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TXTravis
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Hello from Central Texas

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Post: # 22042Unread post TXTravis
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:41 pm

Hi folks. I'm Travis, from Texas.

Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money, and nothing particular to interest me in my home town (Leander, TX), I thought I would go about a little and see the world. It took most of 20 years to return. In due course I acquired two master’s degrees, a family, two dogs, and a surprisingly satisfying career in accounting. Balance sheets were created, reconciled, consolidated, and dissolved. Riots were started. Hobbies and nebulae flamed to life and died. I had to add extra pages to my passport, and moved 14 times. Eventually, my garage became overrun with tools, and my house by obscure plants. Now settled, I find enjoyment in quiet times with good company, in making things, in spending time outside, and in spreadsheets that foot and cross-foot. I’m very happy to be here exploring the wonderful tomato world with you all.

I currently have 32 plants in raised beds and large planters. I think there are 7 varieties this year (had a bit of a labeling fiasco from a windstorm--long story), mostly hybrids but a few heirlooms. I grew most from seed for the second year in a row. I'm a serial hobbyist but have always enjoyed gardening. It's one of the few hobbies that sticks (knifemaking and furniture building are others). Despite the fact that I've grown them for years, I decided just recently to turn my considerable focus to really learning how to better grow tomatoes. I started this deep dive well after planting this year, but have learned a lot that will still improve my crop. Looking forward to hanging around these parts!

Travis

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Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:45 pm

Welcome from South Florida. I would love to see some of your knives and furniture.
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Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:01 pm

Welcome to the Junction
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Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:18 pm

Welcome from Pennsylvania!
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Post: # 22049Unread post karstopography
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:20 pm

Howdy!
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Post: # 22055Unread post Sue_CT
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:54 pm

Welcome! I would also love to see some of your handywork!
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Post: # 22057Unread post AKgardener
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:57 pm

Welcome from alaska
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Post: # 22079Unread post MissS
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:56 pm

Hello and welcome. Gardening is a great hobby for all of us.
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Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:51 am

Welcome from below the escarpment.
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Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:44 am

Welcome to the Junction from Down Under
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Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:10 am

Welcome, I'm from Canada.
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Post: # 22838Unread post Texgal
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:51 pm

Howdy neighbor, I'm over here in that area between a rock and a wierd place. 😉
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Post: # 22841Unread post AZGardener
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:58 pm

Welcome to the Junction!!
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Post: # 23366Unread post TXTravis
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:11 pm

Texgal wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:51 pm
Howdy neighbor, I'm over here in that area between a rock and a wierd place. 😉
I actually have a Round Rock address, but CP is the closest city limit, and I work and shop there mostly. I claim Leander as my hometown because that's where I went to school and church and stuff, even though I grew up with the same RR/CP address/location issues.
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Post: # 23426Unread post AKgardener
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:48 pm

Welcome from alaska
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Post: # 25365Unread post Cultivator
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:53 pm

Hello, from a fellow Leanderthal!
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Post: # 26138Unread post Shule
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:58 pm

Welcome, TXTravis! :)
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