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HelpfulGardener.com Tomato Forum Seed Giveaway

It's that time of year again. Time for the Helpful Gardener Seed Giveaway.

How to qualify for free seeds:
1. You only need is to have posted at least five times in the Helpful Gardener forum.

2. If you are new: Please do not post fluff. Find a discussion that interests you or you have an answer for and post a thoughtful answer.

3. PM (Private Message) me with your name and address to mail the seeds to and your preferences.

That's it. If you are already a member with five posts or more simply PM me with the name and address of where you want the seeds sent.

How many varieties do you want?
Let me know what varieties you prefer and I'll package them up and send them on their way- FREE of charge.

Want a bigger batch of seeds?
Tweet it. Facebook it. Email a friend it. Make a blog post about it or post it on a forum (if it's ok to do!!!) . Then PM me a link to where you posted it, tweeted it, or let me know that you facebook liked it or emailed a friend about and I will send you a little extra seeds.

Here are descriptions from the Wild Boar Farms Website:

PINK BOAR

[img]https://www.wildboarfarms.com/images/PINK-BOAR.jpg[/img]

Looks like a port wine colored Green Zebra. Striking looks, outrageous flavor that is sweet, rich and juicy. Early to mid-season. 70-80 days. indet. regular leaf. 2-4 oz. with good to great production. Aggressive grower. Port wine color with metalic silver green stripes. Dark colored flesh is juicy and very good rich and sweet flavor. Originally from Black and Brown Boar.

HALEY'S PURPLE COMET

[img]https://www.wildboarfarms.com/images/Varieties/HALEYS-PURPLE-COMET.jpg[/img]

Wonderful large cherry tomato. Sweet, productive with rich "dark tomato" flavor. Originally from Cherokee Purple.


BLACK & BROWN BOAR

[img]https://www.wildboarfarms.com/images/BLACK-BROWN-BOAR.jpg[/img]

One of my first varieties. Discovered in Green Zebra patch years about ten years ago. This looks like a Black Zebra, slightly larger with some lobes. Mid-early to early. 65-75 days. Indet. regular leaf. Pumps out 3-4" fruit like crazy. Aggressive grower and producer. Great flavor, dark earthy tones of rich tomato. Origin-Green Zebra.

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Are these 3 the seeds you are offering?

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Yes, those are the three varieties I'm offering this year. Last time I gave away seeds I had a lot of varieties and it made it hard to pack so many different kinds. :?

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very nice looking tomatoes I really like wild boar farms tomatoes they are so different.

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Nice Roger !

I was not aware of this perk w/ HG.

Them Zebra's look gorgeous .

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We've given away baseball hats and seeds in the past. PM me your info and I'll put you on the list for free seeds, even the shipping is free. ;)

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facebooked it.

It's on my face book.

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Great perk to HG! The last couple of years I've bought tomato plants from a local FFH club, but they always have the same standard variety like what you'd find in the grocery store. I have room now to grow my own transplants and am ready for something different than "ordinary." Thanks for offering these!

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The giveaway is still ongoing. Seeds will be sent out in a few days though!

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What the heck. Put me down for some HALEY'S PURPLE COMET. Not sure if you still have my address.

About the hats, you sent me one before, I beleive it was becuase I was asking about shirts. And surprise there it was. Thanks, I loved that hat, my dang dog ate it though. :evil:

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BONUS SEEDS!

Brad at [url=https://www.wildboarfarms.com/]Wild Boar Farms[/url] has generously donated more seeds for the Helpful Gardener Tomato Seed Giveaway. :D

So we now have the following tomato seeds to offer:

Red Boar
Red colored mutation I discovered from Green Zebra. Not related to other red striped tomatoes on the market, some of wich are not edible to me, this one has won taste contests. Another top notch performer in the looks, taste, production department. Mid season, 70-75 days. indet. regular leaf. 2-4 oz. good to very good producer. Amazing yellow red stripes, great producer, winner if you want a smaller, juicey sweet tomato.

[img]https://www.wildboarfarms.com/images/RED-BOAR.jpg[/img]


Sweet Carneros Pink
2-4 OZ. Rose pink with gold colored stripes. After 4 years this has proven to be very near 100% pure and of excellent quality. Huge producer for 2009. Great looking with a nice sweet tomato flavor.

[img]https://www.wildboarfarms.com/images/SWEET-CARNEROS-PINK.jpg[/img]

AAA Sweet Solano
Mutant discovered in Yellow Boar (Yellow Stripe). Very attractive yellow with green stripes turning deep orange color with gold stripes. Some hang time ability. Stays firm, very sweet with a hint of tropical fruit. Produced huge harvest for 2009. 2 – 4 OZ

[img]https://www.wildboarfarms.com/images/AAA-SWEET-SOLANO.jpg[/img]

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yes, yes, and yes.

Brad has some really amazing stuff don't let this oppurtunity pass you all by. Just wait till you see what he has coming people.

Thanks Roger and thank you Brad.

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Sweet Carneros Pink I have grow these for 2 years nice 7-8 fruit beside each not to sweet nice to cook them. May first fruit ever year. here is a shot from 2 years ago
[img]https://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss256/filmnet1/Can1.jpg[/img]

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Wow incredible looking tomatoes.

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Sweet Carneros cut open a few Berkeley tie dye beside them
[img]https://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss256/filmnet1/sweetCaroeros-1.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss256/filmnet1/Canerospink.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss256/filmnet1/Canerospink-1.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss256/filmnet1/carncukie.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss256/filmnet1/can2.jpg[/img]
hard to believe these all came from 1 plant 2 years ago
as you can see Cowlick Brandywine went crazy that year my garden was a bottom of a barn for 125 yrs Horses only and of course dirt bottom.
[img]https://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss256/filmnet1/cowlick-1.jpg[/img]

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I'm packing up seeds tonight. Bought the coin envelopes and a hundred business size envelopes the other day. If you want seeds and haven't done so yet, PM me soon!

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Great cant wait Roger, thanks again

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I like to use the teeny ziplocks for mailing they take up less room and are WAY cheaper. :wink:

Keep on trucking.

Anxiosly awaitng even more seed. :D

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I didn't know where to get the ziplocks. :shock:

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Online usually works. ;)

Here's one site, but there are many:

https://www.uline.com/Grp_5/Poly-Bags-Reclosable?pricode=WG383&gclid=CKGQx5SZg64CFcUZQgody0pe4w

If you don't want to buy them online, see if there's a place in your area that sells jewelry findings. Call first to see if they have the little bags for sale. :)
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:-() I just got my seeds like 2 seconds ago! Thanks tons for them! :-()

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Just got back from the hospital I had surgery on my ankle. I shattered it 9 screws and a titanium plate but when I arrived home I had a surprise in my mail box that put a smile on my face. thanks so much....dusty

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Ouch i bet that hurt?????? Also you are so tough!! so much for the farm work, maybe for a week anyway!!! Dusty
Roger thats i got my seeds today Steve A.

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If the seed packets look like a kid wrote the names of the seeds on it, that's because a kid did. My seven year old helped with writing the names of the seeds. :lol:

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webmaster wrote:If the seed packets look like a kid wrote the names of the seeds on it, that's because a kid did. My seven year old helped with writing the names of the seeds. :lol:
That's funny, huh. You kid wrote them and here I was thinking "he's got the same handwriting as me. :oops:

I got them yestarday. I was not happy at all. Not with you though. :P The mailman left my door open just a bit. There was snow on it so guess what. I look in and you bet ya the envelope with the seeds is on the bottom in a pool of water. -wall- -helpsos- . But luckily the half with seeds in it was out of the water. So all is good, whoooo!

That was a close one, really, only one of the packets had but just a little water on one teen tiny corner.

Thanks Roger.

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Thanks a lot! I got them today!

I wouldn't say the handwriting looks like a 7 year old... It looks like the freshmen boys in my math classes!!!!! :P :P :P :P :P

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Yea i got the seeds, I was a bit confused of whom they were as they were way more than i expected Many thanks
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I got my seeds yesterday as well and there are a ton of them in there to. How awesome is that!!!

Thanks!

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Got mine yesterday .. also way more varieties than I expected or know what to do with... but I will share some with other gardeners!
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I got my seeds yesterday! Thank you so much! :)

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i got mine not too long ago, my germination chamber is full but once a spot frees up im going to get to planting mine.

thanks!
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webmaster wrote:I didn't know where to get the ziplocks. :shock:
I get them at local craft stores. Online works as well like Kisal said. They are way cheaper and lay flatter in envelopes.

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, got my seeds a couple of days ago and am excited to get them started.

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I should of waited to buy my tomato seeds! Do you giveaway seeds every year?

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When I remember to. :oops:

I still have some leftover, if you still have time to plant them then PM me your name and address to send it to and I'll get them to you. ;)

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Free tomato seeds

Thanks and if you want some sof the ones I got let me know
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is it too late to sign up ? Just happening to notice this now!

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Anyone's HG Giveaway tomatoes sprouted yet? Mine have been planted 6 days and are not showing yet. I know that's not a whole lot of time, but the commercial hybrid tomatoes I planted at the same time have been up for 3 days already, which has been my typical experience with tomatoes. I haven't done heirloom tomatoes before. Are they usually slower to germinate?
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rainbowgardener wrote:Anyone's HG Giveaway tomatoes sprouted yet? Mine have been planted 6 days and are not showing yet. I know that's not a whole lot of time, but the commercial hybrid tomatoes I planted at the same time have been up for 3 days already, which has been my typical experience with tomatoes. I haven't done heirloom tomatoes before. Are they usually slower to germinate?
Give it another week it took mine 2 weeks before they came up.

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I wrote that from work, having checked my tomatoes in the AM before I went to work. By the time I got home from work in the evening, they had popped out! :) 7th day. All's well with the world!
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