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Post  jwbryson on 6/24/2011, 10:17 am

Here is a picture of some toms I pulled this morning. Love the Lemon Boys!! Very Happy


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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 6/24/2011, 10:36 am

I'm jealous. I'm still forever away it seems. I love the heart shaped one in the top left.
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Post  quiltbea on 6/24/2011, 10:40 am

I'm green with envy. Lovely harvest.
I'm still waiting for mine.
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Post  unmadecastle on 6/24/2011, 10:45 am

Oh yummy!

I want some tomatoes! Waiting impatiently for my tomatoes to ripen here.
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Post  jwbryson on 6/24/2011, 11:21 am

Thanks!! tongue

I keep getting BER on my romas and today on some of the Lemon Boys. I'm going to hit them with some calcium spray that I hope will resolve that little issue soon. Hate tossing out good toms! Mad
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Post  FamilyGardening on 6/24/2011, 12:23 pm



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Post  Hyzleyes on 6/24/2011, 4:29 pm

Love seeing the Lemon Boys. I picked up three sad little Lemon Boy plants on clearance a week or two ago. Wasn't sure how I'd like them, but wanted to try some yellow and orange tomatoes. Do you mostly eat them fresh, preserve, or cook with them?

What's BER?

I'm with the rest of you... seeing some small green tomatoes, but still have a little while to wait.

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Post  jwbryson on 6/24/2011, 5:29 pm

BER = Blossom End Rot. I think it's caused by a lack of calcium in the soil based on what I have read. You may have seen it on toms, peppers and squash. Black or brown sunken ends of the fruit opposite the stems. Tragic--they were only babies!! Sad

You pull them off, fix the soil and move on.

The lemon boys are really nice--very mild and flavorful. We're going to try them tonight with some cheese, basil, olive oil and salt. Make a salad of out it.

For the record, one other lesson I have learned in 2 years of SFG'ing. Toms do not grow well in plastic containers. They do much better in raised beds. I keep getting BER in the plants in the plastic containers, but my 2 bushes in my raised beds are doing okay so far. Who knew? Smile
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Post  MasonGarden on 6/24/2011, 5:49 pm

Beautiful tomato harvest JW! I will definitely put Lemon Boys on the list. hungry
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Post  Goosegirl on 6/24/2011, 8:26 pm

I love my Lemon Boys - they are always great producers for me!
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Post  Hyzleyes on 6/24/2011, 9:39 pm

@jwbryson wrote:BER = Blossom End Rot. I think it's caused by a lack of calcium in the soil based on what I have read. You may have seen it on toms, peppers and squash. Black or brown sunken ends of the fruit opposite the stems. Tragic--they were only babies!! Sad

You pull them off, fix the soil and move on.

The lemon boys are really nice--very mild and flavorful. We're going to try them tonight with some cheese, basil, olive oil and salt. Make a salad of out it.

For the record, one other lesson I have learned in 2 years of SFG'ing. Toms do not grow well in plastic containers. They do much better in raised beds. I keep getting BER in the plants in the plastic containers, but my 2 bushes in my raised beds are doing okay so far. Who knew? Smile

Thanks. I've heard of Blossom End Rot, but didn't recognize the acronym and would never have recognized it. I had imagined it quite literally as blossoms rotting. Thanks for explaining. And thanks for the tip on the plastic containers. Maybe I'll just put these guys straight in one of my landscape beds. Nothing like MM, but I just don't have the space in my squares.

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Post  Hyzleyes on 6/24/2011, 9:41 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:I love my Lemon Boys - they are always great producers for me!

I hope mine are too! They're still a little rough from sitting around so long at the greenhouse and I'm hoping they'll perk up soon.

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/25/2011, 6:54 am

@Hyzleyes wrote:
@Goosegirl wrote:I love my Lemon Boys - they are always great producers for me!

I hope mine are too! They're still a little rough from sitting around so long at the greenhouse and I'm hoping they'll perk up soon.

My experience with Lemon Boys is that they are tough fighters - anything in my garden has to be!

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Post  acara on 6/25/2011, 7:24 am

@jwbryson wrote:Here is a picture of some toms I pulled this morning. Love the Lemon Boys!! Very Happy



Nice haul !!
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Post  MarcyG on 6/25/2011, 8:39 am

Nice Harvest!! I can't wait to get some of my own Smile
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Post  Dunkinjean on 6/26/2011, 9:32 pm

Nice Tomatoes! sunny

Mine are still small and medium size green....

I am going to visit my grandson in upstate NY for a week, so when I return hopefully they will be bright red!!

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Post  SQFTBIX on 7/15/2011, 12:23 pm

BER can also be caused by excessive water either by rain or rain and watering. You may want to cut back on watering or limit it to a cup each time. I know in our area, we have gotten quite a bit of rain. Next year, if this persists this year, you can work in some vegetable lime in the hole where you are planting your tomatoes. That's what I did this year as I had similar results like yours last year. So far, I don't have any BER. Very Happy

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