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Old December 2, 2019   #31
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Ok, my 2020 garden is full up. The 2021 garden is starting to accumulate the overflow.
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Old December 2, 2019   #32
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So many tomatoes, so little room...
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Old December 8, 2019   #33
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I haven't started seeds in many, many years. But this year I'm starting seeds of Eva Purple Ball. Cherokee Carbon hybrid, Black from Tula, Isis Candy cherry, Snow White cherry, JD's Special C-Tex, and African Brown. The African Brown seeds were sent to me as a bonus for ordering seeds from Heritage Seed Market. I can find very little information about African Brown. If anybody wants to try the seeds I will be happy to send you some.
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Old December 18, 2019   #34
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I do not want to make a detailed list of all varieties, because without comment in those varieties probably no one knows (at least I have a problem). Therefore, I will mention only the new, perhaps interesting:
I will complement the Spanish steaks with the varieties sent to me by Moshou-Gordo Extremeňo, Muchamiel and Rosa de Barbastro. Of the other seeds he sent me, I'll try Mom's Heart (the only new heart for 2020) and Timpure de Tiganesi. I will also try to germinate old seeds of Runicul Ludovic and Cernet.
I will expand the cultivation of Fred Hempel varieties with other varieties, so in 2020 I will grow:
Talves F1, Green Bee F1, Madera F1, Lucky Agi F1 and OP varieties - Creamsicle Grape and Marzano Fire (the only new variety for sauces and drying).
I mustn't forget about Dr Carolyn cherry (from Lotte)
From my best friend Robert (RJGlew), I will soon get seeds of Blush, Dikovinka, Early Doll F1, Pretty in Pink F1, Sunchocola F1 and Sunorange F1
Behind the window are growing seedlings of varieties of determinant tomatoes for hotbeds (among them about 8 varieties from Tormato from MMMM 2018)
As for the other vegetables I will grow as usual: kohlrabi, early salads, radishes, peas, potatoes (also from TPS sent by Rajun Gardner- thanks), a lot of aubergines and ochers (thanks for Brynn- MdTNGrdner seeds), bush beans, Hungarian Lima and mainly the Greek Gigantes (Fazoleus coccineus). I hope I didn't forget anything.
At the moment, my wife and I are not having a nice Christmas time. On Saturday I buried our beloved Tess (my avatar) in the garden and now I sit here and when I remember her I cry.
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Old December 18, 2019   #35
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I am sorry for your loss of Tess. I can hope that you will have the good memories come forward and make you smile as times goes on.
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Old December 18, 2019   #36
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I am sorry for your loss. It is like losing a family member.



I hope Dr. Carolyn grows well for you. It is my mother's favorite.
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Old December 18, 2019   #37
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Vlad, I'm so sorry that you lost your lovely Tess. It's so hard to lose our beloved dogs.

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Old December 18, 2019   #38
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Such a hard loss, Vladimir. I'm so sorry. Our pets are just about like our kids.
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Old January 1, 2020   #39
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The tomato varieties I'll be growing in 2020 are as follows (all are heirloom unless otherwise donated (F1):

A. Cherry Tomatoes
1. SunOrange F1 (from Osborne Seeds)
2. Esterida F1(from Osborne Seeds)
3. Doctor's Green Frosted (from Secret Seed Cartel)
4. Gardener's Delight (from seeds saved)

B. Garden Slicers
1. Indian Stripe (from seeds saved)
2. Celebrity (from Seeds 'n Such)
3. Azoychka (from Seed King Express/Amazon)
4. Rutgers (from seeds saved)
5. Cherokee Purple (from seeds saved)

C. Oxheart Tomatoes
1. Pink Honey/Rozovyi Myod (from Croation Seeds Store)
2. Orange Strawberrry (from Seeds 'n Such)

D. Beefsteak Tomatoes
1. Kellogg's Breakfast (from Seeds 'n Such)
2. Big Rainbow (from seeds saved)
3. Cherokee Green (from seeds saved)
4. Marianna's Peace (from seeds saved)
5. Neves Azorean Red (from seeds saved)

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Old January 2, 2020   #40
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I've finalized the 2020 garden list and have start dates assigned. Enough to keep me busy.

Tomatoes: (adding a few more with supposed heat resistance; mostly 1 plant each with 2 plants each of several)
Bella Rosa
Camp Joy (cherry)
Creole Original
Early Annie
Early Girl Bush
Golden Girl
Mom's paste
Porter
Red Robin (a toy I can play with now)
Rebel Yell
Red Siberian
Rio Grande
Santiago
Stump of the World
Super Sioux
Ten Fingers Of Naples
White Beauty (a freebie)
Tomatillo - Verde (3 plants)

Legumes
Bush Beans - Contender, Duke, Golden Rod, Strike (72' total)
Pole beans - Alabama Blackeye Butterbean, Cherokee Trail of Tears, Yard Long (green this year) (22' of trellis total)
Field Peas - Big Red Ripper (52' trellised to follow corn), Colossus 80 (36'), Lady Finger (36')

Brassicas
Broccoli - Packman (12 plants spring and fall), Umpqua (6 plants fall only)
Cabbage - Charleston Wakefield, Stonehead, Late Flat Dutch, Red Acre, Savoy Perfection (8 plants total TBA both spring and fall)
Cauliflower - Amazing (8 plants)
Collard - Vates (3 plants)
Kale - Premier (3 plants)
Turnips - Purple Top (36' both spring and fall)

Cucurbits
Cucumber - National Pickling (seven hills)
Squash - Early Prolific Straightneck and Early Summer Crookneck (2 plants each), Zucchini Rampicante Tromboncino (1 hill), Small Wonder Spaghetti (1 hill)
Watermelon - Black Diamond, Stone Mountain (1 hill each)

Alliums
Garlic - Maiskij, Shilla, Siberian, Russian Inferno (9' each)
Onions - Australian Brown, Texas 1015Y, White Creole (36' total)
Scallions - Shimonita, Warrior, Huek Geum Jang (18' both spring and fall)

Assorted Others
Asparagus, Conover's Colossal (from seed)
Carrots - Bolero, Envy, Romance, Yaya (9' each both spring and fall)
Corn - Silver Queen (5 double rows for 180' total), Spring Treat and Japanese Hulless Popcorn (one bed each, 7 hills of 8 plants to a bed)
Eggplant - Millionaire (one plant loaded us down all summer/early fall!)
Jerusalem Artichokes (finally planting some after never getting around to it)
Okra - Choppee, Cajun Jewel (four plants each)
Peas - Wando (72')
Peppers - Ancho Grande, Carolina Wonder, Charleston Belle, Gypsy, Jalapeno M or Mucho Nacho, Maule's Red Hot Cayenne, Red Marconi (one each except 3 jalapenos)
Potatoes - Yukon Gold, Red Pontiac or Kennebec (18' total)
Radishes - Daikons Minowase and Cheong Du Gold, D'Avignon, French Breakfast
Roselle - Thai Red, St. Kitts & Nevis (four plants each; 3 each in the ground, one each in a bucket)
Sweet Potato - Jewel (10 hills)
Herbs and flowers
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I think I'm going to dedicate one row of my 2020 tomato garden to varieties sent to me or recommended by Dr. Carolyn Male.

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I'm going heavy on Dwarf Project varieties this year. It was either that or invest in a new batch of 8' bamboo stakes now that all my old ones have split and splintered after 6-7 years of use. While overkill for the dwarfs, I have plenty of 6' bamboo stakes already on hand...

Non DP variety will be two cherry varieties, 3 different San Marzano types, Heidi, an Italian red beefsteak, and Green Bee.

The DP varieties will be Tastywine, Golden Gypsy, Sleeping Lady, Rosella Crimson, Fred's Tie Dye, Waratah, Banana Toes, and the three Dwarf pastes that I hope will be ready for release within the next year or two.
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I've finalized the 2020 garden list and have start dates assigned. Enough to keep me busy.
Looks like a full time job
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I'm retired so yeah, it can be a full time job. But I try to spread out tasks now instead of trying to do a bunch of stuff at once and at the last minute like I used to a long time ago. It makes it much more doable. Prior planning has saved my sanity, not to mention my body.

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The weather is warmer and I hope I can find the energy to fill two new raised beds, gardening can be a lot of work, but certainly worth the effort.
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