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Sow or Stow???

Post  acara on 10/10/2010, 8:47 am

Remembered to check the mailbox about 2am this morning ..... and my heirloom Tomato seeds have arrived cheers

I've got Matt's Wild Cherry, Snow Whites, Amana Oranges, Big Rainbow, Black Crim, Zogola, Green Zebra and Cherokee Chocolate.

I've got plenty of cherry tomatoes going already ...so the MWC's and Snow Whites are going in the seed locker until spring.

However, the others are "burning a hole in my pocket" & I'm dying to plant them.

Should I roll the dice & sow them (in Jiffy's), or am I too late in the season to do "big" tomatoes (from seeds) for zone 9a.


Probably should just stow 'em , eh??
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Post  Megan on 10/10/2010, 9:01 am

You pose an interesting question, acara. I have read a little about winter gardening in really cold areas, where you plant the seeds in very late fall or winter, to get a head-start on spring. I have no idea how that translates into warming growing zones, though.

If you have enough seed, could you try a few now and save the rest for later?
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Post  Garden Angel on 10/10/2010, 10:05 am

I agree with Megan, what the heck! if you have enough to try I would , I'm in zone 8b , go ahead get it out of your system ! you can only gain experience ! and the fruit of course. A famous quote" do there is no try" ! don't torture your self by wondering ! you know you want too ! go for it!
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Post  acara on 10/10/2010, 11:02 am

Yep, I have plenty .... just hate to waste.
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Post  LaFee on 10/10/2010, 11:04 am

The commercial guys make a mint growing big (I mean BIG) tomatoes in the winter just 50 miles south of you, Acara...give it a go!

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Post  acara on 10/10/2010, 11:15 am

Yeah ... what could possibly go wrong ???

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Post  Garden Angel on 10/10/2010, 12:20 pm

That's the idea ! be daring ! you'll still land on your feet ! Smile
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Post  Old Hippie on 10/10/2010, 12:51 pm

Go for it! Nothing ventured, nothing gained. If nothing else, you can use it as a test. Try only a few seeds.

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Post  elliephant on 10/12/2010, 2:13 pm

I would give it a go with just a few seeds...you'll never miss them if it doesn't work out. And even if you don't get tomatoes out of it, you'll get a little experience with the plant. I'm trying all sorts of things this winter...it may be a mild one...who knows?

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