Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New Member
by trolleydriver Today at 11:15 pm

» Mid-South: December 2016
by yolos Today at 9:39 pm

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by AtlantaMarie Today at 9:01 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by AtlantaMarie Today at 9:00 pm

» First season SFG results / lessons learned
by countrynaturals Today at 8:59 pm

» Eat Broccoli Leaves? Brussels Sprouts? Cauliflower?
by countrynaturals Today at 8:41 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:41 pm

» New England, December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:37 pm

» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:03 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson Today at 5:46 pm

» Winter's Coming!
by plantoid Today at 5:33 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by MrBooker Today at 5:17 pm

» Dry versus fresh spices to infuse vinegar
by plantoid Today at 5:02 pm

» Blanching and Freezing Vegetables
by sanderson Today at 4:59 pm

» Your Christmas wish list?
by sanderson Today at 4:29 pm

» SFG Adventure of a first time gardener in ND
by sanderson Today at 4:14 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by sanderson Today at 4:12 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by Kelejan Today at 4:08 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 2:59 pm

» Fusion Life Brands Power XL pressure cooker
by CapeCoddess Today at 2:39 pm

» Asia Region -Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by sanderson Today at 2:14 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Today at 1:13 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by countrynaturals Today at 12:52 pm

» Live and learn
by jimmy cee Today at 10:11 am

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by AtlantaMarie Today at 5:51 am

» Winter Gardens - Photos
by sanderson Today at 3:55 am

» Log In
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:23 pm

» Gnome Pumpkin Pie
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:22 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:05 pm

» Greenhouse dreams
by trolleydriver 11/30/2016, 11:18 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Manitoba Tomatos

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Manitoba Tomatos

Post  yosoypanadero on 3/22/2011, 4:16 pm

I was wondering if anyone has any experience in growing the Manitoba variety of tomato. I bought some seeds off of ebay because I am interested in extending the growing season on both ends and this seemed like a good variety to try it on. How resistant are they to the cold? With a greenhouse, how long do you think I can keep these outdoors? I live in KY, zone 6....

yosoypanadero

Male Posts : 105
Join date : 2011-03-22
Location : Cincinnati, OH Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Manitoba Tomatos

Post  Furbalsmom on 3/22/2011, 6:43 pm

I am trying Manitoba for the first time this year.

The main reason I chose them is their days to maturity, listed as 66 days. Territorial Seed Co lists this as a short season tomato developed in Manitoba Canada. Because this is a determinate tomato, I don't think you are going to be able to extend your season much as they typically develop and ripen their fruit all at once, as opposed in indeterminates that will continue to bear until frost.

Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 69
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Manitoba Tomatos

Post  elliephant on 3/22/2011, 7:18 pm

At least from what I've read, determinate tomatoes are often used to extend the season in warmer climates, actually. The idea is to start them in the middle of the summer for early fall planting. I've seen "early" determinate varieties recommended as winter tomatoes in areas like mine.

elliephant

Female Posts : 842
Join date : 2010-04-09
Age : 41
Location : southern tip of Texas zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Manitoba Tomatos

Post  Lavender Debs on 3/22/2011, 7:32 pm

@Furbalsmom wrote:I am trying Manitoba for the first time this year.

The main reason I chose them is their days to maturity, listed as 66 days. Territorial Seed Co lists this as a short season tomato developed in Manitoba Canada. Because this is a determinate tomato, I don't think you are going to be able to extend your season much as they typically develop and ripen their fruit all at once, as opposed in indeterminates that will continue to bear until frost.
+1

You can always plant at different times.

Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 59
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Manitoba Tomatos

Post  Furbalsmom on 3/22/2011, 7:58 pm

Sorry for the misinformation guys, what you said makes sense. I guess I got carried away because I am so looking for early tomatoes.

Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 69
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Manitoba Tomatos

Post  Lavender Debs on 3/23/2011, 10:09 am

FBmom I don't see misinformation, I see an honest assessment of Manitoba.

Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 59
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Thanks!

Post  yosoypanadero on 3/23/2011, 11:24 am

Thanks for the good info, I didn't realize they were determinate so that will play into my cycle of planting.... I want to try and reach the middle or end of november with my tomatoes in my greenhouse if possible; I live in zone 6a in walton, ky and want to have as little dead time as possible for veggies. I will try my hand at bok choi this winter and carrots as well - has anyone had any luck growing all year long? If so, what does the best in the dead of winter? Also, can you bring tomatoes in during the winter since they are perfect pollinators like the peppers? Can I grow peppers inside during the winter? Any luck with that anyone?

yosoypanadero

Male Posts : 105
Join date : 2011-03-22
Location : Cincinnati, OH Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Manitoba Tomatos

Post  Sponsored content Today at 11:43 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum