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I think I might have plenty of tomatoes this year.This is what I am growing.
Tomatoes that I am growing
Silvery Fir Tree
my list sounds rather boring compared to the above!
I only have 100 plants planted this year. Right now I am under attack of hornworms!!! Nasty things they are. Oh yes, and the drought...and of course what would it be without blosem end rot :( ... We had rain last week, first one in a long time, the fluctuation of the soil caused lots of damage..but hey, I am eating some ripe tomatoes anyway! :)
These are the tomatos I decided on trying this year:
Dixie Golden Giant
Large Red Cherry
Matt's wild cherry
Reif Red Heart
Siberian Yellow Cherry
I have had alot of problems with bugs but hopefully I will win.LOL
Well, here's my itty bitty list: (Updated with the number of plants of each variety)
(6)Park's Keepsake (an heirloom wannabe I ordered before I found DG and Seed Savers)
(12)Quick Pick (determinate for canning, also ordered pre-DG)
(2) Mini Pearl
(2) Sweet Olive
(2) Sun Sugar
Even among just a few varieties, it's interesting to see the different leaf shapes and flowering habits. Can't wait to have ripe tomatoes to "taste test"
We're relative newbies, so we only have ten plants total in the garden, along with some peppers:
Golden Jubilee (3)
Nebraska Wedding (2)
German Johnson (1)
I think that's the breakdown number-wise, anyway! We decided to try the red plastic mulch this year; it's supposed to keep the soil temps warmer and reflect a spectrum of light the tomatoes and peppers like. We laid soaker hose first, then laid the mulch on top of it. Have any of you tried this stuff? We bought "Turbo Tomato" mulch.
It is amazing to think that I still see many varieties on this post, (Hi Chumly!!) that I am not growing! I will try them next year! My goal is to get through the 4000+ varieties. I have 85 varieties that made it through the initial germination stage. Several did not. I have been begging people to take plants!! Hence my name! It will be a fabulous season with lots of purple and black varieties. I have used red mulch for many years with great success, although this year I am trying a strip instead of full coverage. Love to experiment! Happy Growing!
Hi outofcontrol.Welome to Daves Garden.There are other people here such as you and me that really like tomatoes and gardening,hope you like it here!It is really neat to see all the varieties that people are growing,and there are really nice people here.Keith
I desperately wish I'd planted more tomatoes. This is my first season gardening and I only have two Ace tomato plants because I was nervous about growing in containers. Shouldn't have been; they're doing great. Next year, just watch out. I shall officially GO OVERBOARD.
Looking forward to hearing all about the fruits of your obsessions.
I've posted in other places at DG about my tomato project I'm doing with the help of High school students. All 106 varieties are doing well so far. I have many seeds from some international trades I did from places like Hungary, Belguim, England, Sweden...and with well seed known people like William Woys Weaver, Carolyn Male, and Will Bonsall, plus some from my DG friends!
Some day when I have time I'll post the list. I would love to do some major seed trading in the fall with people who take precautions to preserve purity. Maybe we can get you to 4000 faster, Outofcontrol!! I would love to see some of your gardens. Essensia--be careful...heirloom vegies can be addictive!!
Here's the list I started with but I couldn't control myself and I added about 10 more varieties to the list. I can't find my list of additions! Grrrrrrrr. Not to worry, the tomato plants are labeled outside.
2) Amish Paste
3) Arkansas Traveler
4) Better Boy
5) Big Beef
6) Big Boy
7) Pink Brandywine
8) Burbank Red Slicing
10) Cherokee Purple
12) Georgia Streak
13) German Johnson
14) Hawaiian Pineapple
17) Isis Candy
19) Mortgage Lifter
20) Mr. Stripey
21) Omar's Lebanese
22) Park's Whopper
24) Purple Brandy
25) Red Pear
31) Striped Cavern
35) Tommy Toe
36) Yellow Pear
37) Yellow Stuffer
38) Zapotec Pink Ribbed
Scott, I started with 106 varieties! How funny that's how many you are growing! It is a good thing, as Martha would say, that they did not all germinate. I don't have as much free time this year to keep up! I have loads of seeds left, all from seed companies. I would be happy to trade. I will get my list together, if you want to e-mail me, I will send it to you! Thanks for the welcome Chumly!
This is my first year for growing tomatoes, outside. Since it is my first try, I will put them in containers. To say the least, it will be trial and error. I have grown them in the house, so if the weather gets cold/chilly, I will bring them in. I'm just wondering if I should do anything different for them outside. Since January I've been reading plant books, but none have answered the question: Do I plant the tomatoes the same for inside as for outside? I bought Black Turf, and have them in 5 gal. buckets. Later, when it stops raining long enough, I will sterilize some compost, from my pile, and add it to them. I used the plastic soil bags to cover the tomato cages with, since the nights are rather cool. I also read about manure tea for tomato plants, which I plan to try. Does anyone have any advice/suggestions or hints on keeping them growing? I cannot use chemicals of any kind (alergies), so mother nature's way, is my way.
This is my first year at growing tomatoes also. I have Amana orange Amish paste red brandywine black brandywine pole red brandywine evergreen green zebra hungarian giant polish egg red grape tomato german fleischtomate white wonder golden Jubilee yellow stuffer It will be interesting to see what does turn out from these varieties. Doris
Here is a list of which tomato varieties I am growing this year:
Bush Early Girl
"25 yr. Cherry"
Large Red Cherry
Silvery Fir Tree
Abe Lincoln Original
Red Mortgage Lifter
Andrew Rahart's Jumbo Red
Estler's Mortgage Lifter
Box Car Willie
Dixie Golden Giant
(1 to 4 of each variety for a total of 90 plants...50 in the ground and 40 in pots of 2 to 7 gallon sizes)
Plan on growing an additional 25 or so varieties next year, along with a select few I like from this year again. Plan on only about 70 plants next year (subject to revision:))