Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Today's tomato harvest. Toplef10Today's tomato harvest. 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.

Today's tomato harvest. I22gcj10Today's tomato harvest. 14dhcg10

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

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Today's tomato harvest. Toplef10Today's tomato harvest. 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.

Today's tomato harvest. I22gcj10Today's tomato harvest. 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
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by yolos Yesterday at 6:18 pm

» Garden Tools
by yolos Yesterday at 6:16 pm

» Aero Garden for starting seeds?
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:26 pm

» worms and compost tumbler
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:47 am

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by sanderson 1/30/2023, 1:37 am

» N&C Midwest: January & February 2023
by OhioGardener 1/29/2023, 7:33 pm

» Placing Box on Cement
by OhioGardener 1/29/2023, 2:57 pm

» How I compost using a Tumbler
by Soose 1/29/2023, 2:45 pm

» Garlic Chives in SFG?
by OhioGardener 1/29/2023, 8:56 am

» Soaking Seeds for Better Germination
by Soose 1/29/2023, 5:26 am

» Microgreens Gardening
by sanderson 1/28/2023, 11:42 pm

» How do I source Mels Mix for 190 cu ft????
by sanderson 1/28/2023, 11:35 pm

» Johnson Su composting Bioreactor instructions for home, not the farm.
by has55 1/28/2023, 10:57 am

» homemade vermicomposting/Worm Casting Compost Sifters
by has55 1/28/2023, 10:45 am

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by OhioGardener 1/28/2023, 8:29 am

» The SFG Journey-Johnson Su Bioreactor for composting, No turning
by has55 1/28/2023, 12:09 am

» seed starting Mel's way
by plantoid 1/27/2023, 7:09 am

» Home Made Compost
by plantoid 1/27/2023, 6:18 am

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by KiwiSFGnewbie 1/27/2023, 2:46 am

» Back In The Saddle I Suppose
by Scorpio Rising 1/26/2023, 8:03 pm

» New but Old
by lovey 1/25/2023, 1:49 am

» Dani's Brand New SFG For 2023
by danieggert 1/24/2023, 6:24 pm

» Seed Exchange - January 2023
by sanderson 1/24/2023, 4:43 am

» Chicken Poop compost
by OhioGardener 1/22/2023, 5:28 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by OhioGardener 1/22/2023, 10:27 am

» IRRIG8R NEW TO SFG
by Irrig8The916 1/21/2023, 10:51 pm

» Mel's mix for flower planters
by sanderson 1/21/2023, 7:05 pm

» Can I Use This Compost As One Of My Five Different Ones?
by sanderson 1/21/2023, 6:53 pm

» Clamps /clips for covering frames
by Soose 1/21/2023, 6:43 pm

» What DON'T I want in my 5 different composts
by sanderson 1/21/2023, 4:34 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Today's tomato harvest.

+8
Goosegirl
MasonGarden
Hyzleyes
FamilyGardening
unmadecastle
quiltbea
BackyardBirdGardner
jwbryson
12 posters

Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Today's tomato harvest.

Post  jwbryson 6/24/2011, 10:17 am

Here is a picture of some toms I pulled this morning. Love the Lemon Boys!! Very Happy


Today's tomato harvest. Tomatoes
jwbryson
jwbryson

Male Posts : 78
Join date : 2010-03-29
Age : 53
Location : Clarksburg, Maryland (Monkey County)

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Re: Today's tomato harvest.

Post  BackyardBirdGardner 6/24/2011, 10:36 am

I'm jealous. I'm still forever away it seems. I love the heart shaped one in the top left.
BackyardBirdGardner
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 49
Location : St. Louis, MO

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Re: Today's tomato harvest.

Post  quiltbea 6/24/2011, 10:40 am

I'm green with envy. Lovely harvest.
I'm still waiting for mine.
quiltbea
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4712
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 80
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Re: Today's tomato harvest.

Post  unmadecastle 6/24/2011, 10:45 am

Today's tomato harvest. 959632 Oh yummy!

I want some tomatoes! Waiting impatiently for my tomatoes to ripen here.
unmadecastle
unmadecastle

Posts : 85
Join date : 2011-04-09
Age : 53
Location : North East South Dakota, Zone 4

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Re: Today's tomato harvest.

Post  jwbryson 6/24/2011, 11:21 am

Thanks!! tongue

I keep getting BER on my romas and today on some of the Lemon Boys. I'm going to hit them with some calcium spray that I hope will resolve that little issue soon. Hate tossing out good toms! Mad
jwbryson
jwbryson

Male Posts : 78
Join date : 2010-03-29
Age : 53
Location : Clarksburg, Maryland (Monkey County)

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Re: Today's tomato harvest.

Post  FamilyGardening 6/24/2011, 12:23 pm

Today's tomato harvest. 959632

hugs
rose....who still is seeing greeen
FamilyGardening
FamilyGardening

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

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Re: Today's tomato harvest.

Post  Hyzleyes 6/24/2011, 4:29 pm

Love seeing the Lemon Boys. I picked up three sad little Lemon Boy plants on clearance a week or two ago. Wasn't sure how I'd like them, but wanted to try some yellow and orange tomatoes. Do you mostly eat them fresh, preserve, or cook with them?

What's BER?

I'm with the rest of you... seeing some small green tomatoes, but still have a little while to wait.

Christine
avatar
Hyzleyes

Posts : 62
Join date : 2011-04-06
Location : Indianapolis, IN

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Re: Today's tomato harvest.

Post  jwbryson 6/24/2011, 5:29 pm

BER = Blossom End Rot. I think it's caused by a lack of calcium in the soil based on what I have read. You may have seen it on toms, peppers and squash. Black or brown sunken ends of the fruit opposite the stems. Tragic--they were only babies!! Sad

You pull them off, fix the soil and move on.

The lemon boys are really nice--very mild and flavorful. We're going to try them tonight with some cheese, basil, olive oil and salt. Make a salad of out it.

For the record, one other lesson I have learned in 2 years of SFG'ing. Toms do not grow well in plastic containers. They do much better in raised beds. I keep getting BER in the plants in the plastic containers, but my 2 bushes in my raised beds are doing okay so far. Who knew? Smile
jwbryson
jwbryson

Male Posts : 78
Join date : 2010-03-29
Age : 53
Location : Clarksburg, Maryland (Monkey County)

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Re: Today's tomato harvest.

Post  MasonGarden 6/24/2011, 5:49 pm

Beautiful tomato harvest JW! I will definitely put Lemon Boys on the list. hungry
MasonGarden
MasonGarden

Female Posts : 284
Join date : 2010-03-17
Location : Mason, OH

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Re: Today's tomato harvest.

Post  Goosegirl 6/24/2011, 8:26 pm

I love my Lemon Boys - they are always great producers for me!
Goosegirl
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3435
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 58
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Re: Today's tomato harvest.

Post  Hyzleyes 6/24/2011, 9:39 pm

jwbryson wrote:BER = Blossom End Rot. I think it's caused by a lack of calcium in the soil based on what I have read. You may have seen it on toms, peppers and squash. Black or brown sunken ends of the fruit opposite the stems. Tragic--they were only babies!! Sad

You pull them off, fix the soil and move on.

The lemon boys are really nice--very mild and flavorful. We're going to try them tonight with some cheese, basil, olive oil and salt. Make a salad of out it.

For the record, one other lesson I have learned in 2 years of SFG'ing. Toms do not grow well in plastic containers. They do much better in raised beds. I keep getting BER in the plants in the plastic containers, but my 2 bushes in my raised beds are doing okay so far. Who knew? Smile

Thanks. I've heard of Blossom End Rot, but didn't recognize the acronym and would never have recognized it. I had imagined it quite literally as blossoms rotting. Thanks for explaining. And thanks for the tip on the plastic containers. Maybe I'll just put these guys straight in one of my landscape beds. Nothing like MM, but I just don't have the space in my squares.
avatar
Hyzleyes

Posts : 62
Join date : 2011-04-06
Location : Indianapolis, IN

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Re: Today's tomato harvest.

Post  Hyzleyes 6/24/2011, 9:41 pm

Goosegirl wrote:I love my Lemon Boys - they are always great producers for me!

I hope mine are too! They're still a little rough from sitting around so long at the greenhouse and I'm hoping they'll perk up soon.
avatar
Hyzleyes

Posts : 62
Join date : 2011-04-06
Location : Indianapolis, IN

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Re: Today's tomato harvest.

Post  Goosegirl 6/25/2011, 6:54 am

Hyzleyes wrote:
Goosegirl wrote:I love my Lemon Boys - they are always great producers for me!

I hope mine are too! They're still a little rough from sitting around so long at the greenhouse and I'm hoping they'll perk up soon.

My experience with Lemon Boys is that they are tough fighters - anything in my garden has to be!

GG
Goosegirl
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3435
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 58
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Re: Today's tomato harvest.

Post  acara 6/25/2011, 7:24 am

jwbryson wrote:Here is a picture of some toms I pulled this morning. Love the Lemon Boys!! Very Happy


Today's tomato harvest. Tomatoes

Nice haul !!
acara
acara

Male Posts : 1012
Join date : 2010-08-27
Age : 53
Location : Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Re: Today's tomato harvest.

Post  MarcyG 6/25/2011, 8:39 am

Nice Harvest!! I can't wait to get some of my own Smile
MarcyG
MarcyG

Posts : 129
Join date : 2010-06-03
Age : 49
Location : North east OHIO

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Re: Today's tomato harvest.

Post  Dunkinjean 6/26/2011, 9:32 pm

Nice Tomatoes! sunny

Mine are still small and medium size green....

I am going to visit my grandson in upstate NY for a week, so when I return hopefully they will be bright red!!

Dunkinjean
Dunkinjean
Dunkinjean

Female Posts : 694
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 68
Location : Central NJ - From 6A to 7A 2012

http://2jean@excite.com

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty BER issue

Post  SQFTBIX 7/15/2011, 12:23 pm

BER can also be caused by excessive water either by rain or rain and watering. You may want to cut back on watering or limit it to a cup each time. I know in our area, we have gotten quite a bit of rain. Next year, if this persists this year, you can work in some vegetable lime in the hole where you are planting your tomatoes. That's what I did this year as I had similar results like yours last year. So far, I don't have any BER. Very Happy
avatar
SQFTBIX

Posts : 116
Join date : 2010-03-09
Location : Maryland

Back to top Go down

Today's tomato harvest. Empty Re: Today's tomato harvest.

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

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