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Old August 23, 2022   #31
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Growing season is about done and I have cut down most of my tomato plants. I still have about 50 large tomatoes hanging on the plants to ripen. I also have one white cherry tomato plant that refuses to stop producing. On the whole, it was a very good year. Despite wind and weather damage, I actually ended up with more tomatoes than I had the last several years.
Happy to hear that you had a good season. But, what makes your season done already? Living in Florida, my season is done when the nights get too warm and I can't stand going outside to take care of my plants. Also when it gets hot, I see more of the black leaf footed bugs around the plants.

In colder climates, season is usually done because weather gets too cold or frost.

My season is starting soon. I've been doing some test germination of old seeds already using the paper towel method.
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Old August 26, 2022   #32
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Happy to hear that you had a good season. But, what makes your season done already? Living in Florida, my season is done when the nights get too warm and I can't stand going outside to take care of my plants. Also when it gets hot, I see more of the black leaf footed bugs around the plants.

In colder climates, season is usually done because weather gets too cold or frost.

My season is starting soon. I've been doing some test germination of old seeds already using the paper towel method.
My season seems to end when the weather varies too much from day to night. It's 80s during the day and cold (50s) and damp at night. My plants just seem to die off. It's peppers, too. I tried switching to a 0/10/10 fertilizer this year, to promote flower/fruit growth. It didn't seem to make any difference. I don't need any more tomatoes. I already have used up all available freezer space and still have about 50 large tomatoes ripening.

Next year, I want to try several Karen Oliver varieties.

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Old June 7, 2023   #33
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Beautiful @BarbFL
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Old April 28, 2024   #34
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This year's Earthbox tomatoes
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Old May 9, 2024   #35
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Nice. I'm still waiting for it to be warm enough at night to plant outdoors. The containers are all ready to go and the plants are waiting... just need the weather to cooperate.
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The weather this year has been outstanding! Lots of rain, lots of sunshine and no cold and damp nights. I'm using all new potting soil mix this year with a little added organic fertilizer and calcium. All of the plants are growing like crazy and I can see at least 100 tomatoes of all sizes and shapes. I have only added liquid Miracle Grow once so far. I'll get some pictures the next time it stops raining. It's looking like a jungle and it's still June.
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This year's Earthbox tomatoes
Now that maybe the size to grow 16 feet tomato Plants. I love the Wheels at the bottom too, Amen!!
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Rain? What's that? It's been close to 100 f here lately. I'd love to see your pictures @balr4. @MrsJusticeThe wheels are really helpful. . Here's an update!
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I think you have me beat, but you have a month head start! Any way, here's mine planted May 20th. You will have to excuse all the hanging stuff. My wife hangs stuff from anywhere and everywhere. She would hang stuff on me if I stood still too long. The last image is her earthbox minis.
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Those are beautiful and amazing @bairr14! You and your wife have done a great job.My family gave me one of those stands for Mother's day.

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Those stands are expensive ($75 + $10 for the casters)! I buy a few more whenever I feel rich. I have 11 now. They hold up well, though a few could use a coat of paint.
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