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Old 08-07-2020, 3:47pm   #1
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Default My tomato plants are going crazy

We are picking 15-20 tomatoes every day, and this is from two plants. They are covering an area 3'X10'. The wife has had the cannery operation cranked up for several days. We have made tomato juice, marinara sauce and bloody mary mix. Today we are canning ketchup.
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We bought a few tomato plants & they must have been mislabeled, as most of them came up as cherry tomatoes. We have hundreds of them, so we're making "sundried" tomatoes from them in a dehydrator. Good in salads, on pizza, etc.
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Mmmmmmm. bloody maryís
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Mmmmmmm. bloody maryís
We canned it in quart jars and it will go into Christmas gift baskets.
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Nice.

Eating home grown tomatoes vs store bought? Yea, I'll take off the charts tasting good vs licking cardboard.
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pics?
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I don't have a decent camera and don't know how to post pics if I did. Quite often I'm glad this is the case.
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Congrats! Mine have done nothing this year! There is a local farmer that has some special variety that I can't think of the name of that are the best though. He leaves them on the plant for people to pick fresh.
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Congrats! Mine have done nothing this year! There is a local farmer that has some special variety that I can't think of the name of that are the best though. He leaves them on the plant for people to pick fresh.
Local farmer has 320 ( yes, three hundred twenty ) types of tomatoes growing at his farm

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We have 6 large tomato plants that are just starting and one yellow cherry tomato plant that is going bonkers. I'm taking a couple dozen cherry tomatoes in every other day and the guys at work are eating them up

Nice and sweet too
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Congrats! Mine have done nothing this year! There is a local farmer that has some special variety that I can't think of the name of that are the best though. He leaves them on the plant for people to pick fresh.
Last year I had several plants that got real big but didn't produce very many tomatoes. A neighbor of mine told me it was because of the lack of bees to pollenate them. He advised me to shake the plants every day to move pollen around. I've been doing that since they first had blossoms. I don't know if that's why, but something worked. I also use Miracle Grow every month.
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I don't have a decent camera and don't know how to post pics if I did. Quite often I'm glad this is the case.
Does your cell phone not have a camera? I can take award winning, Utah level pictures with my camera phone. The secret is to wipe off the lens before taking the picture.
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Does your cell phone not have a camera? I can take award winning, Utah level pictures with my camera phone. The secret is to wipe off the lens before taking the picture.
My cell phone is 15 years old. It's one with the little slide-out keyboard. Very small screen and not very good quality photos. I hardly use it.
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I don't have a decent camera and don't know how to post pics if I did. Quite often I'm glad this is the case.
Ask Gene to email you his smartphone to take pictures with. Email the phone back to him and he'll share is inbox with us again.

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Aren't you in the 'Emerald Triangle?' What VB really wants to know is, how is that other crop going?

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I spit out my lemonade on the monitor. Bastige!






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Nice problem to have. I love tomatoes. Tried for so many years to grow them here but we always got blossom end rot. Sucked to work so hard all summer and get few (if any) tomatoes. I think it's because we have a water softener so they have a calcium deficiency. At least that's what Google says.

I swore off trying to grow them years ago, but our son's friend gave us two seedlings about a month ago. Planted them on July 1st they were maybe 2 inches tall now they're over 4 feet. They grew so fast they flopped over. I was finally able to get some 4' bamboo stakes and prop them up yesterday.

I used a mortar and pestle to crush up tons of egg shells and put them in the soil so I am hoping to get some good tomatoes. If this doesn't work I will never try again.
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My son came over and put up a small greenhouse.... plant are growing but I canít find any tomatoes yet
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Looks like you took that picture about 20 minutes after the 4 o'clock hour.
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