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Old Monday 30th July 2012, 00:26
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... and, here's a pic the tomatoes, so far - Roma, and Beefsteak.
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Old Monday 30th July 2012, 11:26
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They are coming along nicely, Susan. I love beefsteak tommies.
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Old Monday 30th July 2012, 15:40
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Looks great!.... I grew beef-steak this year also,

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Old Monday 30th July 2012, 18:46
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yes, nothing like fresh tomatoes - toasted tomato sandwiches with mayo, s&p - yum!
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Home grown tomatoes are so delicious. I've grown some in a windowsill (well on the patio door windowsill) which was incredibly lucky foresight on my part, as I have no greenhouse - so I have had six lovely ripe tomatoes already, and three more are almost ready. Outdoors would have been an utter disaster this year.
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Well we had a magnificent summer weather wise but alas my tomato crop has been an unmitigated disaster.
At this time last year I was starting to freeze some of the crop but this year there will be
nothing going into the freezer.
I don't know if it was where I bought the plants or the type. (I tried a new brand of Beefsteak and Roma but won't be buying them again!
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Old Monday 27th August 2012, 19:23
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Sorry to hear about your vegetable garden, I guess we all go through that once and awhile. This year I'm trying a Fall Garden but buying less plants then in Spring. Today I planted 4 cabbage, one zucchini and two tomato plants. I do plant cabbage every year but will try tomato's also.

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Well we had a magnificent summer weather wise but alas my tomato crop has been an unmitigated disaster.
At this time last year I was starting to freeze some of the crop but this year there will be
nothing going into the freezer.
I don't know if it was where I bought the plants or the type. (I tried a new brand of Beefsteak and Roma but won't be buying them again!
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Old Friday 31st August 2012, 01:04
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Our tomatoes are going fine, the Roma are ripening up nicely and there's lots of them. Fewer beefsteak of course, but they're good.
Sadly, the Watermelon was picked too early - it was a good size, turning creamy white on the bottom, but when we cut it open, it was still white/green inside! My son was so disappointed! Will try again next year and be more patient. Only one melon grew on a very vigourous vine, so I may try to hand-pollinate some of the blossoms next year.
Oh well,live and learn!
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Hey Susan. sorry to hear about your watermelon not being ripe, the next time at the grocery store take a look at the watermelon. Look at the bottom of the melons and the creamy white color... did yours look the same? Do you have any pictures of them when you cut it & how the bottom looked?

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Our tomatoes are going fine, the Roma are ripening up nicely and there's lots of them. Fewer beefsteak of course, but they're good.
Sadly, the Watermelon was picked too early - it was a good size, turning creamy white on the bottom, but when we cut it open, it was still white/green inside! My son was so disappointed! Will try again next year and be more patient. Only one melon grew on a very vigourous vine, so I may try to hand-pollinate some of the blossoms next year.
Oh well,live and learn!
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Old Thursday 6th September 2012, 01:46
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Hi Richard,no didn't think to take a picture. \There is another melon growing now, so we're hoping there will be enough time for it to mature and ripen properly, but we'll see.
will be sure to be more patient this time!
Good idea to check them out at the market for comparison.
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