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re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant


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eng08
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re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant


How do y'all plant the tomatoes?

Do you put Epsom salt in the hole, add some dirt and then the plant on top?






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ADLSUNSU
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i have some purples, beefsteak, celebrity planted.

I have them in a hydroponic set up greenhouse and the celebrity already has about 15 tomatoes on it.

And if you pull the suckers and put them in a rockwool plug in some solution, they root and do pretty well too.






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swanny297
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Is now the best time to try to find some plants and plant? I think I have always waited to long and haven't done very good.





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GeneralLee
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Sweet 100
Sungold
Super Fantastic
Lemon Boy
Brandywine
Pink Girl
Supersteak
Celebrity
Argentine






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Alahunter
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I will put mine in the ground in about 2 weeks, once I'm certain the last frost is done. Plant them deep, to where the top leaves are only above ground. The stalk will grow thicker and give you a sturdier plant. I use cow manure and dirt mixture for mine.


for the fellow who posted eating them green.. I love some fried green maters.






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Nawlens Gator
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Ours produce best if transplanted within the first 2 weeks of March. Our latitude is 30.5. We pick most of them in June, but into July it gets too hot and they stop producing well. Ours have been in the ground for a couple weeks now.









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Alahunter
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Understandable, with yalls temps. Being in Bham, we have to shoot around Good Friday most of the time. That's usually when I plant the full garden. If I can get the tomato's down quicker, I will.





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swanny297
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I will put mine in the ground in about 2 weeks, once I'm certain the last frost is done. Plant them deep, to where the top leaves are only above ground. The stalk will grow thicker and give you a sturdier plant. I use cow manure and dirt mixture for mine








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Huntinguy
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Cherokee Purple, Prudens Purple, Brandywine, Sweet 100's, Creole, sometimes some Roma type. Usually plant some Travelers (Arkansas Traveler) or Amelias (and improved Traveler).

Nothing eats like the heirlooms. I'll take less fruit for better flavor.






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TigerTitleHunter
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After reading this thread I decided on trying a couple of Cherokee Purples this year. I called several places and eventually found them at Naylor's hardware in BR. They had a bunch. Just wanted to mention it.





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sonoma8
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After reading this thread I decided on trying a couple of Cherokee Purples this year.


Great Choice!






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Geaux2Hell
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I've planted Creoles and Carolina golds the past few years and honestly none of them produced all that well. The key is get them planted early because once the night time temps go up to a certain number (80 something I think) they have issues setting fruit. I've tried with some degree of success to make sure I shake the branches that have flowers on them to help with pollination when temps rise. I'm going to plant one of the heat tolerant varieties this year and see what happens. Lsu AG center website has some great resources





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mack the knife
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After reading this thread I decided on trying a couple of Cherokee Purples this year. I called several places and eventually found them at Naylor's hardware in BR. They had a bunch. Just wanted to mention it.


johnny naylor is EXCELENT for advice. so is butch his gm






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TigerTitleHunter
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johnny naylor is EXCELENT for advice. so is butch his gm


Good to know. That was my first time going there and I liked the mom and pop feel plus the prices were fair. I'll be going back.






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carollhardie
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I believe, timing is even a vital thing to remember before planting tomatoes. Consistent temperatures about 50 to 60 degrees would do. Secondly as the seedlings emerges, you're required to move them to an area with great light and if you wish to know more about them you can go through entire gardening north shore steps!







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Nascar Fan
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carollhardie

Welcome to TD

Got our maters in the ground the first weekend in April. Can't remember what all we planted but the Mrs told me we already got some small maters & lots of blooms






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Tigr4evr
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If you can find them, try the BHN601, or BHN1021. These are hybrids, but have produced lots of tomatoes that have a fantastic taste, and they're somewhat heat tolerable insomuch as the outer skin doesn't split and crack like most of the name brands will.


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Nascar Fan
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If you can find them, try the BHN601, or BHN1021.

Never even heard of these. Might get the ball & chain to check em out






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Hu_Flung_Pu
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What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant


dead ones.






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