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Posted: 6/8/2014 2:12 PM

tomato plants today 


Gone two weeks.....tomato plants went wild.  Cage is 5 feet tall.

Zone 8  Columbia, SC
Composting & growing organic vegetables here since 1975

Mother Earth is so kind...you tickle her with a hoe and she rewards you with a laughter of harvest
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Posted: 6/8/2014 5:32 PM

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WOW!! They really did grow while you were gone. I was just able to get a few in the garden today so will be awhile before I have tomatoes. Kathy

Kathy Southern Ohio Zone 6

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Posted: 6/8/2014 6:41 PM

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Wow, Josette...those are some grand tomato plants!
Sarah in SE IL, zone 6b/5a, a country girl to the bone who never gets tired of planting more beauties.  Life member of NHGC since 12/1996.
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Posted: 6/10/2014 2:34 PM

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Me thinks I'll be sick now. Wishing mine looked like that. I think I'll start my seeds in January next year! Though, they have been stalled at 3 inches for a long time now. Just sad. :-(

But yours look great! Kudos!
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Chris Behrens
Pendleton, SC (near Clemson, SC)
USDA Cold Zone 7/AHS Heat Zone 7
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Posted: 6/10/2014 3:55 PM

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LOL, Chris.......

But Chris, you start yours from seed while I purchase plants when I first see them in the store, then pot them up in bigger containers till I get them in the ground on May 1.  

When I started seeds, I did so on Valentines Day, but I only planted 10 in that bed, and I don't have the patience for seeds anymore.

By the way, picking grape tomatoes now along with the Sun Gold.  Also green bell peppers.
Zone 8  Columbia, SC
Composting & growing organic vegetables here since 1975

Mother Earth is so kind...you tickle her with a hoe and she rewards you with a laughter of harvest
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Posted: 6/10/2014 4:17 PM

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I'm with you, Josette.  I'm loosing all patience with seeds.  I'd rather just go ahead and buy the plants. 
Betty, Northcentral Louisiana, Zone 8
I asked God for a flower, and He gave me a garden.
I asked Him for a tree, and He gave me a forest.
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Posted: 6/10/2014 8:57 PM

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I started my seeds indoors the first week of April. They were 6" tall the last part of May when I transplanted them to the garden. They are now 3" tall. I seem to be going backwards. But I do have one in a pot that magically sprouted in January (I swear I didn't plant it). It is now about 3' tall and bushy with a couple blossoms.

Oh, I forgot to mention that the BLW's Mexican Night Primrose plants are covered with tomato horn worms.  I didn't know they were a nightshade, or are they?  I can't find them in the USDA website.  Genus is Oenothera, a perennial.  I checked my potted tomato, the potatoes, and the peppers and no worms there.

Oh, there it is, Mexican Evening Primrose, Oenothera mexicana, a member of the rosidae subclass???

High desert grass and shrubland, zone 5, cold desert of Northern Nevada. 
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