Tomatoes

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    What kind did you plant this year? I'm about to go outside and plant the one's I purchased. This year I went with the Bush Goliath variety, since it is supposed to do well as a potted tomato plant (I can't plant them in the yard. Damn dogs and Georgia clay).

    Which ones have worked out for you in the past?
     
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    Early Girls and Sweet One Hundreds are often our tried and true options.

    But this year I'm also including an heirloom Siberian Tomato plant. They do well in cooler weather, which hedges our bets considering how North Oakland can be somewhat foggy in the summer.
     
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    They didn't have those where I am. I'm guessing because of the climate zone, our varieties are different.
     
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    We have a fabulous local nursery ( Magic Gardens: WELCOME TO MAGIC GARDENS ) that has a wide variety of heirloom tomato plants. A few years ago I tried the Siberian one - the tomatoes were fantastic. Time to give it another go.
     
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    When I tried to grow them, they would't. ANY kind. But then I tried cherry tomatoes. Still a no go except one or two. So when the season was over, I pulled them all up. The seeds from the two tiny ones that never grew big enough to eat or even turn red, must have falled into the soil. The following year, oodles of them. But nothing last year. Not even from seeds.

    Beach. Soil is too sandy although I have added lots of bagged soil.
     
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    Cherry Tomatos are the only tomatos I'll bother with anymore: Tasty and low maintenance.

    However, try different varieties: the Yellow Grape have a very unique flavor.
     
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    Well, I'll let y'all know how they turn out as the season progresses.

    Time to go plant.
     
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    Only thing I have growing out there now is 6 corn stalks and a small pot of scallion. And that's all it will be that I planted myself. Just can't do it any more.
     
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    We bought a couple of heirloom-variety plants at the local University greenhouse.
    Violet Jasper. Not sure about the taste LOL.
    Prob. put out a couple of common varieties too.

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    All done!

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