Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Tomatoes are setting Toplef10Tomatoes are setting 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Tomatoes are setting I22gcj10Tomatoes are setting 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Tomatoes are setting Toplef10Tomatoes are setting 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Tomatoes are setting I22gcj10Tomatoes are setting 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Horsey poop
by MrBooker Today at 6:34 am

» Calling all juice bar waste composters...
by KiwiSFGnewbie Yesterday at 5:21 pm

» Sealing Barrels Flowers Struggling-Need Ideas
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:10 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:00 am

» Compost bins: Open vs. closed
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:59 am

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by sanderson 2/26/2024, 10:53 pm

» Hello From the Kern River Valley from Kernville, Ca
by sanderson 2/26/2024, 9:52 pm

» N&C Midwest January & February 2024
by OhioGardener 2/26/2024, 2:46 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by sanderson 2/25/2024, 1:36 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 2/25/2024, 1:26 am

» Prefab compost question
by DMann 2/24/2024, 12:37 pm

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by OhioGardener 2/24/2024, 7:44 am

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by sanderson 2/23/2024, 5:39 pm

» Hello from Surrey
by sanderson 2/23/2024, 12:29 am

» Kitty Control
by sanderson 2/22/2024, 10:49 pm

» Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates
by Turan 2/22/2024, 4:07 pm

» Jjean59 first SFG - 2024
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2024, 11:00 am

» Winter Lag - Waiting for Sprimg
by sanderson 2/21/2024, 4:36 pm

» TDs 2024 SFG
by Turan 2/21/2024, 12:09 am

» Hello! From GA! Newbie
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 9:53 pm

» Sweet Potato Slips - Buy or Grow?
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 1:27 pm

» Seeds 'n Such Free Shipping
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 1:09 pm

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by OhioGardener 2/19/2024, 5:46 pm

» Hi from Central Oregon
by donnainzone5 2/18/2024, 5:50 pm

» Mealybugs?
by OhioGardener 2/17/2024, 11:02 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by OhioGardener 2/17/2024, 10:59 am

» Second Life for Determinate Tomatoes?
by OhioGardener 2/16/2024, 7:35 am

» Recommended store bought compost - Photos of composts
by sanderson 2/9/2024, 10:52 pm

» Now is The Time To Take Seed Inventory
by sanderson 2/5/2024, 5:34 pm

» Homemade Seed Starting Mix
by sanderson 2/4/2024, 4:05 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Tomatoes are setting

+9
Too Tall Tomatoes
Squat_Johnson
UnderTheBlackWalnut
plantoid
givvmistamps
tabletopper
Furbalsmom
camprn
BillOcala
13 posters

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Tomatoes are setting

Post  BillOcala 4/3/2012, 7:41 pm

Looks like tomatoes are on the way

Tomatoes are setting Marglo10

Tomatoes are setting Rutger10
BillOcala
BillOcala

Posts : 40
Join date : 2012-02-13
Location : Ocala, Florida

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  camprn 4/3/2012, 7:47 pm

cheers HOORAY! Lucky you!
I wont see this in my garden for another 3 months, at least. Tomatoes are setting 675916

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



Tomatoes are setting WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  Furbalsmom 4/3/2012, 8:31 pm

Congrats, Bill, they are looking good.
Furbalsmom
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 77
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting...

Post  tabletopper 4/3/2012, 8:45 pm

Beautiful picture.....I notice the plant was from Bonnie Nursery a big supplier here also....curious how much they charge for one plant there? Its $3.38 here....at Home Depot and Walmart.....I prefer my growing from Ruth's seeds....cheap....Ruth
avatar
tabletopper

Female Posts : 235
Join date : 2011-02-19
Age : 99
Location : Chula Vista,Ca

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  givvmistamps 4/4/2012, 4:10 am

How wonderful! Just goes to show how very late I am in getting started; Ocala isn't too far south of us. Oh well, I'll be happy with any crops this summer.
givvmistamps
givvmistamps

Female Posts : 862
Join date : 2012-04-01
Age : 52
Location : Lake City, (NE) FL; USDA Hardiness Zone 8b, AHS Heat Zone 9, Sunset Zone 28

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  plantoid 4/4/2012, 5:23 am

You can play tomato sauce Michelle ..you know .... " play ketchup "

I'ts surprising how fast things grow when the temp and other things are correct , you'll have your tomatoes by the bucketful if you sow the seeds using the damp tissue method to get them quickly germinated and then pot them on .
plantoid
plantoid

Male Posts : 4096
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 73
Location : At the west end of M4 in the UK

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  givvmistamps 4/4/2012, 5:43 am

It's really hot here this year...summer temperatures of 90 degrees Farenheit two days in a row already! (That's about 32 Celcius.) We usually don't hit that high for another 3-4 weeks, but winter was mild so I guess we're in for a hot summer. A lot of things just wilt in the heat here, so summer isn't the best time to grow.

I truly am late getting started; should've started seeds on quite a few things a couple months ago, and put them in the ground a few weeks ago, but I'm just getting started now because this is spring break and my professor husband has to do the heavy work. However, as I've said elsewhere, this is partly to teach my boys important lessons, and they're almost as eager to start as I am. So, I bought three plants (a tomato & two types of peppers) that will allow them to get the instant gratification, and then they can learn patience by watching the seeds sprout & grow.
givvmistamps
givvmistamps

Female Posts : 862
Join date : 2012-04-01
Age : 52
Location : Lake City, (NE) FL; USDA Hardiness Zone 8b, AHS Heat Zone 9, Sunset Zone 28

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  BillOcala 4/4/2012, 3:41 pm

tabletopper wrote:Beautiful picture.....I notice the plant was from Bonnie Nursery a big supplier here also....curious how much they charge for one plant there? Its $3.38 here....at Home Depot and Walmart.....I prefer my growing from Ruth's seeds....cheap....Ruth

They are from Lowes, but on a special - they had 4-packs of these particular ones for a couple of bucks - I couldn't pass them up! So I have 8 of those and one other experimental plant called a Mortgage Lifter (already in its second story on the tomato tower). I wasn't going to do large tomatoes at all this year and I have sweet 100 seeds that I still never started that I was supposed to do! I am goign to start them soon but I am going to use containers for them as I am out of room now after starting 8 Mel Units. Tomatoes are setting 1280598131
BillOcala
BillOcala

Posts : 40
Join date : 2012-02-13
Location : Ocala, Florida

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  BillOcala 4/4/2012, 3:43 pm

also I had in the back of my mind since these are all heirloom, perhaps I can harvest seeds?
BillOcala
BillOcala

Posts : 40
Join date : 2012-02-13
Location : Ocala, Florida

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  BillOcala 4/4/2012, 3:54 pm

This was my very first Mel Unit - so its pretty shabby. It was built to fit against a southern facing wall and still be under the eve's - but I miscalculated a hair and had to put a rain reflecting board to save my dirt from washing out!

Tomatoes are setting 2012-010

This is the second attempt at Mel Units. I had to improvise fencing due toi a neighbors darn dog! (No tomatoes in this section at all and not much to loook at yet.)

Tomatoes are setting 2012-011
BillOcala
BillOcala

Posts : 40
Join date : 2012-02-13
Location : Ocala, Florida

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  UnderTheBlackWalnut 4/4/2012, 4:04 pm

"Mel Units!" LOVE IT! rofl

You got bit badly if you went from the one first one to the second picture all at once! WOW!
UnderTheBlackWalnut
UnderTheBlackWalnut

Female Posts : 559
Join date : 2011-04-18
Age : 57
Location : Springfield (central), IL, on the line between 5b and 6a

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  Squat_Johnson 4/4/2012, 5:13 pm

BillOcala wrote:also I had in the back of my mind since these are all heirloom, perhaps I can harvest seeds?

Yes, you should be able to save those heirloom seeds. I have been doing this for several varieties that I bought as transplants. Hybrids are different...

Save the seeds/juice in a cup for a couple days until it is moldy and nasty. Strain and wash the seeds and dry them.
Squat_Johnson
Squat_Johnson

Male Posts : 440
Join date : 2010-05-25
Location : Beaver Dam, Kentucky, zone 6a

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes 4/4/2012, 5:43 pm

Squat_Johnson wrote:
BillOcala wrote:also I had in the back of my mind since these are all heirloom, perhaps I can harvest seeds?

Yes, you should be able to save those heirloom seeds. I have been doing this for several varieties that I bought as transplants. Hybrids are different...

Save the seeds/juice in a cup for a couple days until it is moldy and nasty. Strain and wash the seeds and dry them.

Didn't you ever have any trouble with those tomatoes cross-pollinating?
Too Tall Tomatoes
Too Tall Tomatoes

Male Posts : 1069
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 53
Location : Pennsylvania, Zone 6A

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  BillOcala 4/5/2012, 10:07 am

Went to our Famers Market this mornign and talked with a fat old farmer guy. He grows on 5 acres and here is one of his Rutgers tomatoes. He said he uses "raised beds" lots of peat and "compost from the mushroom plants in Apopka"

Tomatoes are setting Tomato10

Well, I have never gotten one of these to grow without cracking....but I have 4 of these plants (picture of one of the lil green ones above). My fingures are crossed that Mel's moisture control properties will save me...
BillOcala
BillOcala

Posts : 40
Join date : 2012-02-13
Location : Ocala, Florida

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  Squat_Johnson 4/5/2012, 10:53 am

No, in fact I didn't know about cross-pollinating until I had been saving seeds for about 5 years.

I (now) know you are supposed to cover with nets, and keep them separate, but I didn't do that. At first I was uninformed, now just lazy...
Squat_Johnson
Squat_Johnson

Male Posts : 440
Join date : 2010-05-25
Location : Beaver Dam, Kentucky, zone 6a

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes 4/5/2012, 11:25 am

Squat_Johnson wrote:No, in fact I didn't know about cross-pollinating until I had been saving seeds for about 5 years.

I (now) know you are supposed to cover with nets, and keep them separate, but I didn't do that. At first I was uninformed, now just lazy...

Tomatoes are setting 889526

I don't want to get into the headaches of separation, netting, etc. 'd rather pay the local farm woman to grow tomato seeds that I purchase from catalogs.
Too Tall Tomatoes
Too Tall Tomatoes

Male Posts : 1069
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 53
Location : Pennsylvania, Zone 6A

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty May Update

Post  BillOcala 5/5/2012, 7:19 am

Tomatoes are doing great, the dry conditions and the mels mix have actually been good for me as I have not had any cracking problems! I have picked two what a Spanish lady at the office calls "green" tomatoes, (which I now know to actually be a tomato which is just turning from green to red).

These early fruits are suffering from an early nitrogen deficiency due to to much wood in my compost. They are not real big at all for a Rutgers, but a nice standard tomato size and very tasty:

Tomatoes are setting 2012-012

The plants are getting quite large and are loaded with fruit. Some plants have well over a dozen fruit on them already and that is quite good I think (rutgers and marglobe). The tallest is a Mortgage Lifter - it has been slow to set fruit but looks to be catching up now. These pictures are a week or so old:

Tomatoes are setting Tomato11

Tomatoes are setting 2012-013
BillOcala
BillOcala

Posts : 40
Join date : 2012-02-13
Location : Ocala, Florida

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty THe "other" garden

Post  BillOcala 5/5/2012, 7:48 am

The tomatoes are my pride and joy, but the main garden is doing really well too (again once I dealt with my first year/newbie nitrogen problem from too much wood in my compost with supplemental fertilizer). Thes I just went out to make - so these are current pictures:

one more tomato shot (see how fast the "tomato tone" works?) I had an additonal 4-6 tomatoes that are ready to pick too! :

Tomatoes are setting 2012-014

now the "other garden" it too has responded well to the supplemental feeding.

Tomatoes are setting 2012-015

strangely a few of the corn are on a faster clock than the other seeds planted at the same time. Again I blame my nutrition in the beginning, all had the same compost in it to some degree of another. The corn dirt in the front was 2 plants per square "old school" dirt, the corn in the middle square was 3 per square in hybrid "old school" and Mel's dirt, the corn in the rear is 4 corm per square in 100% Mel's mix.

In the back are squash and Zucchini plants that are getting Jurassic park huge and loaded.
I love the morning flowers of the squash (last week photo)
Tomatoes are setting 2012-017
Tomatoes are setting 2012-016
BillOcala
BillOcala

Posts : 40
Join date : 2012-02-13
Location : Ocala, Florida

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  givvmistamps 5/5/2012, 11:36 am

Those photos... Shocked ...WOW!!! Your garden looks wonderfully healthy!
givvmistamps
givvmistamps

Female Posts : 862
Join date : 2012-04-01
Age : 52
Location : Lake City, (NE) FL; USDA Hardiness Zone 8b, AHS Heat Zone 9, Sunset Zone 28

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  BillOcala 5/5/2012, 11:48 am

Thanks it is been good therapy. The nitrogen problem put me behind a bit but it's all good now or at least I hope!
BillOcala
BillOcala

Posts : 40
Join date : 2012-02-13
Location : Ocala, Florida

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  cheyannarach 5/5/2012, 11:53 am

Your pictures are awesome, I am a little jealous to say the least! Good work!
cheyannarach
cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  Turan 5/5/2012, 1:13 pm

Lovely pics! Summer has made it to Ocala with fruits and veggys. Gives me hope it will reach here too. Just got to give it time to crawl across the map. cheers
Turan
Turan

Female Posts : 2610
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  FamilyGardening 5/5/2012, 1:44 pm

WowZers....Shocked

im a bit more than a little :drunken: jealous!!

your garden looks soooo good!!

hugs

rose
FamilyGardening
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  acara 5/5/2012, 6:00 pm

ooo ..likes tomatos .... likes Blackmore ..... my kinda chap Very Happy
acara
acara

Male Posts : 1012
Join date : 2010-08-27
Age : 54
Location : Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes 5/5/2012, 11:18 pm

acara wrote:ooo ..likes tomatos .... likes Blackmore ..... my kinda chap Very Happy

That's me What a Face
Too Tall Tomatoes
Too Tall Tomatoes

Male Posts : 1069
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 53
Location : Pennsylvania, Zone 6A

Back to top Go down

Tomatoes are setting Empty Re: Tomatoes are setting

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum