Dr. Boe tomatoes - which for pots?
Yeah! I just got my Sandhill order (put it in too late, next year will be earlier). Not too late for starting considering I just started my others (probably too many Gardener's Delights) on Sat.
But since I have so many (except for the SuperSweet 100 I ran out of - and probably should buy more seed for since people here are used to it and ask for it), I was wondering which I should just trial a few of, maybe put some in pots since they are described as determinate and "stalky" or Tatiana says dwarf, and which should go in the ground?
in alphabetical order:
Benewah - one source described this as having "prostrate vines" - no good for pots even if determinate? Early
Bonner - determinate salad type, early
Gem State - Sand Hill says "stalky", Tatiana says dwarf - good patio/pot candidate? 65DTM or so, early
Kootenai - Det, very early 45-60 DTM, Tatiana says dwarf - good for pots, or is this one going to be early and done soon enough to give it garden space and then put in a fall crop of broccoli or something?
Latah - I grew this last year, though it's a determinate, it got a little lanky (maybe it was the weather), wasn't horribly prolific but I wanted to give it another chance since it was early and tasted good, but I don't know if this is a candidate for container. Then again, since I started some seed left over from last year (seed exchange), maybe I should just start a few of Sand Hill's seed and keep them in containers so I can ID them, compare with the saved seed?
Moscow - Det, very early, "compact" sounds like good container plant? Or again, so early, once and done, do I just pull it in July and plant something else?
Sandpoint - det, early or very early, "stalky" or "dwarf" - good container plant?
Shoshone - det, early, no notes on growth habit
I also got Sophie's Choice which I think I will try in container. I don't have a lot of large containers, so will probably only keep 1 of each variety that is suited in containers, eventually I may sell these as starts/potted plants since when I sell my extras I always have people asking for patio plants, but I really don't like to sell something I haven't grown to harvest myself before, so since I have Cosmonaut Volkov and Grandma Mary's paste started as my "early" tomatoes, as well as the popular CP, BK, and Sudduth BW, I probably won't start too many of the Sandhill seeds this year, except for the Bloody Butcher (real PL type), Moravsky Div, and Orange Minsk. I got Goldie and Golden Queen subbed for Summertime Gold (which I really want to try if anyone has seeds to swap), will probably only try Golden Queen this year, see if I can get started earlier next year for Goldie since that's late season.
In addition to Gardener's Delight and SS100, I started a few Camp Joy and Cheeseman's (and ordered seed for more, so again I can compare to the saved seed since they did not fruit well last year). I ordered Dr. Carolyn, Ester Hess, Galinas so I will just start 6 of each to trial which yellow I want to continue for next year, and a few Green Doctors (not Frosted).
If anyone has grown any of these (esp. the determinates), I'd appreciate feedback. TIA
This post was edited by ajsmama on Tue, Apr 1, 14 at 7:14