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 Post subject: Re: The tomato progress thread
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:49 pm 
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Thanks jewy! The tomatoes did well last night. i JUST found out we are moving in two weeks, so i might just pull a bunch now to ripen in the next two weeks, i hate to leave my veggies to rot when i leave.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:31 am 
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Donate the veggies to a food bank or soup kitchen!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:08 pm 
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What is eating my tomatoes?

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The plant has been treated with Bt and I poked around the leaves and didn't see any culprits.

And yes, we're still harvesting tomatoes in late October! These are the first to go red on this bush, which is a clone of an earlier season bush. The other bush didn't have this pest, but it was in a different location.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:15 pm 
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Last big harvest today - 15.5 pounds!
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 Post subject: Re: The tomato progress thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:20 am 
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mel c wrote:
What is eating my tomatoes?

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The plant has been treated with Bt and I poked around the leaves and didn't see any culprits.

And yes, we're still harvesting tomatoes in late October! These are the first to go red on this bush, which is a clone of an earlier season bush. The other bush didn't have this pest, but it was in a different location.



I think there's a varmint around your ranch that likes a little tomato on his/her/ze club sandwich. Do you live in the sticks?

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 Post subject: Re: The tomato progress thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:51 am 
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I live in a residential neighborhood is a fairly large city. I looked again at a different time of day under better light and saw a bunch of slimy trails. Would slugs/snails eat holes like these? I sprinkled some Sluggo around.


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 Post subject: Re: The tomato progress thread
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:18 pm 
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There are about 20 little tomatoes on my plants and some of them are fuzzy and I'm so excited!


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 Post subject: Re: The tomato progress thread
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:57 pm 
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mel c wrote:
I live in a residential neighborhood is a fairly large city. I looked again at a different time of day under better light and saw a bunch of slimy trails. Would slugs/snails eat holes like these? I sprinkled some Sluggo around.



slime could be slugs or snails. sluggo will do the trick.

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 Post subject: Re: The tomato progress thread
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:40 pm 
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I think I'm going to have to harvest all my tomatoes this weekend. The temp won't be above 55 much next week, so there's no point keeping them on the vine. I'm sad none of them ripened on the vine.


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 Post subject: Re: The tomato progress thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:15 am 
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Wrap those babies in newspaper and store them in a box! The tomatoes will ripen. It totally works. Just check on them every several days.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:59 am 
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I am still enjoying fresh, sweet, backyard-grown heirloom tomatoes in snowy December, using the newspaper trick! It really works like a charm.

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 Post subject: Re: The tomato progress thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:13 pm 
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I've got one tomato plant, it's growing well but something ate a bunch of leaves over night

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 Post subject: Re: The tomato progress thread
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i have a row of 8 giant black russian tomato plants absolutely falling over with giant lumpy green tomatoes! oh the joy!!!! if some creature forks with them my disappointment will know no bounds :( oh and my cherry tomatoes are already fruiting from every corner of our half acre garden. i already can't be bothered picking them :P


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 Post subject: Re: The tomato progress thread
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:46 am 
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I have black russians and cherries too. The black russians sure are giants! I have two plants but only one green tomato so far. I have a small problem with yellowing leaves. I usually just pick them off but what should I be doing to stop that happening?

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 Post subject: Re: The tomato progress thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:03 am 
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There are so many problems that cause yellow leaves on plants. Tell me, Veglicious--are they happening from the bottom moving in an upward direction? Are you growing in soil or have you used a sterilized medium in your containers? Look for Actinovate in your area. It is a beneficial bacteria that kills off fungus. What are you feeding it? Are you giving your plant a Ca supplement? Definitely do this, it improves the cellular structure and makes the plant less palatable to pests--insects see in infrared and the excess N, P, and K causes the plant to be more visible. Check the undersides of your leaves. Any eggs or critters? Any misty spider webbing? Have you been over watering? Check the pH of the soil if you can.

Contrary to popular belief plants do not need to be a deep dark lush green, that's a sign of excess nitrogen. The color should be a bright lime green.

Sorry to throw so much at you. So many things cause yellowing leaves, so I'm trying to trouble shoot for you.

So jealous about December tomatoes!

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 Post subject: Re: The tomato progress thread
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Anyone know what's up with my tomato plant? Is this blight?


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 Post subject: Re: The tomato progress thread
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:42 am 
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couroupita wrote:
Anyone know what's up with my tomato plant? Is this blight?

Yeah, looks like it very well could be.

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