Tennessee Gardening forum: Have you started your tomato seeds yet?

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Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
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knoxred
Feb 9, 2010 9:35 AM CST
I haven't, but am feeling guilty about it. I have to clear off some space in the garage and fix the shop lights again first. Not feeling motivated enough yet to climb over all the tender wintering-over plants in there to accomplish these tasks.

I'm also going to do my coleus, cucumbers, impatiens and petunias inside and probably wintersow everything else.
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
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nanniepb
Feb 10, 2010 5:18 PM CST
not yet. I dont think I started mine till April last year.

i mostly remember rain and more rain every time it was almost dry enough to start the tiller. I felt guilty last year, lol.
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Feb 10, 2010 5:21 PM CST
I think I'll just buy plants cause I'm up to my eyeballs in other stuff this year.

MollyD
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Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
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nanniepb
Feb 10, 2010 5:28 PM CST
i have seeds =)

Hi Molly. I'm up at the top of the state. in the mountains. with snow today. brrrrr its cold out.
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Feb 10, 2010 7:21 PM CST
Pretty cold here too Nannie. Woke to 13 and hasn't broken 32 all day. More teens for tomorrow morning but no snow Hurray! I saw on the weather that a lot of northern counties had school closings. Are you in the Smokies?

MollyD
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Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
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nanniepb
Feb 10, 2010 7:35 PM CST
no. i'm in the mountains but at the top of the state in Scott County. We've barely just gotten back to school from the last snow.

My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Feb 11, 2010 6:00 AM CST
Heard there is more headed out way maybe Sunday. Hope not. I hate it when I have to miss service.

MollyD
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Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
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nanniepb
Feb 11, 2010 1:30 PM CST
We had icy roads last Sunday. cancelled again last night. Makes the week 'off', doesn't it?

it was so slippery last night. I started to walk the dog but had to come back inside. i'm too old to be fallin'. again.
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Feb 11, 2010 2:24 PM CST
I'm tired of the overcast skies. I am spending far too much time asleep!

MollyD
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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Feb 13, 2010 9:18 AM CST
Ugh - I hear ya. Getting stir crazy.... but it looks like more white stuff for us tonight. Thumbs down
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Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Feb 13, 2010 9:37 AM CST
I heard tomorrow morning. I'm hoping it holds off so I can get to church before it gets here.

MollyD
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Name: Sunny
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Hineni
Feb 17, 2010 11:37 PM CST
Not yet, but hoping to start some this week. I'm having a hard time getting motivated lately...lack of sunshine! Night work and gray winter days are NOT a good mood-enhancing combo for me :(
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
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knoxred
Feb 21, 2010 2:21 PM CST
The sun has made finally an appearance and I'm desperate to do something garden-related, so...

...today's the day for starting my tomato seeds! I'm getting them out now.

Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
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knoxred
Feb 21, 2010 2:22 PM CST
Now to choose which ones from my seed box--these are all partial packs leftover from other years
Tomato ‘Celebrity’ (det., mid)
Tomato ‘Healthkick’ (det., mid)
Tomato ‘Plum Dandy’ (det., mid)
Tomato ‘Red Cherry’ (indet., mid)
Tomato ‘Tiny Tim’ (det., early)
Tomato ‘Tumbling Tom’ (det., mid)

I wish I had kept notes on how these did for me before. Any recommendations among the determinate varieties? I'm going to try growing some in large containers on our deck, and the indeterminate ones just get too unwieldy.
Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Feb 21, 2010 2:29 PM CST
Any rose experts here? Not only am I new to the south but the roses I've grown have been few and far between.

This house has a number of roses. I suspect some of them may be wild multiflora roses but others look like hybrids. Unfortunately they were planted where they can grab at you as you enter the house. I'd like to move them to a better and sunnier location than where they are at present. Is this the right time of year to do that here in Tn?

MollyD
RainDog Farm,Columbia,Tn
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Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
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knoxred
Feb 21, 2010 2:43 PM CST
The rootball-moving part would be fine, but you'll probably want to prune them back hard at the same time to prevent them from attacking you. Is the heavy pruning part ok now? Anybody? Will that force new growth that will then get zapped by the next cold spell?

I have one by the front sidewalk that has to get moved as well, and I might wait a couple weeks.
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
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nanniepb
Feb 21, 2010 3:06 PM CST
I only have a lady banks rose that i'm holding my breath on...I'll ask my Dad when I go over shortly. He's got a 'rose' thumb.

On my side of the state, there's lots of cold weather ahead. We've had frosts around Memorial Day. My snowball bush always gets zapped by snow/frost after its bloomed.

last year, I think I sowed my tomatoes around the end of march, first of april. Ive never tried any of those. Last year Purple Cherokee and one of the Oxenhearts were our favorites. I'd have to look at my spreadsheet.

Red, wintersow some perennial seeds. I am crossing my fingers to start tomorrow.
Poppies is first on the list.

My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Feb 21, 2010 3:34 PM CST
Thanks guys! I did a little pruning today cause I couldn't even rake around it. I found some new leaves growing on them too.

Phyl let me know what he says.

MollyD
RainDog Farm,Columbia,Tn
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Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
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nanniepb
Feb 21, 2010 8:35 PM CST
the old timers said it won't hurt to prune or to move it right now because it's dormant.
(my dad and then my uncle and aunt said the same thing)

and that if you didnt move it, you should at least prune the dead wood off of it.

I'd like to learn how to prune one correctly. my lady banks is all over the place now.
and needs to be moved too. i dont like where it's at.



My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Feb 21, 2010 9:05 PM CST
Thanks Phyl. Guess what I expect to be doing tomorrow? Big Grin

I've pruned some before (after watching a tv garden show on how to) and you look at the branch you want to prune back, decide which way you want it to go and pick a grow point (those nodes where the growth comes from) that is pointing in the direction you want it to start growing.

Found this video on Fine Gardening http://www.finegardening.com/videos/index.aspx?id=105690&c=1 I'm not sure if the link will take you to the video or just the page. If the page look for a tab that says videos and once there scroll down to roses. On my computer I was able to watch full screen when I clicked the little square button. Hope this helps.

MollyD

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