Beefsteak Tomatoes!

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    Just planted my seeds today. I never seem to have any luck growing tomatoes, but I have a feeling THIS will be my year! :eusa_pray:


    Anyone else growing tomatoes, and have any hints?
     
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    Tomatoes like warm nights.

    They HATE tobacco, too.

    I haven't grow a tomato that ripened on the vine in Maine in the last ten years.

    It'd almost be worth moving back to PA just to be able to pluck a delicious warm juicy tomato off the vine and eat it.
     
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    In South Florida, tomatoes like cold nights...funny how that works. I find the yellow tomatoes do better...the bugs don't seem to like them. Currently I'm harvesting beefstake, plum and grape. Drool.

    Grow 'em in pots, Edi...in your sunniest spot.
     
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    Ya know those upside-down tomato planters that have been on TV recently? We've been using a home made version of them for years. Best, juiciest tomatoes I've ever had come from those planters!
     
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    Save the seeds from your tastiest tomatos. My boyfriend's mother brought her seeds over from Italy and she grew the most delicious tomatos I ever ate till a couple of years ago when she got sick in the spring and decided her life was over and stopped gardening for a season. Since then she's used commercial plants but they aren't anywhere as good. This year she and I and two of my neighbors are growing tomatos from the second generation of seeds from a very tasty tomato I bought at a farmer's market 3 years of years ago, whose seeds I saved and then forgot about in a drawer. I planted them last year in July just to see what would happen. They grew into big healthy plants and the tomatos were as delicious as the one I took the seeds from.
     
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    I gave some heirloom tomato seeds to a friend with a big, sunny yard. Here's to hoping her husband has luck with them! :beer:
     
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    May they return the favor and bring you a bushel in Sept!

    I'm getting hungry now!
     
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    There is NOTHING more tasty than a home grown tomato right off the vine.


    Heaven! :cool:
     
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    In late afternoon, warmed by the sun.
     
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    Absolutely di-vine!
     

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