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ATP Podcast #101: Talking Tomatoes, Part 1

By dave
March 23, 2016

It's that time of year again when our thoughts turn to vegetables gardening, and the first thing we think about in that category of gardening is tomatoes. In this episode, we discuss selecting tomato varieties, site prep, hardening off transplants, and much more.

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Name: Rita
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Mar 25, 2016 6:38 PM CST
When I was listening to the podcast there was something I want to point out. Dave, you were saying you like to save seeds so you always grow Heirlooms versus the Hybrids.

Buying lots of seeds myself this year so as to grow my own plants from seed I was very pleasantly surprised to find that there are some fantastic modern day hybridizers working and producing "modern" open pollinated varieties. I guess the main difference between these and heirlooms is time. So even though these are not heirlooms I should be able to save seeds.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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Mar 25, 2016 7:25 PM CST Admin

Yes, I usually say "heirlooms or other open pollinated varieties." I am indeed aware of the interesting, new and exciting open pollinated varieties being released these days. Smiling

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