In Go The Toms

Discussion in 'Fruit and Veg Gardening' started by Sjoerd, May 16, 2016.

  1. carolyn

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    set another 30ish or so out tonight... we plant a lot of tomatoes here (us stewbies)... I wonder how many altogether we plant... and what would be the yield of all of them put together.... I have about 75 in the high tunnels and another 120ish out in the garden... and I need to still get in one more row of cherries and misc.. and one row of pastes...My oh my how many pounds??? and that is only mine here...
     
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  2. Cayuga Morning

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    Sjoerd, thanks for the tomato planting directions again. I did not realize there is a difference in the roots....feeder vs. deeper roots for water.
     
  3. Growingpains

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    Carolyn, I use tomatoes as they ripen. I would have to weigh each one and write it down.
    I sort of wish I had all your tomato plants. I would be at heaven's door. LOL I know you do more commercial growing, right?
     
  4. carolyn

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    yeah, I grow to take to farmers markets and to sell at the roadside stand I have here. and I never seem to have enough space to get all of them in that I want to try, either.
     
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    Have you looked on ebay ? Thats where I find all my seed I can not get here.
     
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    Mart, thank you for reminding me of ebay.
     
  7. Sjoerd

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    Great, GP--I am hoping that you will have great success with those. You have set out quite a few there! You are welcome.

    Sounds good, CAROLYN.

    Thanks for that tip, MART--I shall have a peek.
     
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    Mart, my daughter bought seeds for me on ebay. Thank you for the idea.
    Today I "Grabbled" (A southern expression) for potatoes and found them to be very small and the soil drier than expected. So much water carried for potato patch and awhile to wait before digging. I set out a few Sunflowers. Sprayed Brassicas and roses with garlic water.
    Yesterday I added Epsom salt to the base of peppers and tomatoes. I may have posted this already, but we tend to repeat things as we age. :nerdy:
     
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    Interesting word, that--"grabbled". We have the same word here and it sort of means the same.
     
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    Sjoerd, my ancestors came from the UK and the old language was much the same across the area.
     
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    You are right about that.
    We have a word here, "grabbelton"-- it means something like, "grab bag".
    A bucket of something like that with prizes in it for kids. They may stick their hands down into it without looking and pull something out for themselves.
    I sometimes jokingly refer to the dish-washing container as a grabbelton.
     
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    Your facility with language is impressive, by the way.
     
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    Thanks so much, Cayu--I am speechless.
     
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    Sjoerd, you speechless? I predict that will never happen.
    I'm happy to have learned more regarding "Grabbling".
     
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    Heh,heh,heh...GP you may be right about that. There is always so much one can learn on here, isn't there. I see new stuff and hear about different ways of doing things all the time. It's one of the pluses of being a member here.
    Naturally meeting the members is a great pleasure for me.
     
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