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by Shule
Fri May 29, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Other Vegetables/Plant Identification
Topic: Queen of Malinalco husk tomato
Replies: 101
Views: 2216

Re: Queen of Malinalco husk tomato

I had never heard of a tomatillo with few seeds before! I wonder if it's parthenocarpic.
by Shule
Thu May 28, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Too Many Tomato Seeds
Replies: 18
Views: 247

Re: Too Many Tomato Seeds

Gardadore wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 2:12 am

I plan to will my box to my gardening buddy when I can no longer plant and care for the plants. …
That reminds me of the Roughwood Seed Collection. I just read about it, yesterday.

Have you ever thought about naming your seed collection?
by Shule
Wed May 27, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Too Many Tomato Seeds
Replies: 18
Views: 247

Re: Too Many Tomato Seeds

They keep for years. Just save the extras.

I've ordered way more than I have room for lots of times! :) It's addictive.
by Shule
Wed May 27, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Tomato with the darkest foliage
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Tomato with the darkest foliage

Here's a picture of Chocolate Chestnut some days ago. It's bigger and less dark now. You can see the new growth isn't as dark (it was darker than in the photo—a day or two before). Please excuse the insect-eaten leaves, the cottonwood fluff, and the dried up tomatoes from last year. IMG_20200525_193...
by Shule
Tue May 26, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Do you pinch off blossoms before your plant is a certain height?
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: Do you pinch off blossoms before your plant is a certain height?

Historically, I haven't done it much, if ever. However, that doesn't mean it's a bad idea. I would let them grow, and turn into fruit, and only take them off if the plant stops growing/fruiting, if you're confident it would help it to fruit and grow more. I personally wouldn't take off a megabloom. ...
by Shule
Tue May 26, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Freezing Tomatoes
Replies: 22
Views: 238

Re: Freezing Tomatoes

I'm thinking about getting a food dehydrator, this year. Have you thought about something like that?
by Shule
Tue May 26, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Freezing Tomatoes
Replies: 22
Views: 238

Re: Freezing Tomatoes

If you do freeze your tomatoes, it may be easier using them in slow cooker recipes, since you shouldn't have to wait for them to thaw that way (unless they're all stuck together in a block and won't fit).
by Shule
Tue May 26, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Cheap Eaten
Topic: Thicken pasta sauce with Ramen noodles
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Thicken pasta sauce with Ramen noodles

Today, I figured out that you can cook Ramen noodles in spaghetti sauce to thicken it. They absorb the liquid. You don't have to cook the noodles separately. It's a win-win situation. If you have a quart of blended up stewed tomatoes (juice, skin, seeds, and all), it takes about three packets of Ram...
by Shule
Sun May 24, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Tomato with the darkest foliage
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Tomato with the darkest foliage

I noticed today that Chocolate Chestnut has the darkest foliage of any tomato I've ever grown. It was pretty much purple all over. I was pretty surprised and not just because I had forgotten that it was a high anthocyanin tomato. Hopefully I'll get a picture of it next week. I'm excited to see if it...
by Shule
Thu May 21, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Diseases, Pests & Cures
Topic: What could have happened?
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: What could have happened?

It looks like it's probably Pythium to me. That's one of the pathogens that causes damping off disease, as worth talked about (but it causes other issues instead, too, at times, like a moldy-looking stalk). Plants can live with a Pythium-infected stem at times.
by Shule
Thu May 21, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First big toms are in
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: First big toms are in

Anyone with a different Creole tomato experience? Yes! I grew Creole in 2016 from seeds I got here . They were smooth and roundish as pictured in my link, without blemishes. They were firm and fleshy. Not soft and juicy. They weren't mealy. I overwatered them that year. It was a lot like Thessaloni...
by Shule
Wed May 20, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Tomato leaves developing yellow mottled pattern
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: Tomato leaves developing yellow mottled pattern

Do nematodes cause foliar patterns such as this? I agree that the patterns don't look like magnesium deficiency (but I could be wrong).
by Shule
Wed May 20, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Tomato leaves developing yellow mottled pattern
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: Tomato leaves developing yellow mottled pattern

If it's really hot, that might be causing the magnesium deficiency symptoms. In that case, a foliar spray of magnesium (if you have a form compatible with that) might help (as opposed to watering it in the soil). Otherwise, I would guess it's either zinc deficiency or a fungal disease: maybe alterna...
by Shule
Tue May 19, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pill Bugs!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Pill Bugs!!!

I've seen plenty of pill bugs in toad droppings, I believe. I've never tried feeding any to a toad before. Our most visible abundant toads look and I believe sound a lot like Woodhouse's toads (Anaxyrus woodhousii), but they're possibly a related species. If you catch a bunch of this kind of toad an...
by Shule
Tue May 19, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pill Bugs!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Pill Bugs!!!

I like to remove uncomposted organic matter from the soil surface (it attracts pill bugs), and just pick up all of the pill bugs I can find and toss them elsewhere. It seems to work. I don't have to get 100% of them, necessarily. Another thing I do as insurance against such scenarios is overseed my ...
by Shule
Mon May 18, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: When to Pick
Replies: 25
Views: 448

Re: When to Pick

It varies from variety to variety, but I usually like to pick them as soon as they've colored all the way (and/or a little before). They're a bit more tart that way, sometimes. If I wait too long, some varieties can get overly juicy and have a chlorine or sweet and simple taste, rather than somethin...
by Shule
Mon May 18, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Area 51
Topic: Happy Birthday daylilydude!
Replies: 13
Views: 128

Re: Happy Birthday daylilydude!

Happy birthday! 🎂
by Shule
Fri May 15, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Tomato trials
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Tomato trials

I have a friend who loves Russian Purple. I plan to grow her seeds next year.
by Shule
Fri May 15, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The garden of Nico 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 888

Re: The garden of Nico 2020

Nico wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 12:21 pm
Cross "stick" and "indigo drops".
It seems that the tomatoes have a shade of blue
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And at least one of them is woolly, too! :)
by Shule
Fri May 15, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: How in the world did you decide on your grow list?
Replies: 53
Views: 1276

Re: How in the world did you decide on your grow list?

One thing I forgot to mention was that I like to compare and contrast a lot of tomatoes. That's partially why I'm growing these groups (belonging to the group means I'm assessing the named qualities, where I named them, since I either know or have read that they have them, or because I suspect they ...

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