Greetings from the Ozarks!

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Greetings from the Ozarks!

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Post: # 74718Unread post Ozarker
Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:52 pm

Howdy! I hope that everyone's having a great day/week/month/season!

I'm a no longer young Ozark hillbilly who's gardened for most of his life. I currently have a garden full of heirloom vegetables, mostly tomatoes. Actually, I have multiple gardens, because I'm a lunatic that way: a container garden and a straw bale garden in my backyard in town (there's too many rocks to plant in the ground) and an in-ground garden out at the family farm. It's interesting to see how the different environments effect the different plants.

I'm a particular sucker for any heirloom with some vague connection to the broader Ozarks region, so of course I've got some Arkansas Travelers, Ivans (a recently rediscovered tomato from the northern border of the Ozarks around Columbia, MO), Missouri Pink Love Apples (even though they really hail from Kansas), and Ozark Giant Peppers. My pleasant tomato surprise this season was the Kimberley variety, which I purchased as a joke since my wife has a similar name and has turned out to be a real early star of the garden in terms of both quantity and quality. My nemesis at the moment is a @%$# groundhog that's taken up residence in my garden and is currently resisting the delicious bait I put out for him in my live trap.

I'm here because I heard about TomatoJunction on reddit, and it sounds like there's a more knowledgeable and probably friendlier sort of gardener on here than there is over there (as much as I enjoy parts of reddit, it's pretty hit or miss when it comes to gardening discussion).

Happy gardening, everyone!

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Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:59 pm

Welcome from alaska !! I’m only 4 years into gardening and we’ll definitely still learning my obsession is tomatoes

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Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:43 pm

Welcome to the forum!
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Post: # 74723Unread post KateL
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:09 pm

Welcome! Hello from the UK 👋
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Post: # 74724Unread post pondgardener
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:22 pm

@Ozarker Welcome to the Junction!...what part of Missouri are you from? I had a beloved aunt who was born in Elsinore, grew up in Poplar Bluffs and later moved from Colorado back to Elsinore for over 20 years. She introduced me to her favorite tomato that she grew for quite a few years there, that I later had named 'Anna Margaret's Heart'. If you have any questions about getting around the site, don't hesitate to ask.
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Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:53 pm

Welcome to the Junction from Down Under @Ozarker

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Post: # 74727Unread post Ozarker
Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:06 pm

pondgardner wrote: Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:22 pm @Ozarker Welcome to the Junction!...what part of Missouri are you from? I had a beloved aunt who was born in Elsinore, grew up in Poplar Bluffs and later moved from Colorado back to Elsinore for over 20 years. She introduced me to her favorite tomato that she grew for quite a few years there, that I later had named 'Anna Margaret's Heart'. If you have any questions about getting around the site, don't hesitate to ask.
I'm from the Phelps County area, near Rolla. Poplar Bluff is just a bit down the road from me, and Elsinore is on the way. I'm going to have to look for Anna Margaret's Heart to add to my regional collection!

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Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:30 pm

Welcome from PA. You will find many tomato “fanatics” here!

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Post: # 74738Unread post Cornelius_Gotchberg
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:30 pm

Welcome from America's Dairyland!

If yer a Hogs fan, have you forgiven us for the Bret Bielema Era...?

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Madison WESconsin/Growing Zone 5-A/Raised beds above the Midvale Heights spade-caking clay in the 77 Square Miles surrounded by A Sea Of Reality

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Post: # 74739Unread post GoDawgs
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:33 pm

Greetings and a big welcome from the great state of Jawja! You're gonna like it here. :)

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Post: # 74742Unread post worth1
Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:33 pm

Greetings from Texas.
I was born in Texas but spent my early childhood in the Ozarks and then the Ouachita National forest.
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25 miles southeast of Liverpool.

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Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:48 pm

Ozarker wrote: Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:06 pm
pondgardner wrote: Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:22 pm @Ozarker Welcome to the Junction!...what part of Missouri are you from? I had a beloved aunt who was born in Elsinore, grew up in Poplar Bluffs and later moved from Colorado back to Elsinore for over 20 years. She introduced me to her favorite tomato that she grew for quite a few years there, that I later had named 'Anna Margaret's Heart'. If you have any questions about getting around the site, don't hesitate to ask.
I'm from the Phelps County area, near Rolla. Poplar Bluff is just a bit down the road from me, and Elsinore is on the way. I'm going to have to look for Anna Margaret's Heart to add to my regional collection!
I have a few of Anna Margaret's Heart growing this year and you are welcome to some seeds for next year. Here is a description from Tatiana's Tomatobase...

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Anna ... %27s_Heart
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Post: # 74752Unread post MissS
Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:35 pm

Welcome to the Junction @Ozarker. I'm glad that you found us here. There is lots for all of us to learn and plenty of seeds that we all share.
~ Patti ~

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Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:01 pm

Welcome fellow mule. This is a great site.

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Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:48 pm

Another welcome from the uk !
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Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:00 am

Welcome @Ozarker I googled Ozarks and then I had to google Physiographic region.

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Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:45 am

Welcome from the North Atlantic! :)
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Post: # 74783Unread post mikestuff49
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:20 am

Welcome!
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Post: # 74784Unread post Ozarker
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:52 am

Cornelius_Gotchberg wrote: Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:30 pm Welcome from America's Dairyland!

If yer a Hogs fan, have you forgiven us for the Bret Bielema Era...?

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Nah, I'm on the Missouri side of the line and suffer along with the Tigers.

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Post: # 74785Unread post Ozarker
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:54 am

worth1 wrote: Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:33 pm Greetings from Texas.
I was born in Texas but spent my early childhood in the Ozarks and then the Ouachita National forest.
The Ouachita Mountains are very under appreciated! They're gorgeous.

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