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Old 04-21-2008, 02:07 PM   #11
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I remember growing up we planted them in a coffee container with the top and bottom removed, then put the cage over that. When it came to watering, we just filled the can and left it be.
Great Idea! I'm amazed I never thought of doing that.
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:31 PM   #12
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I knew I could count on you. I just learned more about tomatoes in ten minutes worth of reading than I ever knew from several years of trying to grow them in the house, or in the garden. Now I know why some of the plants only lived to a specific age, producing a set amount of fruit, and then died, while others continued fruiting through the winter. Now I just need to learn which varieties do which. Thanks a bunch. I will now have better tomatoes.

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Old 04-23-2008, 06:17 PM   #13
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Since you are located in Michigan, I'd suggest you choose a fairly short-season tomato.
Park's Whopper, a tasty beefsteak type, bears fruit only 65 days from time of transplanting out, while the old fashioned beefsteak takes 80 days. That's just an example...look through a seed cataloge (there are many on line) for more information. Also talk to other gardeners in your area. What works for me in southern Illinois might not be the best for you.
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Goodweed,
If the seed packets don't tell you if it is determinant or inderterminant, try Totally Tomatoes - Home . They have every type of tomato you can think of and on the detail page for each variety it tell you which of the two it is.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:09 PM   #15
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You guys are the best, you know that don't you, the best.

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