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for April 9, 2016

ATP Podcast #102: Talking Tomatoes, Part 2

By dave
April 7, 2016
ATP Podcast #102: Talking Tomatoes, Part 2

Last episode we talked about selecting varieties, prepping the site, fertilizing, transplanting, supporting the plants and all that. In this episode we finish talking about tomatoes, covering the various problems, pests, and diseases. Trish also shares her amazing tips on preserving the tomatoes. Don't miss this podcast!

The most popular images last week from our plant database:

Photo of Border Bearded Iris (Iris 'Haunted')
By UndertheSun:

Photo of Pearl Milkweed (Dictyanthus reticulatus)
By GrammaChar:

Photo of Amaryllis (Amaryllis)
By Seedfork:

Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'By Jeeves')
By lovemyhouse:

Photo of Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Sparkling')
By UndertheSun:

Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Art School')
By janwax:

Photo of Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Red Hot Chili')
By UndertheSun:

Photo of Indian Fig (Opuntia ficus-indica)
By mcvansoest:

Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Candy Apple Classic')
By UndertheSun:

The most popular Multi-Plant Photos from last week:

Photo by HemNorth:
Photo by Fleur569:
Photo by 4susiesjoy:
Photo by Baja_Costero:
Photo by cliftoncat:
Photo by ol434445:
Photo by ge1836:
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Photo by mellielong:

Noteworthy acorn tips given this week:

5 people gave for post #1104171 in "Banner for April 3, 2016 by GoatDriver" by GoatDriver

5 people gave for post #1104931 in "Daffodil Show" by gemini_sage

3 people gave for post #1109389 in "Bitsy photos in with Betty Woods! Help!" by HemNorth

3 people gave for post #1105138 in "Banner for April 4, 2016 by lourspolaire" by lourspolaire

3 people gave for post #1104954 in "Daffodil Show" by gemini_sage

2 people gave for post #975617 in "Calif. Sue's Garden" by Calif_Sue

2 people gave for post #1105371 in "Daffodil Show" by gemini_sage

2 people gave for a photo of Mimosa Tree (Albizia julibrissin 'Rosea') by ArtD

2 people gave for post #1105348 in "What did you do in the Iris garden today?" by UndertheSun

2 people gave for post #1106265 in "Bird photos - April 2016" by glengarry23

The most active threads this week:

Subject OP Area Replies
Bird photos - April 2016GleniGardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum98
More plants from France - Cayeux IrisesMisawa77Irises forum81
Daylilies WANTED by ATP MembersbeckygardenerDaylilies forum62
do you keep a log/catalog of your irisescreativecloverIrises forum50
Daffodil Showgemini_sageBulbs forum44
Tiny, skinny, silvery bugs in house plant soilAlyssaBlueAsk a Question forum43
Superstition Iris Gardens 2016 Spring BloomsMisawa77Irises forum39
Spring Weather 2016AlanJIrises forum36
Show Us Your SpuriasMoirisIrises forum31

Some new reviews from the ATP Green Pages:

scflowers recommended Windswept Farm & Gardens and wrote:

I am very happy with my purchase from Ashton and Terry. They sent wonderful plants, with extra fans of most daylilies. Plants sent were healthy and had great root systems. In addition, they also sent fabulous bonuses. They had great communication throughout, from the time I ordered until it was time to ship the daylilies out. A pleasure to do business with. I will definitely order from them again.

Laurelca recommended Tropical Plants & More and wrote:

So very happy with my newest plant, a Ficus Alii. The packing was impeccable, so careful, and the tree made it across the country and still looks great. I'm looking forward to future purchases from Tropical Plants & More. P.s. Moved my tree next to a window after this photo.

dc0145a recommended Heirloom Roses and wrote:

One of my favorite e-commerce own root rose sources. I've been purchasing from them for the last 10 years. They have new owners who are keeping with the consistent, quality as previous owners.

Horntoad recommended Gardino Nursery and wrote:

I placed an order on Sunday afternoon and the plant arrived on Wednesday in great shape. Even with postal abuse, the plant was in very good condition. Very nice plant about 2 1/2 feet tall in a 1 gallon pot. Well packed with newspaper and peanuts Wrapped in a protective sleeve Pot was packed in damp newspaper and cover in tape to keep it moist and prevent soil loss. A large plant about 2 1/2 feet tall in full bloom.

Lilydaydreamer recommended O'Bannon Springs Daylilies and wrote:

I have visited Steve Williams at O'Bannon Springs the last 2 years and plan on visiting again this year! Steve is friendly and generous. Beautiful hilltop location with a great variety of daylilies. Fantastic prices for clumps of older daylilies. Proud to own several of his introductions, including O'Bannon Orchid, Adavier, and Too Cute.

jg0613 recommended and wrote:

I got a late start this year, but emailed and got Rolando's available seeds list mid March. I ordered seeds on March 17, they were shipped out March 18, and arrived in excellent shape today, April 4. I thought that was good timing coming from Argentina to NW MO. Rolando has been very helpful and honest- customer service is excellent- replies promptly to emails. It is wonderful to be able to get seeds from him and I plan to be a regular customer. Next year and subsequently I will know to request the list earlier, as soon as it is available. Highly and enthusiastically recommended without hesitation!

We keep growing, because ATP is where all the excitement is these days! Check out these numbers from last week: