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Old January 7, 2018   #226
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Brutus is variety you can rely on. It grows and bears fruits during warm or colder summer. Hot summer gives more sun, so they are sweeter. I haven't noticed bigger fruits during colder summer.
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Old January 12, 2018   #227
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Marsha, your tomatoes are amazing! Thank you for sharing so much of your garden. I just bought several Earth Boxes on Black Friday and have never used them before. I am wondering how you cage your tomatoes successfully? From the pics it appears you use some standard cages but maybe also some free form cages and stakes? Do they just anchor into the earth box?
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Old January 12, 2018   #228
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Marsha, your tomatoes are amazing! Thank you for sharing so much of your garden. I just bought several Earth Boxes on Black Friday and have never used them before. I am wondering how you cage your tomatoes successfully? From the pics it appears you use some standard cages but maybe also some free form cages and stakes? Do they just anchor into the earth box?
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Heidi I'm you're enjoying the photos. We bought a roll of field fence over 300 feet of it, and that's what we made custom circumferential cages out of for our Earthboxes. I also have a normal Home Depot type tomato cage around both tomatoes in each earthbox because just the circumferential cage doesn't support the tomatoes enough and they tend to Sag once some weight comes on to the tomatoes. We bought galvanized field fence it has 6 inch square so it's easy to pick and to spray through. The field fence is 4 feet tall. We have used this field fence for about 5 years but it's looking like we'll have to replace some because overtime it gets a little bit bent too much.
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When I see this thread in 'New posts' I always open it immediately. So nice to see your tomatoes in winter. Thanks for taking the time to show them to us.
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Old January 13, 2018   #230
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Marsha, what fertilizer are you currently using for your EBs, anything new you are trying this year? And what about calcium nitrate, did you switch brands?
I am getting ready to sow my seeds now and will use 3 of my 4 precious EBs for tomatoes. Thank you as usual for sharing your EB know-how!
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Old January 18, 2018   #231
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Marsha, what fertilizer are you currently using for your EBs, anything new you are trying this year? And what about calcium nitrate, did you switch brands?
I am getting ready to sow my seeds now and will use 3 of my 4 precious EBs for tomatoes. Thank you as usual for sharing your EB know-how!
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I use Tomato Tone as my fert strip, and also supplement with a teaspoon of soluble Calcium nitrate and 1/3 teaspoon of epsom salts down the Earthbox tube once per week. The Epsom salts is to keep the plants from getting a magnesium deficiency from unbalanced addition of the calcium.
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Old January 18, 2018   #232
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Nefertiti(love the tomatoey taste)
Tundra(thanks Karen,it's delicious, folks it won't be offered in my seeds offer)
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Old January 18, 2018   #233
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Walt Swolka Heart- thank you for the seeds Craig L.
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Coeur de Surpriz- thank you Charlene, I really like this one
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Old January 18, 2018   #234
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Marsha, I haven't kept track, are Tundra and Midnight Sun RL's or the more elusive PL hearts? The photos look delicious! Amazing how fast they are coming along, hope you and Karen keep getting nice results on them.
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Old January 18, 2018   #235
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Marsha, I haven't kept track, are Tundra and Midnight Sun RL's or the more elusive PL hearts? The photos look delicious! Amazing how fast they are coming along, hope you and Karen keep getting nice results on them.
Dee, one of Karen's trademarks is breeding for potato leaves on things that don't usually have potato leaves. All of her hearts of the True North series are indeed potato leaf.
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Old January 18, 2018   #236
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Marsha, I'm so looking forward to your notes on all these yummy looking tomatoes!
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Just saw this.
I use Tomato Tone as my fert strip, and also supplement with a teaspoon of soluble Calcium nitrate and 1/3 teaspoon of epsom salts down the Earthbox tube once per week. The Epsom salts is to keep the plants from getting a magnesium deficiency from unbalanced addition of the calcium.
Thanks Ginger, just checking to see if you changed anything from the year before. Are you using calcium nitrate to prevent BER? If it is not a problem in my garden, do you still recommend it? I used Epsom salts last summer w/out the calcium, oops. But my tomatoes in the EBs were fine.
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Old January 18, 2018   #238
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Marsha, you are killing me with all this beautiful GWR tomatoes. I have to grow one this yearner, for sure.
I already looked at Captain Lucky, Everett's Rusty Oxheart, Aunt Ruby's German Green. And now you are posting Coeur de Surpriz.
How a girl to choose just one green when ripe tomato.
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Marsha, you are killing me with all this beautiful GWR tomatoes. I have to grow one this yearner, for sure.
I already looked at Captain Lucky, Everett's Rusty Oxheart, Aunt Ruby's German Green. And now you are posting Coeur de Surpriz.
How a girl to choose just one green when ripe tomato.
Don't forget Green Gables and Cherokee Lime, both are smaller than some if the others, very prolific, with a sweet and tomatoey flavor. Both were about a 9/ 10, and really, Linda and I couldn't tell much difference between them, so happy with both. GG is a PL.
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Marsha, I'm so looking forward to your notes on all these yummy looking tomatoes!
I doubt that I'll put notes here in the photo thread, I'll probably put some notes into my seed offer thread.
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