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I gave in

Just a few...to hold me over a couple more weeks...its ok, right?

I was in the basement admiring my lettuce sprouts when, I realized, I needed to start a seed from the big pink tomatoes I saved last year. So I gathered some worm castings and filled one of the 9 cells in a square from the seed starting tray. But, just filling one when there are nine is kinda of a waste right? I mean if you aaaalready have the cell pack sitting under the lights, it doesn't take up any more room to drop some castings and seeds in the other 8 cells right? sooooooo off we went.

I planted 1 seed each, all tomatoes, of an unidentified large pink garden seed from last year, Snowberry, snow white, Black krim, Italian ice, Early girl, ox heart, super sweet 100, and san marzano.

All planted in 100% worm castings for the first time to see how that works.
yes yes, I'm guilty of starting earlier than planned. AGAIN. :oops:
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Nice, I have alot of Random Tomato plants growing just right now, and I have about 8 varieties of Hot Peppers and 3 of each, it might be a bit early but i cant wait as well.
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RN your no early. It's just the first wave of your succesion planting plan.

Keep telling yourself that and it will be alright.

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gixxerific wrote:RN your no early. It's just the first wave of your succesion planting plan.

Keep telling yourself that and it will be alright.
Ha, except I don't really need succession planting with indeterminate tomatoes. But I'll go with it anyways. :)

It's not the planting that I shake my head at so much as my consistent lack of discipline and self control lol.
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SHhhh! It Is succesion planting I said. 8)

We shall see If I can make it. Oh forget who am I kidding I planted dwarves in early September. I am sure I will plant a few at least early. I had 4 generatioins of tomatoes going at one point last year. :oops:

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lol, i couldn't resist either.. today i planted:

fairytale eggplant
lg purple bell
brussels sprout

and a couple of peppers..


i think we all have the bug.. LMAO!

can you imagine if they put all of us in a big building (like say an empty mall), what the place would look like in no time.. :shock: :lol:

atleast vegetarians wouldn't go hungry...
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It's something about those dang tomatoes! I SHOULD be planting cabbage, spinach, maybe some brussles sprouts, broccoli etc. But those tomatoes just whisper my name from the seed box.

"Plaaaant me! Plaaaaaaaaaant meeeee! I want to grooooooooow!"
:flower: LMFAO :flower:
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can't wait to get my razzleberry tomatoes and ladybug cherry tomatoes from park seed co.
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Hmmm....don't think I've seen razzleberry tomatoes. I'll have to go back and look. But I'm not buying anymore tomato seeds right now. I've gotten enough through trades and things on here that I haven't even tried yet.
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[url]https://parkseed.com/tomato-parks-razzleberry-hybrid/p/05392-PK-P1/[/url]

and


[url]https://parkseed.com/tomato-ladybug-hybrid/p/05413-PK-P1/[/url]
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GardenRn, I challenge you not to look :lol:

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lmao! :lol:

ok, ok... now I'm forced to plant atleast 2 tomato plants... lol
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applestar wrote:GardenRn, I challenge you not to look :lol:
Oh you know I have to look!! lol But I don't have to buy! They look nice enough, but don't appear to offer anything special or different from the varieties I already have.
I don't know how many hundreds or thousands of tomato varieties there are, but I learned at least 3 new ones today. Razzleberry, Super Sioux (got seeds for these), and Anna Russian...oh, and Druzba and Fireworks. So I guess that's 5. Wish I had the room to do one of each of the thousand some-odd varieties out there! And if seeds lasted longer I might make a real effort to collect all of em! But since I'd have to have grown all of them within a 3 or 4 year cycle, I don't see that happening.
I'll just keep the best of the best every year and pass these on to my kids, and God willing, grand-kids and maybe great-grand-kids. :)
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I did some Dill, Yarrow, Lettuce, and Chamomile. But I direct seeded the Dill in the garden, it sprouted, but now all the sprouts are gone. I know the earwigs probably got it. But anyway I am tempted to start some of my tomatoes, probably just the dwarf tomatoes though. But I am worried it is too early.

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Too early for SoCal? I try to plan to have them inside for 6-8 weeks. So when will it be consistently above 60 degrees by you?
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Already is. But night time temps are like mid 40s.

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Well....JMO....if it's 40's at night, that's not consistently 60 and above. (I actually meant to say 65 in my last post.) I don't like the tomatoes out there below 65 too much. But that's just me. When I look at the weather forecasts, and I don't see any temps below my target for a couple weeks, (day OR night) then it's time. In the case of one or two last dips in the temps, I can always run out and cover the plants with whatever milk jugs, large pots, 5 gallon buckets I can find to get them through the night.

SO guess the question is, how long in your area until the temps stop falling below 65 degrees a night? If its about 8 weeks out, go ahead and start your seeds. maybe even 10 weeks is ok. Unless you have a lot of room, I wouldn't go much farther than that.
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here in rhode island it's still a little early, but i have a few grow lights ;)

just planted:

* Black Cobra Chili Pepper (3)
* Brussel Sprout
* Fairytale Eggplant
* Ghost Pepper / Bhut Jolokia (2)
* Hot Cherry Pepper (3)
* Kale
* Lg Purple Bell
* Orange Bell Pepper (3)
* Razzleberry Tomato
* Roma Tomato
* Sweet Cherry Pepper (3)
* Sweet Pickle Pepper (2)
* Tomillio
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GardenRN wrote:Well....JMO....if it's 40's at night, that's not consistently 60 and above. (I actually meant to say 65 in my last post.) I don't like the tomatoes out there below 65 too much. But that's just me. When I look at the weather forecasts, and I don't see any temps below my target for a couple weeks, (day OR night) then it's time. In the case of one or two last dips in the temps, I can always run out and cover the plants with whatever milk jugs, large pots, 5 gallon buckets I can find to get them through the night.

SO guess the question is, how long in your area until the temps stop falling below 65 degrees a night? If its about 8 weeks out, go ahead and start your seeds. maybe even 10 weeks is ok. Unless you have a lot of room, I wouldn't go much farther than that.

Probably won't hit those night time temps till like late April or May. I was thinking about just started some dwarf tomatoes now. But they are determinates and early too. So may be a bad idea.

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O.k. now I'm getting jealous of you all. My Garden is covered in at least 2 foot of snow :(
Is there a good website that will tell me what zone I'm in. I think I just guessed last year but this year I'm going to plan a bit better :)
I think I just gave myself a hobby to keep me sane!! Summer nights full of peace and quiet in the back garden! What more do I need!?

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I've found it I'm in zone 4a. I'll keep dreaming of seed starting! Lol
I think I just gave myself a hobby to keep me sane!! Summer nights full of peace and quiet in the back garden! What more do I need!?

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