Started My Seeds Today

yumtomatoes(10a/FLA)August 11, 2011

I can only do 2 for now. I started Brandywine OTV and Sungold.

I am going to start others soon for my friends who have more land to grow tomatoes. Going to start the following:

Brandywine Sudduth's Strain

Brandywine Landis

Yellow Platfoot Brandywine

Kellogg's Breakfast

Cherokee Purple

Virginia Sweets

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yumtomatoes(10a/FLA)

Started Brandywine Landis today. I hope this ends up being good timing for my plants.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2011 at 6:45PM
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suddensam(10 Boynton Beach)

Yumtomatos, I think your pulling the trigger a little fast. In boynton beach I start seeds the first week in Sept. Start them outside and just watch for hard rains the first 3 weeks. You can start again in the middle of Dec. These are the dates that work best for me yr in and yr out.
Plant em if you got em.
Sam

    Bookmark   August 12, 2011 at 9:58PM
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yumtomatoes(10a/FLA)

Thanks, Sam.

My neighbor starts his the first week in September like you do. He grows Better Boys. The reason I was starting a bit early is that the heirlooms seem to take longer to mature. And because I am impatient. I will start seeds again the first week in September and see if it makes a difference. I will just have to give the plants away but I should be able to find some takers.

Tom from Tampa (zone 9b) started his a month ago, but the crazy thing about Florida is that you can be only 120 miles north of here and the weather is a different zone and really quite a different climate when it comes to growing plants.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2011 at 10:16PM
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yumtomatoes(10a/FLA)

I just rechecked and Tom is in zone 10a, St. Pete, not Tampa.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2011 at 10:36PM
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yumtomatoes(10a/FLA)

My first little seedling of the season. It is Sungold - germinated in 4 days. I soaked the seeds before I planted them.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2011 at 8:06PM
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springlift34

Nice.

Sam has a good saying. Plant em if you got em. I have a Reverend who has a saying similiar,"Smoke em if ya got em."

The Reverend Horton Heat

Same idea and I fully believe it. It is the whole purpose of the tomato itself. There are ALOT of seeds in tomatoes, and most do not fail to relive.

Take care,
Travis

    Bookmark   August 14, 2011 at 11:44PM
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yumtomatoes(10a/FLA)

Well I have 5 Sungold seedlings now; they just popped up overnight. One is all the way to the side of the cell in which it was planted. Should I move it to the middle or just leave it be?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 8:10AM
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terrybull

leave it

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 10:58AM
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yumtomatoes(10a/FLA)

I am getting a pretty good germination rate - 6/6 SunGold, 6/6 Sudduth, 6/6 Platfoot, 5/6 OTV and 5/6 Landis. Is this typical for fresh seeds?

    Bookmark   August 19, 2011 at 7:31AM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

95-100% germination is normal.

Dave

    Bookmark   August 19, 2011 at 9:14AM
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