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Old February 14, 2018   #61
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Ok i'll try and do better to control the number of varieties...."Next year" ..LOL


I think it will be hard to manage down to 40 of the "Favorites" and 10 for exploration/trial of new varieties. That would be a commendable goal for next year.....

Now that's 50 varieties next year BEFORE lastminuteitis kicks in...

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Old February 14, 2018   #62
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Now that's 50 varieties next year BEFORE lastminuteitis kicks in...

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You got that right .......

I just added : Geranium Kiss to the 2018 list for retrial ..lost the seeds last year ?


It sure is a good thing I am not Minister of Finance to hold the line on the budget.

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Old February 20, 2018   #63
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This year I'm growing all of the varieties that I have accumulated over the past several years for which no or very little info is available. I have 50 of them. It should be an interesting year! I'm hoping there are a few hidden gems in the group.
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I want to see your report at the end of the year, K3vin!

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Old February 20, 2018   #65
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I want to see your report at the end of the year, K3vin!

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You're not the only one, Nan!

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Old February 21, 2018   #66
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This year I'm growing all of the varieties that I have accumulated over the past several years for which no or very little info is available. I have 50 of them. It should be an interesting year! I'm hoping there are a few hidden gems in the group.
Love this one! I'm with Nan and Kath...
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Old February 21, 2018   #67
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Wow, compared to some of youse guys, my list is tiny. I grow all mine in the ground, on 9 cages...6 varieties = 27 plants.

My every year staples are Early Girl, Big Beef, and Park's Whopper, 6 each.
I add 3 new varieties every year, 3 each.
This year's newcomers are Delicious, Chapman, and Chef's Choice Pink.

I'm thinking I might throw in a cherry variety or 2 in containers, maybe large red cherry and Snow White...
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Well, "lastminuteitis" has struck again. I was privileged to get some Spanish hanging varieties and will be growing 5 of them out this year:

Colgar Alacon
Ramallet des Figueral
Ramallet Ibiza Blanca
Flor de Artana
Ramallet San Llorens

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Those look interesting, Nan.

Where did you get the seeds?
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Old February 21, 2018   #70
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A generous Tomatovillian in Spain. I'm very excited about them and will be saving lots of seeds.

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Wow, compared to some of youse guys, my list is tiny. I grow all mine in the ground, on 9 cages...6 varieties = 27 plants.

My every year staples are Early Girl, Big Beef, and Park's Whopper, 6 each.
I add 3 new varieties every year, 3 each.
This year's newcomers are Delicious, Chapman, and Chef's Choice Pink.

I'm thinking I might throw in a cherry variety or 2 in containers, maybe large red cherry and Snow White...
It will be interesting to see if you are able to keep to your routine after hanging around here...
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It will be interesting to see if you are able to keep to your routine after hanging around here...

Bah !


...I think I have a system for next year 2019 figured out to try and

control the amount of varieties. "A" list " Must grow every year ..about 20 varieties.

" B List " Rotate alternate or every three years ? to good to give up....about 20 Varieties per year .

and "C" list the 10 new exploration trial varieties to trial .

Total : 50 varieties Max. per year ..


While the above plan is a worthy "ideal " I think lastminuteitis may just

blow this noble moderation out of the water . LOL



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A generous Tomatovillian in Spain. I'm very excited about them and will be saving lots of seeds.

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That nice young man from Spain has been very generous to quite a few folks here. Glad he joined.
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Old February 28, 2018   #74
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Starting seeds kinda sneaked up on me this year. Started peppers and broccoli. Tomatoes probably in the next few days. Here is my tentative list

1-Earl's Faux x 2
2-Eva Purple Ball x 2
3-Cherokee Green x 1
4-Arkansas Traveler x 1
5-Dester x 1
6-Margaret Curtin x 1
7-Danko x 1
8-Cherokee Purple x 1
9-Indian Zebra x 2
10-Happy x 2

11-Heartbreaker
12-Soviet
13-Rebel Yell
14-GGWT
15-Amana Orange
16-Rutgers

The first 10 are pretty solid which is 14 plants. Will grow 18 so the other 4 will come from 11 through 15 with Rutgers being seeded for others who don't like black and green tomatoes. Happy is a Romanian variety productive slicer from Martin Longseth

Heart Breaker and Soviet are commercial Russian varieties from Olga in Moscow

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It will be interesting to see if you are able to keep to your routine after hanging around here...


Too true. Ask me how I know!
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