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Old 04-08-2007, 09:57 AM   #21
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We planted our vegetable garden with our 5 year old grandson's help today. Or at least we got a start on it. About 6 different heirloom tomato plants including one cherry tomato plant & two Romas also an Italian plant San Marcos I think? Flat leaf parsley, & of course a bunch of basil. Oh yes, sun flowers!

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Old 04-08-2007, 10:40 AM   #22
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best tomato....

Anyone who wants the BEST tomato bar non heirloom or not heirloom try something called sungold. Now you will probably have to grow it from seed because ive never heard of it being available to anyone locally but it taste like a sweet orange. It is a cherry type tomato though. Ive grown a lot of varieties and this is the one i have to grow every year.

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Old 04-08-2007, 11:40 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by QSis
What??? What varieties of tomatoes did you plant, spryte?

In my experience, there is NO better tomato flavor than those grown in my back yard, whether I start them from seed or buy young plants.

It was labeled as a Patio Tomato. There was no other name. I was very disappointed. Although last year, as a whole, my garden didn't produce nearly as well as it did the previous year. But my hot peppers where still fabulously hot & tasty. I just wasn't happy with the tomatoes.
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Old 04-08-2007, 11:44 AM   #24
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We're having below freezing lows and the top third of my tomatos, peppers and something else (?) froze. We covered it (18x12) with sheets and then plastic. I think we have 2 more evil nights.

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Old 04-08-2007, 12:05 PM   #25
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Half-Baked, if you can keep the rest of the plants from freezing, the plants may survive. Yes, we have predicted two more nights of this frigid weather
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Old 04-08-2007, 12:07 PM   #26
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The temperature has gotten down into the lower 20's for 3 nights now. Last night was clear, and when I got up this morning, the north field was white.

Our peach crop is gone. The farmers have covered their strawberries, so we'll hope for the best. I'm just grateful I don't have the greenhouses anymore. I'd have had all kinds of things sitting outside at this time of year. You can wash off a light frost, if you get out before the sun comes up, but there's nothing you can do about a hard freeze.
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Old 04-08-2007, 01:59 PM   #27
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I have do not veggie planting yet. Still want it warm up.
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The "Old Farmer's Almanac" was quite off this year. I'm a bit crushed actually ... I've relied on it every year, whether we were living in Oregon or here in Wisconsin, even when I only had a container garden. mmmmm
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:43 PM   #29
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:52 PM   #30
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Last week I tilled Dad's garden, lil sis #1's garden and my garden. Glad I didn't plant anything yet cuz it's been too darned cold since then
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