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Old June 29, 2011   #16
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Default Over 70 plants and 40 different varieties

Hi,

I am in Chula Vista and have over 70 plants and 40 different varieties of tomatoes. Have some plants left if anyone needs them. Picking tomatoes every day.

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Old July 18, 2011   #17
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Well, guys, my year was officially miserable. Blight got a lot of everything. That said, I got a few good tomatoes, before destruction.

I'd love to eventually start a regular SoCal tomato gathering. I guess i won't be doing it this year though. Hope there there are people out there who want to do it and had a better year than I did.
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Old April 13, 2012   #18
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As a newbie I would love to arrange a meet and greet for a tasting, trading etc sometime this season.
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Old May 14, 2012   #19
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Did anything happen in 2011. Anything Planned for 2012?
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Old May 14, 2012   #20
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2011 was the worst year for me ever! LOL! Probably got 6 tomatoes off of 5 plants. This year is super! Great weather, no May gray or temps in the low 40's. I'm hoping to have tons this year. Linda, Barbara how are your maters doing?

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Old May 14, 2012   #21
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I live in San Bernardino County and I know many others live in Riverside County. Should we start a gathering that included more of us for 2012? I don't mind driving.

My tomato's have been a failure almost every year. I hope this is a better year too. I do have one tomato set. My season is short here so I won't have tomatoes until late this year. It would be nice to taste some of these tomatoes that I have been working so hard to get. Right now I have 33 varieties in the ground. I have more varieties that I planted by seed for my fall crop.
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Old May 14, 2012   #22
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CinnamintStick, Coronabarb lives in Corona and Linda lives in Sun City. I know they would be interested in a get together. I'm only growing 9 plants this year. They are:

*Druzba (2)
*Pruden's Purple
*Old German (desperate for one last heirloom, don't have high hopes for it this year.
*Kelloggs Breakfast
*Aunt Ruby's German Green
*Neves Azorean Red
*Red Brandywine
*Stupice

If we get together over the summer we can trade seeds, should have plenty by then.

What are you growing?
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Old May 14, 2012   #23
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We should try to meet up "down south" or "out west" for the best temps. I dont really have many in the ground yet.
Druzba
Sun Gold
Early Girl
Purdens Purple
Brandy Boy
Red Brandywine
Striped Roaman
Orange Banana
Opalka
San Marzano Redorta
Moskvitch
Moravsky Div
Rosella Purple
Silvery Fir Tree
Dr Lyle
Goldmans Italian American
Burbank.

Many more getting pot bound as I write this, waiting for me to get a burst of energy....
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Old May 14, 2012   #24
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Some of mine are hybrids, some are heirlooms. Here is what I have in the ground now.

Phoenix
Rutgers
Heatmaster
Summer set
Marglobe
Pineapple
Chocolate Cherry
Super sweet 100
Mortgage Lifter
Mortgage Lifter ??? PL
German Johnson
Better Boy
Oxhart
Caspian Pink
Giant Belgium
Black Krim
Nebraska Wedding
Brandywine
Red Brandywine PL
Red Brandywine RL
Cherokee Purple
Stupice
Arkansas Traveler
Old German
Orange Russian
Great White
German Queen
Black Prince
Striped German
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Old May 16, 2012   #25
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I think this is going to be a great year for our maters! Linda, I have over 20 maters on my Stupice and it's not a foot tall! What a hearty tomato. Hopefully Barbara will post soon and give us some input on where she stands with her garden. Wherever anyone wants to go is fine by me. Maybe we can arrange a carpool? A BYOF picnic?
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Old May 17, 2012   #26
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Hey So Cal tomatomanics, Steve Goto (remember him, Barb?) now gives tomato tastings all over the area. Here is his website http://www.gotomato.us.com/upcoming-events/. Maybe we want to attend one of his tastings, he always has dozens of maters. Barb and I volunteered at one of his tastings here in Temecula and it was great? What does everyone think?
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Old May 17, 2012   #27
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I would love to attend a tasting. Are any in So California?

My tomatoes are looking great. Nothing is eating them yet.

A picnic sounds great too. How does a pot luck sound? Maybe show off some of are garden recipes.
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Old May 30, 2012   #28
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Im surprised at the low turnout of socal members compared to NC or Florida. They seem to have the corner on the tomato market. I was under the impression that california was very ag friendly
COME ON SOCAL!
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Old May 30, 2012   #29
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Originally Posted by Crandrew View Post
Im surprised at the low turnout of socal members compared to NC or Florida. They seem to have the corner on the tomato market. I was under the impression that california was very ag friendly
COME ON SOCAL!
I don't think it's a social thing, I haven't had a decent tomato harvest in years! Last year I got like 5 tomatoes all season, but this year the weather is sending out good vibes and my maters are looking great!

We will definately have a get-together this year and hopefully a seed trading event at the same time!
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Hi, just wondering if anything is going on this season. I'm new to gardening and would love to attend a tasting/ seed swap. Any interest out there this year?? Hope everyone's season is better this year! Thanks ~Christine
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