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Post  bbroomm on 4/2/2015, 12:24 am

Ok its been a few days now, so I think I can talk about it.
I don't really know anyone else who gardens/grows things.  So you guys are all I can talk to who understand my pain!
I can't really grow things very well, I tend to kill everything.
So I was extreeeeeemely   excited with a ground cherry tomato I was growing.
This is it about a week before its demise.  Looks gorgeous to me.


Then we got a chilly night out of nowhere.  And this is what I was left with...



Terribly saddened, and re-discouraged.   pale  

But my everglades tomato is hanging in there!  Looks like it wants to die, but still putting out little green baby tomatoes! cheers
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Post  sanderson on 4/2/2015, 3:24 am

Sad   Yes, we all understand your loss. Your garden is small so it must be extra sad to lose such a beautiful plant.

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Post  BrianDorry55 on 4/2/2015, 10:06 am

Sorry for your loss...can be very discouraging when that happens but unfortunately crazy weather is just one obstacle if you want to grow your own food. Last year was my first year...I was so excited that I had almost perfect germination rate in my first square foot garden...and then one of our crazy Florida rain storms pummeled more than half of my 32 square bed.

I was starting to stress a few days ago because it was almost April and I hadn't started my spring seedlings yet, and then we got that crazy cold spell and I knew I dodged a bullet. That's just how things work sometimes! Keep your head up and next time if you've got something in a pot and the weather is questionable, bring it inside. Good luck!
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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/2/2015, 11:30 am

They are like weeds in my garden.  Maybe you could cut off the bad parts and it will spring up again.  The roots may still be fine.  Worth a try.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/2/2015, 11:56 am

I agree w/ CC, BBrooom.  It MIGHT still make it...  Had a broccoli seedling lose it's leaves and it's still growing.

I put my tomatoes out for some sun and they got pretty wind-burnt.  They still look pretty iffy, but we'll see what happens.

Remember - it's all a learning process.

Have faith!  Plants are very resilient!
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Post  donnainzone5 on 4/2/2015, 1:05 pm

Hey!  Perk up.

Last year, I thought a late frost had murdered one of my tomatillo plants.  I purchased a replacement but left the old one in the ground.

I was astonished to find that the "frozen one" came back to life, and I ended up with three tomatillo plants.  A gallon of them remains in the freezer.
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Post  bbroomm on 4/3/2015, 12:33 am

Thanks guys.
I let it sit for 2-3 days.  I've had like basil plants come back to life so I was hopeful.  But it didn't in that time, and it looked pretty bad (as  you can see) so I snipped it at the soil and re-used the soil already.  I do have more seeds though.
I unfortunately do not keep an eye on the weather.  I take for granted where I live and just assume every day will be beautiful.  The second night of cool weather I brought it in a bit, but then I decided I didn't want the buggies that I saw crawling around on it to be on the inside.  And I put it back outside and pretty much doomed it I guess.
Yea, this I suppose will be part of my learning curve.  With any luck I won't be living in this apartment a year from now one way or another anyway.  So it would be hard to move all these potted plants when the time comes.
It just hurts a little more than normal when I kill a plant considering how beautiful it was just a day before.
Thanks guys.
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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 4/3/2015, 1:12 am

I saw your post yesterday and didn't have time to reply - but I thought "how very sad!"  My heart went out to you.

Fast forward to this morning.  My squash are almost dead from a sudden and unexpected down turn in temps so I CAN REALLY, REALLY IDENTIFY with you now  Embarassed
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/3/2015, 9:08 am

BBROOMM:  We all know exactly how you feel!  I return home to South Dakota from Albuquerque, NM tomorrow and I am a bit concerned as to how my seed starts have fared under Hubby's care while I have been in work training.  I may be posting my sorrows with you.  These little greenies are our BABIES!
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Post  CitizenKate on 4/4/2015, 12:13 pm

Aw, that's so sad...  Sad   Hope you have time to re-plant, although I too have seen tomato plants revive after apparently dying from the cold.  We can always hope there is no "next time" with things like this, but if there is, try giving it a little TLC for a few days after and see if it shows any signs of recovery.
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Post  Rahab222 on 4/9/2015, 12:36 am

It's actually frost and the wind chill that kills the plants.  You do need to watch the weather.  If you don't have room to bring your plants in the house before they are planted, as least put them in the garage.
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Post  quiltbea on 4/9/2015, 12:47 am

I've had cold nip a few tomato plants in the past and they never made it back.  They are warm-weather crops and unlike broccoli and cabbages and spinach they can't cope with the frosts.  Sorry you lost such a beauty of a plant.
Makes one realize that when the weatherman says its going to be even 10 degrees above frost, you may be in a corner that gets a cold snap so one should cover to protect their crops.  I learned this the hard way.
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Post  mschaef on 4/9/2015, 8:30 am

I'm sorry for your lost. Like everyone before me mentioned its hard to lose a plant that you have started from seed. My heartache came yesterday when I had to thin out my kale that my boys helped me to plant. It was so hard making the snips and choosing which one to save.
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Post  bbroomm on 4/9/2015, 10:37 pm

Thanks everyone I knew you guys would empathize.
I'm in zone 10, in an apartment (no garage), and do not keep an eye on the weather.  I know I should if I'm going to do this gardening stuff...but it wasn't supposed to get cold here!  Embarassed Sad Shocked Mad Take your pick.  
But on the bright side, my tomatoes turned red!  bounce Very Happy


I've been trying to figure out how soon til i can eat them omg im so excited!!!  first time in my life i have a red tomato!!!
its so exciting omg
pay no attention to the mess and garbage in the background.
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Post  CitizenKate on 4/9/2015, 11:15 pm

Haha!  Looks like it did recover - yay!  That reddest one looks ready to snarf, but the flavor may improve it you leave it on the plant a bit longer.  If you can't wait, go for it.  It appears there are more on the way. 

Is that also a little basil I see next to it?  I would be amazed if that survived a frost, those plants are even more sensitive to cold temperatures than tomatoes.
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Post  quiltbea on 4/9/2015, 11:21 pm

That recovery is amazing.  It must be all that consistent heat one gets in Florida as opposed to the northern states.  Good for you.  Enjoy the fruits of your labor.
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Post  bbroomm on 4/10/2015, 11:48 am

The ground cherry did die.  
This is my everglades tomato I planted in November.  Parts of it are dead too, but luckily some of it lived up to its reputation! (I'm bad at keeping things alive and we also had a pretty heavy rain/windy day a while back I thought killed it)
That basil in the background is something amazing.  It's one of the first things I planted last summer when I started all this, and it is the only thing that's left!  It's still alive (I don't know how).  It was an amazing plant, still is I guess.  I've tried to let it go to seed so I could save the seeds off of it, but it just won't die!  (does the plant have to die for me to get seeds?)
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Post  CitizenKate on 4/10/2015, 12:58 pm

Oh. Shocked 

Well, it's good that your other plant is producing, at least.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 4/10/2015, 4:36 pm

In my experience, many varieties of tomatoes are ready to pick when they easily separate from their stems.
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