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Old 06-10-2009, 09:58 AM   #1
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Howdy Forum, It has been a while since logging in and I must say the forum looks great although it is taking some time to get acclimated. Our, I mean Emma's, tomato plants are doing well and finally produced a red one she could eat. This year we planted all cherry and grape tomatoes as they typically get eaten long before they make it into the house anyway.

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Old 06-10-2009, 10:25 AM   #2
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Hey bknox,
Emma is just adorable. And nice looking tomato. I picked my first two yesterday and of course they were cherry and I ate them right away. Yummy!
I planted cherry and roma's. I got about 14-16 more cherry's on one plant and about 8-10 roma's on the other. This is my first try at vegetable gardening and so far so good. I also planted a green bell and yellow bell pepper. I am doing mine in containers. I have some itsy bitsy peppers on both plants, can't wait to eat those.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:44 AM   #3
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Bravo Bryan!! Or rather Emma!!!....
I've been eating a few mators off of some early plants....Main crop in the garden are still green...I got started late!
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:58 AM   #4
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Thanks! She has 3 plants in containers and 5 in the ground. All are doing pretty good. Last summer she had one grape tomato plant that produced, as far as we could tell, about 130 tomatoes. We put grape tomato plant in that same spot this year. It is like having a snack machine in the yard. I planted a couple bean and pea plants fo rthe same reason.

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Old 06-10-2009, 11:49 AM   #5
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What a precious child! Pretty tomato, too!
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:19 PM   #6
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picked first tomato a week ago, then some of the little pear shaped ones ripened. so ate them in the yard. pulled carrots last evening, having for dinner tonight
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We didn't put any cherry or grape tomatoes out this year so ours aren't ready yet. They are big enough but haven't turned yet. I think we are watching them too close. We've had green beans, yellow squash and peppers already.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:05 AM   #8
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I plant early girls and it'll be another month before we get our first (very cool, windy spring weather). I don't do cherry and similar tomatoes because they actually taste OK at the grocery store and I eat them the rest of the year. I did plant them in my ladies' garden (a blind friend and a crippled one who live together) so that they can just pick them off the bush and eat (the blind friend can see light and color to some degree).
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:27 AM   #9
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Had to spray the plants with water and dish soap yesterday to get rid of Aphids that had taken up residence on her plants. Seems to have worked although no more have ripened since the last one.
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I'm officially jealous! I waited too long this year to plant...we're just now getting flowers.
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