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Old 06-19-2005, 11:36 AM   #11
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Crewsk, I'm buying my bales this week! I can't wait to get started!
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Old 06-19-2005, 06:27 PM   #12
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Thank you so much for those directions! I have heard of doing this, and been curious as to just exactly how it was done.
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Old 06-20-2005, 09:53 AM   #13
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Andy, that would stink! I think just about anything that grows in the ground & produces flowers can be put in a flower garden(except wedds of course).


Let me know how it goes for you jkath! I'm planning on getting a bale or 2 after we move so I can at least have a few fresh tomatoes this year.

You're welcome Constance!
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Old 06-20-2005, 10:58 AM   #14
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Sheesh! I feel like such an outcast!!

Sheila and I planted all six of our tomato plants in the ground!! What were we THINKING?!?!?!?!?



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Old 06-20-2005, 11:03 AM   #15
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One more question - when you buy your plants, what size/height do you get? (I'm wondering if I can use my baby plants for this, or if I should wait till they're more mature)
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Old 06-20-2005, 11:07 AM   #16
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Sheesh! I feel like such an outcast!!

Sheila and I planted all six of our tomato plants in the ground!! What were we THINKING?!?!?!?!?



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In the ground??? But it is all dirty there
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Old 06-20-2005, 11:26 AM   #17
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One more question - when you buy your plants, what size/height do you get? (I'm wondering if I can use my baby plants for this, or if I should wait till they're more mature)

Your babies should be fine. Mine are normally about 5 or 6 inches tall when I get them but my grandma would plant some of hers when they were only 2 or 3 inches tall because she grew them from her own seeds.
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:02 PM   #18
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Sheesh! I feel like such an outcast!!

Sheila and I planted all six of our tomato plants in the ground!! What were we THINKING?!?!?!?!?



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ronjohn did this not teach you anything ????????


let this be a lesson to you from now on !!! lol
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:43 AM   #19
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You can also use a bale of straw. Planting the tomatoes deeper then the container is better. Your tomato plant will get roots up to the covered part of stem and be a better plant.
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Old 06-22-2005, 07:02 AM   #20
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My husband is the expert gardener around here and I told him about this idea. He said he has heard of doing this with potatoes as well. He only wonders whether the flavor would be the same, as the plants do not get the same nutrients as when planted in the ground. Last year, we had moved into our new home a bit too late to plant a full vegetable garden and so just put some tomato plants in pots and they had like "store bought" flavor, i.e., none.
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