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Old April 3, 2015   #16
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ok, if you want to see seedlings, here are some of mine:

the late varieties




the blue varieties:



two of three plants of Searching for the blue zebra are VERY purple! they are all quite blue but this is because of the cold. but those....wow...



the dwarf section:



and some very different leaf types:
top left Margaret Curtain
top right Vintage Wine
bottom left unknown I call it Joseph micmac
bottom right Lithium Sunset

Those are terrific seedlings. I wonder what variety is the one with purple leaves.
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Old April 3, 2015   #17
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Pimpinellifoliums under LED light.
Are those RED LED lights? They make your seedlings look gorgeous!
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Old April 3, 2015   #18
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I had an opportunity to move to Florida because of my work many many years ago. I turned down the offer. I can tell you that I have never stopped regretting my move. I would be in the sun right now enjoying the great weather and only a few miles from the ocean. How stupid of me!!!!!
Those are gorgeous plants by the way. You are an accomplished gardener.
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the purple one is Searching for the blue zebra
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Old April 3, 2015   #20
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I had an opportunity to move to Florida because of my work many many years ago. I turned down the offer. I can tell you that I have never stopped regretting my move. I would be in the sun right now enjoying the great weather and only a few miles from the ocean. How stupid of me!!!!!
Those are gorgeous plants by the way. You are an accomplished gardener.
It is quite likely that your area in Illinois is better adapted for tomato growing than Florida. In fact You probably have some of the best soil on the planet there.
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It is quite likely that your area in Illinois is better adapted for tomato growing than Florida. In fact You probably have some of the best soil on the planet there.
It's not just about the soil. It's about being able to go out all year long and not have 2 feet of snow around you for 2 or 3 months each year. It's about seeing the sun almost everyday.
As for soil, it's indeed black soil that's probably very good for growing tomatoes and other vegetables.
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the purple one is Searching for the blue zebra
Is it really a blue tomato? That would be amazing that even its leaves have a blueish hue to them.
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It's not just about the soil. It's about being able to go out all year long and not have 2 feet of snow around you for 2 or 3 months each year. It's about seeing the sun almost everyday.
As for soil, it's indeed black soil that's probably very good for growing tomatoes and other vegetables.
Yes indeed, thats what brings the tourists every winter, along with their money. brings more money into the state than all the agricultural products combined!

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I'm getting into my off season here in Miami right now. I'm trying African Queen.
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Hi,

I don't know about you all, but I LOVE seeing pictures of tomato plants and tomato seedlings.
Please don't be stingy and start sharing what your tomato plants look like. I will upload pictures of all my tomato plants clinging to some pale sun rays from my main windows.
I get such a kick from seeing tomatoes grow that I want to share with everybody how my plants are doing. Some of you old timers are probably tired of this, but I am not.
Happy to oblige

Sunrise Bumblebee 4/4/2015



Gold Berry Baby 4/4/2015



A video tour of my garden by John Kohler

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Happy to oblige

Sunrise Bumblebee 4/4/2015



Gold Berry Baby 4/4/2015



A video tour of my garden by John Kohler

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It never gets old. I just love to see a thriving plant bearing fruit.
Keep them coming please.
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Here is part of my giant tomato lineup from early June. I grow giant tomatoes for competition. These are Big Zac and Mega Marv plants .


Here is a Mega Marv plant feeding the sole tomato allowed to grow on it. I nicknamed this tomato the Mothership due to how perfectly round it was for a giant. It grew to 4.01 LBS.

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Here is part of my giant tomato lineup from early June. I grow giant tomatoes for competition. These are Big Zac and Mega Marv plants .


Here is a Mega Marv plant feeding the sole tomato allowed to grow on it. I nicknamed this tomato the Mothership due to how perfectly round it was for a giant. It grew to 4.01 LBS.

Julia,

You are an accomplished gardener and everything looks better than the inside of my house.
Congratulations!
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Just learned how to post pics! Woo hoo! Here goes... Cherokee Purple tomatoes, part of my garden, and a whiskey barrel with Taxi tomatoes (16 total-wow!).
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Hmm not sure why my other pics didn't upload together... These are the taxi tomatoes grown in whisky barrels, taking off!
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