59 am

I bought some Hillbilly seeds last Saturday...just to add a splash of color to a sliced tomato plate.  I'm kinda tapped out for space but couldn't resist.
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Post  tagyourit on Thu 06 Mar 2014, 11:40 am

We seeded black krim, Purple Cherokee, AR Travlers, Pink Mortgage lifters and the free one from the praxxis seed give away.    I have also done peppers but very few of them have sprouted.
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Post  landarch on Thu 06 Mar 2014, 4:29 pm

I was looking at Arkansas Traveler but the local seed outlet did not carry any from Baker Creek Seeds...and their catalog took forever to show up in the mail and it was too late to order.


I've also heard about Arkansas Spring and Arkansas Mountain...but can't find too much when googled...not sure if they exist.
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Post  brainchasm on Thu 06 Mar 2014, 5:13 pm

I'm doing just Black Krims and Cherokee Purples again this year.

I prefer "black" tomatoes, and the flavor is a-maz-ing!

In fact, my profile pic is a couple Black Krims from last year!  The larger one was 1lb 2oz. Smile

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Post  walshevak on Thu 06 Mar 2014, 6:53 pm

http://store.tomatofest.com/Arkansas_Traveler_Tomato_Seeds_p/tf-0028.htm

Try this company. I've ordered from them before and had no problems.

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Re: tomato time

Post  sanderson on Fri 07 Mar 2014, 2:00 am

Landarc,
do you want a few Arkansas Traveler seeds?
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Post  landarch on Fri 07 Mar 2014, 6:33 pm

Sanderson...thank you for the generous offer, but I may be tapped out for space in the garden this year.

The city is reconstructing our street and all my SFG boxes are in the Right-of-Way (only place I get full sun).  I am in the process of moving by boxes into my lawn and will not have as much space this year.

I'll have to keep an eye out for Arkansas Traveller for next year...or maybe keep an eye out for seedling sales here in K.C. and pick up a single plant to squeeze in somewhere.
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Post  walshevak on Fri 07 Mar 2014, 10:50 pm

@landarch wrote:Sanderson...thank you for the generous offer, but I may be tapped out for space in the garden this year.

The city is reconstructing our street and all my SFG boxes are in the Right-of-Way (only place I get full sun).  I am in the process of moving by boxes into my lawn and will not have as much space this year.

I'll have to keep an eye out for Arkansas Traveller for next year...or maybe keep an eye out for seedling sales here in K.C. and pick up a single plant to squeeze in somewhere

One 5 gal bucket would do you.   Laughing 

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Post  Marc Iverson on Fri 07 Mar 2014, 11:16 pm

Sounds like a problem I have ... more room than sun necessary to use it.
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Post  CapeCoddess on Sat 08 Mar 2014, 3:46 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:Sounds like a problem I have ... more room than sun necessary to use it.
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