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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I know a lot of people, myself included, who will not grow hybrid tomatoes in most circumstances, because we save seeds, and hybrids don't reproduce true to the original. Yes, I know, most "hybrids" are not F1 hybrids, but stabilized OP generations, but let's leave that aside for a moment. In...
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    ok so I have a indeterminate in the aquaponic greenhouse that has been growing and spitting out toms all winter, i have been pulling off all the suckers and rooting them. I have one friend that says they wont fruit and one who says they will....each says the other is full of crap....lol ...what...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have started my survival garden living here in West Kendall FL. With the Economy the way it is now and getting worse we have started it. My wife is loving this. I have tomato's, Garlic ( Yes i said Garlic it is grown to you can see if the photos), Jalapeno, Green Peppers, Stawberries and blue...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Greetings Survivalistas.. Am new to this site and new to gardening. Wanted to get some feedback from those who have used the upside down tomato plants. I don't have much land for tomatoes (I don't know much about planting but know enough that tomato plants can takeover). Do they work or is...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    If you bought your tomato plants from a big box mart - lowes, home depot, k-mart, wal-mart,,,, keep an eye out for tomato blight. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100512/ap_on_bi_ge/us_food_and_farm_tomato_blight What tomato blight looks like Since I bought my tomato plants at lowes, I'am...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Woohoo, my tomatoes in Home Depot buckets are coming along! Little itsy tomatoes :) My peas have 2-3 inch pods, mmm, can't wait!
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hi guys and gals, I live in Northwest Missouri and have planted my tomato and pepper plants inside about a month ago, I am going to start hardening them this week. My question is, at what temp does it get too cold for tomato plants? It is 60's-70's during the day and gets as low as mid...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    IT GARDENING TIME!!!!!!!!!!! I think the snow is gone for good, and I have been out planting tomatos. I use the wall o water's to help with the cool nights, I put a couple videos on line if you would like view them. I have used these wall o water's for 15+ years, they are heaven in sometimes...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Last weekend my wife and I picked up some tomatoes from the local Lowes store. 2 - Grape Tomato plants 2 - Big Beef plants 1 - Patio Tomato plant The 2 grape tomatoes were planted in an elongated tub, 1 big beef was planted in a potter, 1 big beef and the patio tomato was planted in large...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    well thats it a week ago i planted some tomato seeds and today ladies and gentlemen i have the begining of a plant (2 actualy and 3rd is on the way ,:D: (ill post some pics) im also doing a pic diary basicaly i take a pic each day of each plant /pots im thinking of hanging them (make them...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I'm planning on growing some tomatoes in containers and I'm getting all kinds of answers as to what size pots to put them in. The range of answers is 5 gallon to 20 gallon all the way up to 30 gallon. The types I'm planning on growing are Better Boy, Early Girl, Brandywine, and Italian Roma...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Check out this Instructable for how to take one plant and make starts from it to multiply how many you have. With cuttings rather than seeds, you can make more of the same of a hybrid.
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    This may have been covered here before, couldn't find it. My tomatoes plants appear to be healthy. They have just started flowering....no fruit. I have fertilized one time with miracle grow...liquid. Still nothing. What can I do to induce fruit? Thanks in adavance. Doginit
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Well I've started my garden from seeds. This is my first year, and I'm just going with the flow trying to learn as much as I can. That is what it is all about, right? Anyway, this year I'm growing two different kinds of peppers, some tomato, beans, carrots, watermelon, cucumbers, and some...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    In the south, one of the big problems facing the home gardener is BUGS! LAst year my tomato plants were eaten up by stink bugs and worms. Take a look at the pictures below as examples. The "worm and bug problem" is one reason why I like growing squash and cucumbers. Even though all three -...
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