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April 5th, 2010, 10:24 AM
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What kind are you growing this year and how many?

I had bad luck with Roma tomatoes in the past but I think I will try the again NEXT year since my mobility will be limited later on in a few months. I think it was bottom rot! Yuck!

I think this year we (I) am planting a couple beefsteak tomatoes and the cherry tomatoes. Buying them fresh in the stores is not worth it, just way too spendy because of the ice storms we had all over the county.
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April 5th, 2010, 05:20 PM
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We planted 2 herilum, one cherry, and one Roma. These seem to be the ones we've had the best luck with in the past.
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April 6th, 2010, 12:42 PM
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I'm planting mine from seed this year. I'm planning a row of "sweetie" grape tomatoes and a row of "rutgers" slicing tomatoes. We'll have to see how many actually come up.
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April 6th, 2010, 03:43 PM
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We just planted 2 of them 2 days ago. We decided to give Topsy Turvy a try. We are thinking if we can keep them close to the house and off the ground that the deer won't get them. We planted one in the topsy turvy and one in the ground. So we will see how they do.
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April 6th, 2010, 08:51 PM
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I've heard that those topsy turvy things actually work.
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April 7th, 2010, 10:06 AM
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Romas mostly because they're my fav! And a few heirloom.

I had a cherry last year that took over the world, literally grew 2-3" diameter "cherry" tomatoes. Something was seriously up with that plant
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April 7th, 2010, 01:35 PM
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My daughter loved to go up to the tomato plants, take the cherry tomatos and pop them right into her mouth. She was so cute.
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April 8th, 2010, 07:38 AM
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Does anybody have any tips for keeping those tomato worms away? We actually dug the top layer of earh ip around the garden area and saw a few under the ground! They must hang out there until the plants get bigger.
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April 29th, 2010, 03:08 PM
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beefsteak and cherry
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April 30th, 2010, 06:42 PM
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This year we have Early Girl (my fave), Roma, Cherry, Yellow Pear, and something called a "Mr. Stripey" lol .... never heard of it before but my dad wants me to grow them. I like the Beefsteak tomatoes too, but don't have any this season.
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April 30th, 2010, 08:12 PM
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I've never heard of beefstock.

And mr. Stripey? Lol. You'll have to share what those are like.
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The beefsteaks get big! They are good for slicing and putting on burgers.

The Mr. Stripey's don't look appetizing to me at all ... but I'll let you know. They are red and yellow striped.
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May 1st, 2010, 10:02 PM
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I actually saw some beefsteak today at a local farmers market thing. I guess the name never jumped out at me before for some reason.
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I am growing Big Boy ones I think? Can't remember for sure.
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