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Post  NaturesApprentice on 4/9/2011, 11:58 am

@camprn wrote:NaturesApprentice Hey, how does the tomato?

Howdy! Um...once I cut off the ugly yellow leaves, that helped. I mean, I didn't notice a different with the rest of the place...it was just more attractive without the yellow-leaves-of-death at the bottom.

We had a surprise rain last night and temps dipped (by So Cal standards) but nothing near a frost, so I think everything will be just dandy once the Sun passes overhead.

Thanks for your help Smile

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Post  camprn on 5/13/2011, 6:46 pm

Naturesapprentice... How do your tomatoes grow these days?


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Post  NaturesApprentice on 5/13/2011, 7:01 pm

So yeah, it only got worse. The leaves continuted to fall out and the ones that stayed looked kind of ugly.

This was a store bought plant in Box # 1. None of my store bought plants ever did much, and ALL of my seed plants did awesome (Box #2), so I pulled the store bought imposter of a Tomato plant up and started fresh on a couple of squares in box 1.

I planted some new Romas in the garage on 5/4 and they've already sprouted enough for me to move them to a larger container. Did this last night after reading that they can/should be buried up to their eyeballs (just under the leaves). This works out better since Romas are really the only tomatoes I can stomach.

I'll post some pics tonight when I get home Smile

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Post  Old Hippie on 5/14/2011, 2:07 am

I have never planted Romas. But we are enjoying making our own tomato soup and tomato sauce for spaghetti with fresh oregano and basil. Was wondering if I should try some Romas for that. What do you use your Romas for?

But we love our BLT's so have mostly grown slicing tomatoes.

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Post  camprn on 5/14/2011, 6:56 am

NA, sorry to hear of the plant demise. I hope the replacement is strong! I have grown romas for sauce making but I gave all that up in exchange for the fabulous and rare Gilbertie, a very nice paste tomato that is not pithy and can be enjoyed as table fruit as well as canning! I have seed available.
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