Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Avocado toast with garden tomato
by sanderson Today at 2:13 am

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by sanderson Today at 2:09 am

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by sanderson Today at 1:01 am

» 2017 corn pictures
by sanderson Today at 12:58 am

» AUGUST 23, 2017, 6:00 PM EASTERN -- LIVE STREAM
by sfg4uKim Yesterday at 9:38 pm

» Sweet Potato "Toast" -- MIND BLOWN!
by sfg4uKim Yesterday at 9:37 pm

» Do you fertilize? If so, what do you use?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:49 pm

» New England August 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:28 pm

» Beets; Don't be intimidated!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:25 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:14 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:33 pm

» What to do with fallen unripe tomatoes?
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:31 pm

» Plumeria ?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:29 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:22 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:42 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:32 pm

» Time flies when you are having fun
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:05 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:50 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:10 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by dixie Yesterday at 10:47 am

» Total lunar / solar eclipse
by dixie Yesterday at 10:19 am

» Anyone growing fall peas in zone 7 TN
by dixie Yesterday at 9:50 am

» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:35 am

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising 8/21/2017, 9:17 pm

» Composting Particle Board?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/21/2017, 4:18 pm

» Hello gardener's
by sanderson 8/21/2017, 1:58 pm

» The Best Steps for Storing Tomatillos
by donnainzone5 8/21/2017, 11:36 am

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals 8/20/2017, 9:17 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by llama momma 8/20/2017, 1:58 pm

» Baba Ghanoush
by sanderson 8/20/2017, 12:04 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Dixie's sweet tomatoes

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Dixie's sweet tomatoes

Post  dixie on 10/6/2011, 9:53 am

Did anyone grow the tomato seeds I sent out? How did they do for you?

This year was pretty much a tomato failure. The weather turned hot right off the bat, then cool & lots of rain, then scorching drought. We had enough to eat, but I had to buy tomatoes at the farmer's market for canning.
avatar
dixie

Female Posts : 775
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 68
Location : Southeast Tennessee

View user profile http://www.dixiedazzle.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Dixie's sweet tomatoes

Post  quiltbea on 10/6/2011, 1:07 pm

I only transplanted one plant since I was testing many. My Dixie's were a failure as well. We had unusually hot weather in spring (in the 90s which is rare here), so they started growing very late and not many so only a few reached picking size. Very nice flavor though.

I don't think the northeast is the best place for growing them. They need more heat thru the summer than we usually get here in Zone 5a I found that true of a few other huge tomato varieties I tried this year. The normal-sized ones did great and the cherry, but the biggies fared least.



Here are a couple of Dixie's on 7/30.



Here's one of two I harvested at 1 1/2 lbs. Very tasty, but not productive for me.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4688
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Dixie's sweet tomatoes

Post  Squat_Johnson on 10/6/2011, 5:12 pm

I also did not have the best tomato year, . We had too much rain, and I also has a bout with early blight that really stunted production. I had 5 Dixie's sweet, and here they are before the blight...


Thanks again Dixie.
avatar
Squat_Johnson

Male Posts : 440
Join date : 2010-05-25
Location : Beaver Dam, Kentucky, zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Dixie's sweet tomatoes

Post  middlemamma on 10/6/2011, 9:56 pm

Of about 11 seeds I planted I managed to get one transplant. (some were my fault and then there was an accident where I dropped a tray of seedlings).

I planted that one transplant and it grew. It has 2 tomatoes on it right now that are green and our temps are dropping fast. Sad I don't think they will make it to maturity.

I also think my cool north west temps were not right for what Dixie's Sweets needed. Sad
avatar
middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts : 2260
Join date : 2010-04-25
Age : 39
Location : Post Falls Idaho and LOVING it

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Dixie's sweet tomatoes

Post  Sponsored content


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