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Re: Tomato seeds are ready

Post  dixie on 7/22/2010, 9:11 pm

The first batch of seeds have been mailed. I got several envelopes in the mail this week but probably can't get to them til Monday. I "had" to attend a wholesale gem show 3 hours away & have to play with all my new beads, then this is my Saturday to work.

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I got my seeds!

Post  middlemamma on 7/23/2010, 1:04 am

THANK YOU AGAIN DIXIE.

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My seeds are here !!!!

Post  Ha-v-v on 7/23/2010, 8:57 am

Dixie, Thank you !! My envelope came yesterday while I was out. Im so excited, Im preparing for fall planting, I've decided I will try a couple seeds for fall. I will save seeds from these tomatoes diligently and pass them down to my family.
All other tomato plants for fall will be from cuttings Im taking from existing plants to root. I am rearranging furniture in the garden, boxes are being made a different size and moved.
I was wondering myself how to save my seeds Ive harvested so far. I have a Brandywine set of seeds and some Japanese Eggplant seeds that are ready to put in storage. I open my envelope in there is this nice and neat little package of seeds, then the question what marker would I use for marking the packages, and there is the label pre printed on the little package!! Dixie has answered my questions with her package !!! Tiny little ziplocs and preprinted labels !!

Dixie's Sweet Heirloom Tomato Seeds


Thank you Dixie
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Re: Tomato seeds are ready

Post  auntij on 7/23/2010, 11:08 am

I am super psyched! I have to control myself though. I know I have to wait until next year. I don't have enough time this year to grow a full sized plant without the frost coming. But I really want to <sigh>

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Re: Tomato seeds are ready

Post  rainiermt on 7/23/2010, 11:25 am

Mine arrived as well and I am debating a last planting (St Louis MO area) before the fall frost-about Oct 15th or so-any advice?
I am chomping at the stalk to try one!
Thank you again Dixie!!!

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Post  dixie on 7/23/2010, 11:56 am

That only gives you 11 weeks from now til Oct 15. You might try a couple of seeds & see what happens.

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Post  dixie on 7/23/2010, 12:15 pm

I was thinking some more on this - if you could erect a greenhouse-type cover over the tomatoes & cover with plastic you could protect them from frost. As long as the temp didn't get below freezing you should be able to protect them. Just don't let them cook in the daytime. Let us know if you try it & it works.

Here's what I did in the Spring.

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Post  Chopper on 7/23/2010, 1:30 pm

@rainiermt wrote:Mine arrived as well and I am debating a last planting (St Louis MO area) before the fall frost-about Oct 15th or so-any advice?
I am chomping at the stalk to try one!
Thank you again Dixie!!!

I believe tomatoes are day length sensitive so I am not sure how successful a late planting would be even if you had the heat.

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Post  dixie on 7/23/2010, 2:18 pm

I've never tried a late planting, other than the tomato suckers I have rooted & then planted midsummer, they are really good size when I put them in the ground. I've never tried to protect them from frost as they have usually been killed by blight long before frost.

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Post  1chichi on 7/23/2010, 6:07 pm

I received my seeds! Thank you so much.
I feel I'm a part of something special.
It's going to be so cool next year, when we start posting pics of these tomatoes.

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Post  Ha-v-v on 7/23/2010, 7:25 pm

I received my seeds! Thank you so much.
I feel I'm a part of something special.
It's going to be so cool next year, when we start posting pics of these tomatoes.
I feel the same way !!! I think about the forum when Im in the garden, it usually starts with watering or whatever chore I might be doing. Then I think oh that would work here, or that would there, and I go through the posts Ive read in my mind. When I visit the tiny little bi color tomatoes (I dont know what they are) I think of Dixie and the avatar she has with the grandbabies holding the tomatoes and just smiling away!! Now I cant wait to have the same tomatoes my friends on the forum are growing !!! I am blessed :-D
I do have a pic of one of garden helpers posing for a pic. These people of mine crack me up :-D







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Post  quiltbea on 7/24/2010, 5:31 pm

Hav....Cute asst.

Dixie....I recd my Dixie's Sweet Heirloom seeds today.
Thank you so much. I'm putting mine in the refigerator to start next spring.
This is very kind of you.

I hope to have some asstd seeds saved this fall as well so I'll post when I have any ready to give away.

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Post  dixie on 8/2/2010, 10:04 am

I finally mailed the rest of the seeds out this morning. I could say I'm not always this undependable, but unfortunately it wouldn't be true. Good luck with them & let me know next year how they did for you.

If anyone else is interested, I do have more seeds & you WILL get them before Springtime.

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Tomato seeds are ready

Post  Bec on 8/5/2010, 1:45 pm

Got my seeds today! Yea! I can hardly wait to plant them - but of course they will be a spring special. Thanks again soooo much, Dixie!

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Post  chocolatepop on 8/7/2010, 1:41 am

I also recieved the seeds today! Thank you so much for taking the time to share!

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Post  Youngatheart on 8/7/2010, 10:21 am

I sent you a pm, Dixie...looking forward to growing some of Dixie's Awesome tomatoes next spring/summer!

Thanks so much Smile
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Post  extremesoccermom on 8/7/2010, 5:29 pm

I received mine last week also. I have been busy with cucumber beetles and leaf hoppers and did not get around to a proper thank you until today.
Thank You!!!!!

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Dixie's seeds....

Post  trustinhart on 8/7/2010, 7:41 pm

Got my seeds yessterday. We, me and the grandkids are so excited. But I'm gonna hold them until spring. Could someome brief me on how to start tomatoes from suckers?

Thanks again Dixie!!!

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Post  Ha-v-v on 8/7/2010, 8:20 pm

But I'm gonna hold them until spring. Could someome brief me on how to start tomatoes from suckers?


I take the suckers and cut them them diagonally, I also make sure there is very few top leaves, if you leave too many leaves while rooting it will go to the leaves and not the roots and then put them in water until they root. I have had good luck this way with a lot of cuttings. I took a broken creole tomato stalk to my cousin and had her put it in water, its growing like crazy now.
I plan on doing this to give plants to others for fall planting.
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Post  newgloves on 8/23/2010, 5:03 pm

Got my seeds today - so excited! Thanks so much Dixie!

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Thank you!

Post  Youngatheart on 8/24/2010, 6:12 am

My seeds arrived yesterday...thanks Dixie Smile

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Post  dixie on 8/25/2010, 8:14 am

I still have seeds available if anyone else is interested.

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Post  Furbalsmom on 8/30/2010, 2:54 pm

Dixie,
I received the tomato seeds some time ago and again, I thank you for your generosity.
Sent some of the seeds to my brother on the gulf coast of FL, who is starting his fall/winter garden. He planted them Monday, Aug 23, indoors and under grow lights, and they had germinated by Thursday, Aug 26th. He is excited as am I. I can't wait until spring to start my own heirloom seeds indoors too. I love yellow tomatoes with red, they look so great sliced up on a plate.
Thanks again. thanks

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Post  SFGHQSTAFF on 1/7/2011, 12:59 pm

Hey Dixie,

I just found this thread. We'd love to try some of these great tomatoes everyone is talking about here at the foundation. Do you still have any seeds I could grab of you? Alan

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Post  boffer on 1/7/2011, 1:06 pm

Alan, you're a grave digger! yahoo

Dixie doesn't log in as often in the winter. I sent her an email so she wouldn't miss your post.




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