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Post: # 20499Unread post AKgardener
Fri May 22, 2020 1:41 pm

Hi everyone Im new to these forums still trying to learn about gardening in general must mostly tomatoes they are my as my husband would say my white whale or nemesis depending on how they are :)
Im growing 50 plants this year 10 variety's only 34 made it but there are some that have grown really weird from the beginning.. anywho glad to a part of something new and fun...
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Fri May 22, 2020 2:41 pm

Welcome AKgardener. I'm sure growing tomatoes in Alaska can be a challenge. I grow them in Missouri and it's a challenge too sometimes. Friendly folks here. We'd love to keep up with your season.
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Fri May 22, 2020 3:10 pm

Thank you! yes things are difficult for tomatoes I will keep things updated..right now its lots of rain..
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Fri May 22, 2020 3:14 pm

Hi Welcome to the Junction
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Fri May 22, 2020 4:46 pm

Welcome, I'm from Canada.... near Ottawa.....
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Fri May 22, 2020 5:29 pm

Thanks all I look forward to learning more and sharing what I’ve learned and done along the way.
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Fri May 22, 2020 5:55 pm

Welcome to the Junction from Down Under
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Fri May 22, 2020 7:02 pm

Welcome from South Florida.
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Fri May 22, 2020 7:48 pm

Welcome AKgardener! So glad that you have found us here. So sorry to hear about your tomato problems I bet that we can help you out with that. Please post pics in the Diseases, Pests & Cures forum and ask for some help.
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Fri May 22, 2020 7:51 pm

Welcome from Texas, I worked on the slope for ten years.
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Post: # 20535Unread post AKgardener
Fri May 22, 2020 10:52 pm

Thank you I will def post pictures of my not so wonderful big zacs..
worth1 wrote:
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Welcome from Texas, I worked on the slope for ten years.
bet you don't miss alaska...
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Fri May 22, 2020 11:26 pm

Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to hearing about your experience with the tomatoes in Alaska.
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Sat May 23, 2020 4:53 am

Wonder what those high latitude days in the summer where the sun almost never sets do to tomatoes? I once saw a photo of some enormous cabbage grown in Fairbanks, evidently, cabbage dig the midnight sun. Good luck with the tomatoes.
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Sat May 23, 2020 8:21 am

Welcome to the Junction!
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Sat May 23, 2020 1:53 pm

karstopography wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 4:53 am
Wonder what those high latitude days in the summer where the sun almost never sets do to tomatoes? I once saw a photo of some enormous cabbage grown in Fairbanks, evidently, cabbage dig the midnight sun. Good luck with the tomatoes.
its got to be the midnight sun I grew tomatoes last year they were great my only thing was i had alot of blossoms drop. but my other veggies grew very well..
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Sat May 23, 2020 11:08 pm

Welcome to the Junction!
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Sun May 24, 2020 8:32 am

Welcome from Georgia down here in the South! This site is a great place to learn a lot and have fun while doing it. ;)
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Sun May 24, 2020 10:25 am

Hi there! Welcome from Canada, northern BC. Looking forward to hearing how your tomatoes do this summer. What is your growing zone?
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Post: # 20628Unread post brownrexx
Sun May 24, 2020 10:53 am

Welcome from the East coast. As you can see we have members from all over and that really makes it interesting.

No Midnight sun here but we have a good growing season and not as hot as the southern states.
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Sun May 24, 2020 12:59 pm

AKgardener wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 10:52 pm
Thank you I will def post pictures of my not so wonderful big zacs..
worth1 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:51 pm
Welcome from Texas, I worked on the slope for ten years.
bet you don't miss alaska...
No for the most part I dont miss Alaska.
I met some really nice people there and all but no I dont miss it.
I commuted back and forth from Texas like many slopers did and do and I left right as the bottom dropped out.
I met folks from the south there in the summer saying how much they liked it and they were going to sell and move there.
I told them they better come up in the winter before they did that.
It isn't something you just jump into for sure.
One teenage gal I was flying with from Houston showed up around Christmas time wearing a halter top shorts and flip flops.
Is that snow on the runway???
Yes.
Oh my god I'm going to freeze to death. :lol:

One thing I can say about growing warm weather crops there is you need to heat the water.
Plants like tomatoes dont like to be watered with ice cold water.
As for the sun up there, you can get too much of it too.
The forth of July fireworks display is a real hit with the sun still up. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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