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Jan 1, 2023 1:58 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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The place to discuss all things about tomato growing, picking and even some eating.
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Jan 1, 2023 2:26 PM CST
Name: Pai Mei (Google it)
Central Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Montana Roses
Newyorkrita said: The place to discuss all things about tomato growing, picking and even some eating.


Happy New Year Rita! Looking forward to another great tomato thread and hope you have the best year ever!!!
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Jan 1, 2023 2:30 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Hope we all have success with our tomatoes in 2023.
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Jan 1, 2023 3:35 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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I am hoping my tomatoes for 2023 do very well. And I need them too because I plan to cut back some on my number of plants. Just getting too old to take care of too many.
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Jan 1, 2023 4:03 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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Just two months, I might be starting seeds! Seems like no time!
Plant it and they will come.
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Jan 1, 2023 4:13 PM CST
Name: Thea
Illinois (IL) (Zone 5b)
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Happy New Year y'all Smiling
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Jan 1, 2023 4:44 PM CST
Name: BetNC
Henderson County, NC (Zone 7a)
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2 and a half months here . . . . what can I say: I'm lazy! nodding

'Sides, if I plant out BEFOREE Mother's Day (mid=May), my transplants just sit there and shiver!! So it's mid=May, so they'll keep on a growing!!
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Jan 1, 2023 5:27 PM CST
Name: The Bent House Greenhouse
Indiana (Zone 6a)
Greenhouse
Newyorkrita said: The place to discuss all things about tomato growing, picking and even some eating.


So this is a great place to ask for advice. I am wanting the best tasting slicer tomatoes for sandwiches. What are yalls favorite one to make a sandwich out of?
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Jan 1, 2023 5:37 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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TheBentHouse2 said: So this is a great place to ask for advice. I am wanting the best tasting slicer tomatoes for sandwiches. What are yalls favorite one to make a sandwich out of?


Oh wgat a subject. Everyone might have a different one for favorites.

I myself just love the taste of black tomatoes. But for a great all around slicer that is easy to find plants of (a hybrid) at the nursery try Better Boy.
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Jan 1, 2023 6:11 PM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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ordered these seeds from Victory Seeds...

"Solanum lycopersicum 'Aker's West Virginia'
Solanum lycopersicum 'Chocolate Lightning'
Solanum lycopersicum 'Dwarf Caitydid'
Solanum lycopersicum 'Dwarf Vince's Haze'
Solanum lycopersicum 'Rosella Purple'
Solanum lycopersicum 'Summer Sweet Gold'
Solanum lycopersicum 'Uluru Ochre'
Solanum lycopersicum 'Wherokowhai'"
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Jan 1, 2023 8:42 PM CST
Name: Thea
Illinois (IL) (Zone 5b)
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frankrichards16 said: ordered these seeds from Victory Seeds...

"Solanum lycopersicum 'Aker's West Virginia'
Solanum lycopersicum 'Chocolate Lightning'
Solanum lycopersicum 'Dwarf Caitydid'
Solanum lycopersicum 'Dwarf Vince's Haze'
Solanum lycopersicum 'Rosella Purple'
Solanum lycopersicum 'Summer Sweet Gold'
Solanum lycopersicum 'Uluru Ochre'
Solanum lycopersicum 'Wherokowhai'"


Wow! You've found some interesting dwarfs! Smiling

I'm growing some dwarfs for the first time this year. I've only got 4 so far to try.

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Orange Hat')
Dwarf Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Shimofuri')
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Tiny Tim')
Micro Dwarf Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Zimmertomate Blau')

I'm tempted to start some now Sticking tongue out
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Jan 2, 2023 2:07 PM CST
Name: mel
The Villages, Fl (Zone 9a)
LOVE TOMATOES: I live in Florida year round .....climate zone 9a.........and i'm looking for information on how to grow tomatoes successfully in the EXTREME heat of the summer months. When temperatures reach 95 degrees week after week, month after month, what can be done? SHADE CLOTH seems to be the answer. .........

(shade cloth) I want to know what to buy, where to buy it, and how to use it. The optimum temperature for tomato growing is 65 degrees - 85 degrees. Please reply if you know how to do it.............
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Jan 2, 2023 3:47 PM CST
Name: Anne
Texas (Zone 8b)
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antsinmypants said: Wow! You've found some interesting dwarfs! Smiling

I'm growing some dwarfs for the first time this year. I've only got 4 so far to try.

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Orange Hat')
Dwarf Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Shimofuri')
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Tiny Tim')
Micro Dwarf Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Zimmertomate Blau')

I'm tempted to start some now Sticking tongue out


I have all of those except Zimmertomate, what is that? Smiling
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Jan 2, 2023 4:44 PM CST
Name: Thea
Illinois (IL) (Zone 5b)
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Jan 2, 2023 5:38 PM CST
Name: Anne
Texas (Zone 8b)
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antsinmypants said: @TomatoNut95

https://merakiseeds.com/zimmer...


Wow, thanks!! Keep me posted on how you like it; I might ask you to trade with me for some of the seeds! I love microdrawfs. I'm trying Orange Hat this year, the seedlings are up and SOOO cute!!! Smiling
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Jan 2, 2023 5:56 PM CST
Name: Thea
Illinois (IL) (Zone 5b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener Herbs Cat Lover Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Will do! Seems I'm a bit behind in getting seeds started Sticking tongue out
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Jan 2, 2023 6:05 PM CST
Name: Anne
Texas (Zone 8b)
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antsinmypants said: Will do! Seems I'm a bit behind in getting seeds started Sticking tongue out


I still have unplanted seeds myself. Smiling Did I happen to see you mentioned planted croton seeds??? (In the plant log events) Aren't those houseplants?
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Jan 2, 2023 6:21 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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boilinfrog said: LOVE TOMATOES: I live in Florida year round .....climate zone 9a.........and i'm looking for information on how to grow tomatoes successfully in the EXTREME heat of the summer months. When temperatures reach 95 degrees week after week, month after month, what can be done? SHADE CLOTH seems to be the answer. .........

(shade cloth) I want to know what to buy, where to buy it, and how to use it. The optimum temperature for tomato growing is 65 degrees - 85 degrees. Please reply if you know how to do it.............


@boilinfrog - I'm probably not the best person to offer advice on this, given where I live, but I think that although shade cloth could definitely be of help to you, for growing tomatoes in Florida you need to adjust the timing so that your plants are setting fruit before the weather becomes too hot. I do grow my tomato plants in a high tunnel type of greenhouse, so I have some experience with excess heat, but hopefully some actual southern growers will be able to help you out here Smiling
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C/F temp conversion
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Jan 2, 2023 6:57 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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I should avoid some of these forums!
Today I went to the Victory Seeds, and ordered several of the dwarf varieties. They seem to be all above 70 days so I will do some early tomatoes too.
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Jan 2, 2023 7:20 PM CST
Name: Anne
Texas (Zone 8b)
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One of my Heinz Ketchup Classic Tomato seeds FINALLY came up, I was gonna replant but now I guess I won't have to. I may plant another seed or two. Is that variety in this forum's plant log? I looked for it and its not there so can I add it to the database if the varieties not listed in another name I don't know of?
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