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Old January 20, 2021   #1
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Black From Tula !



Been a rough start! Had deluge of rain in Nov. and wiped out all the peppers and tomatoes I had growing. Very similar flood to Miscowpea! Was terrible situation all around and had to start over. These are my first ripe tomatoes and very glad to get them. They are the blackest tomato I grow. Very strong fruit set, very lush and green foliage and very little if any pest problems. You MUST try them if you haven't all ready.
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Old January 21, 2021   #2
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They look wonderful Douglas! Hope your year continues to be productive!
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Old January 23, 2021   #3
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Beautiful tomatoes! And I bet they are as tasty as they look.

My first tomatoes for this year were four cherry tomatoes that looked ripe yesterday. They were hiding under micro Red Robin's dense foliage. I picked two and left two. Does that count?





This Red Robin was started from seed Oct 30.
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Both of you are off to a good start! Black tomatoes do really well for me in part shade where other tomatoes don't.

How is that Red Robin? I have two growing in a pots on my windowsill with a view of the snow. . I think I started mine around late Dec. along with a few micro varieties plus 2 of Dan's experiments from 2018 or 2019. Vilma is starting to set tiny buds and roots are coming out the bottom of a 6 inch Bloem pot.

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Both of you are off to a good start! Black tomatoes do really well for me in part shade where other tomatoes don't.

How is that Red Robin? I have two growing in a pots on my windowsill with a view of the snow. . I think I started mine around late Dec. along with a few micro varieties plus 2 of Dan's experiments from 2018 or 2019. Vilma is starting to set tiny buds and roots are coming out the bottom of a 6 inch Bloem pot.

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Hello, Lisa.
I grew Vilma for three years. But I wasn't very happy with the taste, so I just didn't include it in my grow-home list for this season. When exactly did you sow it? Do you grow it on the window sill or in a greenhouse? It's perfect for growing at home.

My first ripe tomatoes are expected some time in March. That is if things go well. At the moment, my toms aren't getting much daylight as the weather has been cloudy and snowy/rainy. Daylight only contributes to the total light with sometimes less than 1,000 lx.

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