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Old January 30, 2017   #16
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A thing of beauty, he's got skills with a shovel there! keep 'em coming.
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Old January 30, 2017   #17
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You are off to another great start! I loved looking at your garden pictures last year and am looking forward to seeing them again this year. Which were your favorite micros?

My daughter too has always disliked tomatoes. I would still have her do the annual taste test with me so that she would get a few bites in. Last year she really shocked me when I was talking about my grow list and she asked me to grow more of those amazing pink tomatoes. I asked which ones and she said that all of them were delicious and juicy.... Go figure...
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Old January 30, 2017   #18
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Curiousity demands that I ask if you have a full time job elsewhere, I think you said you did,but I forgot to remember.

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Old January 30, 2017   #19
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Love that setup! Best of luck in 2017!

How many tomato plants do you grow?
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Old January 30, 2017   #20
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You are off to another great start! I loved looking at your garden pictures last year and am looking forward to seeing them again this year. Which were your favorite micros?

My daughter too has always disliked tomatoes. I would still have her do the annual taste test with me so that she would get a few bites in. Last year she really shocked me when I was talking about my grow list and she asked me to grow more of those amazing pink tomatoes. I asked which ones and she said that all of them were delicious and juicy.... Go figure...
I like dfollets mmf micro as well as one i have been working on for a while thats almost stable. I hope someday my son says a timato is delicious but as of now i doybt that will happen.
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Curiousity demands that I ask if you have a full time job elsewhere, I think you said you did,but I forgot to remember.

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Yes Carolyn i do have a full time job at a local water utility. Most weeks i work around 45 hours but there are the heavy weeks i work 65+ every now and then. Im also on 24 hour call every 6 weeks for a week. I have my garden setup down pat. The first year of this system how ever was an endless learning curve.

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Love that setup! Best of luck in 2017!

How many tomato plants do you grow?
I usually grow anywhere between 80 and 150 plants. With the micros last year i had well over 200 but this year im toning it back a touch. At least thats what i keep telling myself.
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I usually grow anywhere between 80 and 150 plants. With the micros last year i had well over 200 but this year im toning it back a touch. At least thats what i keep telling myself.
i could always handle over 100 plants and while awfully bountiful, I could find homes and uses for all the tomato plants. This year I learned what having a truly productive season is and it's almost to much. I never knew before just how much work it would be if I had a real season!
As usual your garden looks gorgeous, and so are your kids.
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Old February 2, 2017   #23
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i could always handle over 100 plants and while awfully bountiful, I could find homes and uses for all the tomato plants. This year I learned what having a truly productive season is and it's almost to much. I never knew before just how much work it would be if I had a real season!
As usual your garden looks gorgeous, and so are your kids.
Thank you Marsha i know exactly what you mean. I used to shoot for 200 or more plants but with the pruning method i used last year and my DE/Spinosad schedule i produce way more with 100 plants under control.
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Potted up 37 Pepper seedlings tonight. Its going to be another HOT season. They may be little now but soon enough they will be nasty. There is a few sweets and bells in the mix though.
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Gettin' close to transplant time. Just waiting on a storm to pass and it is on!
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Healthy looking transplants HTG.
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Can't wait to see what it looks like in a couple months. Very cool.
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Thanks Jpop and Bio-Ag-Guy. The first round of seedlings should be hitting the soil this weekend.
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There is something about variegated tomato foliage that i just cant get enough of.
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Moonlit Mile? It has all 4 colors too.Here's my reminder that you were going to send me a few, haha. Please pm with your addy, and I will get an SASE to you right away. Love that one.
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