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isuhunterFebruary 21, 2012

Well Gardenweb helped me big time a few years ago when a buddy and I started a garden. Had to take last year off of gardening because of taking new job and moving. Since I have moved I will be starting a new garden. I had some friends ask me to start some tomato seeds for them. Looking for some advice on what you think of the varieties I have access to. I want to keep it to about 5 varieties we all want some for canning and some to eat in summer. Also any others I should consider looking at? (Heidi?)

Rutgers

Amish Paste

Opalka

Brandywine Yellow

Dwarf Champion

Bloody butcher

Mortgage Lifter

Black Krim

Oxheart Tomato

Beefmaster

Beefsteak

Brandywine Red

Brandywine OTV

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dickiefickle(5B Dousman,Wi.)

Keeping at 5;
Rutgers
Amish Paste
Black Krim
Oxheart
Brandywine OTV

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 3:46AM
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isuhunter

I got thinking...

During our long move and temporary living we stored everything in a hot humid garage. My seeds would have been in a tub there. I better look at buying some new ones.

I'm going to get some from wintersown.org. Where else should I look to get some? Sandhill? -- wonder what the wait time is on their list now.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 11:08AM
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suncitylinda

Isuhunter. If you need seeds quickly neither of the two you mentioned will be fast. Very Good sources, but not fast. Johnnys Selected Seed is very fast. I also like Sample Seed Shop for small, cheap packs of toms and they will get them right out also. If you PM me, I will send you Mortgage Lifter, BW RED and BW yellow. Oh I also have some Rutgers, old but mine popped up in just a few days. LInda.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 4:57PM
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rockguy(7a)

Have you done a germination test of the stored seeds? Maybe all is not lost.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 7:48AM
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isuhunter

I'm working on getting my workshop set up and I will do some tests on them. The problem is I only have 6 seeds of some of the varieties left.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 10:02AM
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isuhunter

Linda...not sure if I pm'd you correctly...I think it might have emailed you

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 10:08AM
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suncitylinda

Good thing you posted, I had not seen it, looks like it went to junk. I will send out the seeds today. Sorry, I said PM because thats how it works on a different site, here it is email. LInda

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 12:00PM
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isuhunter

Awesome! Thanks so much Linda! Other forums I use are PM too...are you saying there is another good gardening forum out there???

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 3:32PM
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suncitylinda

It is against the rules here at GW for members to name other gardening forums and GW will cancel your membership if you do. Sorry, you'll just have to be resourceful.....LInda

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 4:16PM
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