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Old March 9, 2014   #1
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Default obsessive compulsive tomato disorder- OCTD

Going through some of the posts on this site and notice a few with plants in the thousands, some with hundreds many with dozens. I crossed the 50 plant barrier today and my wife thinks I have a problem. What am I going to do with that many tomatoes? I feel I have been relatively restrained. I have quite a few more seedlings I wondering how I can get into containers. Can't help it- so many interesting tomatoes, so little time.
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Old March 9, 2014   #2
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Finally, a name for my condition! There are worse compulsions.
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Old March 9, 2014   #3
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Welcome to the group. Is it not nice to know that you have many kindred spirits here who understand your problem and can verify it will only get worse?

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Old March 9, 2014   #4
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I have the same symptoms. I promised myself I will plant 20 tomatoes of 20 varieties this year... and I just counted what I have put on my 2014 garden plan: 49 tomatoes! Well, I can't l leave it at 49, can I? It's probably bad feng shui... I'm glad you made me count and I just found a reason to make it 50!
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Old March 9, 2014   #5
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1500 pepper plants (126 varieties)...no tomatoes this year because I have plenty dried and made into sauce and salsa. If there is "no rest for the wicked" I am a very, very, very bad girl...
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Old March 9, 2014   #6
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Your not alone. I start about 600 plants and only plant about 50 . I give the rest away. I have a father with a young son who come annually to pick up their share. Also, last year I gave hundreds to a local couple who lease land and operate a CSA. Only stipulation was I got to visit periodically. I got to know the couple pretty well and did some work for them. This year, I'm actually going to plant my usual 50 at home but I am also going to grow all the tomatoes and a few other veggies for the CSA.
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Old March 9, 2014   #7
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So that's what I got!!!
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Old March 9, 2014   #8
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Man, I'm planning on planting around 24 plants for personal consumption this year and everyone thinks I have a problem! lol ........I think I do too!!

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I always plant around 60. 30 for the gophers, 30 for me.
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Old March 9, 2014   #10
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Phew! I feel better now. I'm only planting 37.

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Old March 10, 2014   #11
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Fellow addict here. Planning on starting & growing 50+ varieties this year, even though I don't really have space for them. If I carry on like this, in 10 years I have tried 500 varieties. One has to start somewhere, right?
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........ I just thought others suffered from a tomato deficiency................
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Old March 10, 2014   #13
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I have the same symptoms. I promised myself I will plant 20 tomatoes of 20 varieties this year... and I just counted what I have put on my 2014 garden plan: 49 tomatoes! Well, I can't l leave it at 49, can I? It's probably bad feng shui... I'm glad you made me count and I just found a reason to make it 50!
That was my same problem. Had 49 planted and had to cross the threshold. I had to plant 2 avocado trees that were in 10 gallon pots just to get the pots.
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Put me on the list. I have it bad...and I enjoy it!!
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Guilty.
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