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Apr 12, 2017 6:29 PM CST
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias
Seed Starter Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 2
Picked these yesterday from the plant that started coming up last Oct and grew in the greenhouse all winter. There's about twice this many unripe on the plant.

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Apr 12, 2017 6:47 PM CST
Maryland (Zone 7b)
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Drooling Yum, those look good!!!
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Apr 12, 2017 7:38 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
They sure came out picture perfect! No blemishes in sight and all a bright red ripe consistency. Did you eat one?
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Apr 12, 2017 7:53 PM CST
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias
Seed Starter Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 2
needrain said:They sure came out picture perfect! No blemishes in sight and all a bright red ripe consistency. Did you eat one?


'You can't just eat one' Rolling on the floor laughing we ate 1/2 the bowl tonight at dinner. Can't let them go bad you know.
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Apr 12, 2017 10:53 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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They looked wonderful, and bet they tasted great! I had some last winter and we love them!
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Apr 13, 2017 5:20 AM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
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Beautiful tomatoes! Lovey dubby
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Apr 13, 2017 7:51 AM CST
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias
Seed Starter Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 2
Thanks Karen and Sandi, they were very good, these had kind of a tangy/sweet taste at least to my taste buds they did.
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Dec 19, 2017 9:59 AM CST

Im trying to grow some indoors this winter, any advice for grow lights?
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Dec 19, 2017 11:36 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias
Seed Starter Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 2
Hmm, not really, those I mentioned above were started in one of my greenhouses I believe.
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Jan 19, 2018 8:09 PM CST
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I think I maybe asked this before but here goes. What tomatoes do you all grow? I don't mean 'cherry' or 'slicers', etc. I want actual names. I'm going to be ordering seeds from Victory Seeds and I hope I'll find some that will do well in Texas. And yes, I know that's a tall order since we have so many different (and currently strange) climates and micro climates in Texas. But any clues would be helpful. Thanks.
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Jan 19, 2018 8:41 PM CST
Maryland (Zone 7b)
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My favorite is Juliette. Ripen quickly and great flavor.
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Jan 19, 2018 8:43 PM CST
Maryland (Zone 7b)
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Forgot the photos.... :doh:

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Jan 19, 2018 8:52 PM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Herbs Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 2
I've been looking for one that will produce even thru the hot/humid summers. Moderate success with Hispanola although it was a smaller slicer and canned well. This summer I'm trying three different ones that are supposed to endure the southern summer. They are Dixie Red, Creole and Bella Rosa. And, I will tell you how they did at the end of this coming summer. Whistling
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Jan 24, 2018 11:34 AM CST
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I just received Victory Seeds catalog in the mail. Tiny print but not distracted by pictures. So far, the tomato that wins 'best name' is Mr. Stripey. Not one that I'm going to order, but you gotta admit if you're like me and talk to your plants, then it would be fun to talk to Mr. Stripey.
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Jan 25, 2018 4:00 PM CST
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Pod — I found something that might fit your needs. However, I've lost it, in more ways than one. I'm sure I'll come across it again while reading the Victory Seeds catalog.

Gotta run. Have to prepare for the Acrocats show. Coming to a location near you, soon.
http://circuscats.com
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Jan 27, 2018 2:18 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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Feb 5, 2018 3:37 PM CST
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Is it too late to plant tomatoes by seed?
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Feb 5, 2018 4:26 PM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Herbs Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 2
I'd say starting your tomato seeds would be good timing. Mine are just now germinating.

I don't know about anyone else but I have a bad case of spring fever. Whistling
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Feb 15, 2018 8:14 PM CST
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
Winter Sowing Gardens in Buckets Container Gardener Region: Texas Hummingbirder Peppers
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I started my seeds Jan20, in eggshells, and up potted a week ago. Seeds for aboveground can start Feb 16, but I dont know in March. I lost my calendar schedule and need to find it. Wish I had started them in Dec, but too much xtra lighting. These go outdoors at 60* and above, indoors at 55*.
Trying Opalka (gold marked pots,) and PrudensPurple ( green marked pots) some of the square tubs are amaranth. (Cherry Vanilla and Brightest Brilliant). Too many are surviving, but its early yet.
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