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Nancy in Pátzcuaro

Gardening: (2016– )

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9 hours ago, heidih said:

On line (think Kenneth T in New York has ordered) is my local tomato person Laurel . The Berkeley Tie Dye was amazing one year. https://www.heirloomtomatoplants.com/

 

 

Interesting link!  I was attracted by Jutland.  I have no use for four plants (the minimum order) unfortunately and I can find no commercial source of seed.  Has anyone tried growing Jutland?

 

I did find contact information for the woman who supplied the Jutland seeds to heirloomtomatoplants but I don't want to bother her if there is a seed seller who has them.  I would love to compare Jutland to Mountain Magic.

 

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1 hour ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I was attracted by Jutland

 

You may find seeds on Tomatoville.com.

Jutland looks like a Vesuvius type tomato to me—there are several proven cultivars.

Piennolo del Vesuvio is one.

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39 minutes ago, DiggingDogFarm said:

 

You may find seeds on Tomatoville.com.

Jutland looks like a Vesuvius type tomato to me—there are several proven cultivars.

Piennolo del Vesuvio is one.

 

Thanks.  However Jutland is billed as a Dutch tomato and this sounds Italian.

 

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5 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Dutch tomato

 

Yeah, maybe!

Ask them for proof!

And how long has it been Dutch? LOL 

Folks rename cultivars frequently.

:)

 

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24 minutes ago, DiggingDogFarm said:

 

Yeah, maybe!

Ask them for proof!

And how long has it been Dutch? LOL 

Folks rename cultivars frequently.

:)

 

 

I in no way claim to be sure but Piennolo is described as a grape tomato while Jutland is 3-5 ounces, more similar to Mountain Magic.

 

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24 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

I in no way claim to be sure but Piennolo is described as a grape tomato while Jutland is 3-5 ounces, more similar to Mountain Magic.

 

 

Yeah, it's just one of the Vesuvius tomatoes. They're all similar in type but different in size, etc.

 

 

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Just call Laurel - she will not be shy about her take on it. First time I went to get the fertilizer she suggested the garden center said "oh the tomato witch?" 

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huh... Back when I ordered from Laurel's, I was able to order 1 plant.  I ordered a Goose Creek plant, and it was, by far, the best tomato I ever tasted.  And it was grown indoors (in the corner of my living room) under lights and a sunny window.  It provided about 1-2 tomatoes per day (perfect for the two of us) for months until the plant got so big I had to kill it. (It took over the whole living room).  Upon taking it all down, I found quite a few "overly ripe" tomatoes lurking inside all the foliage.

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I don't buy seeds on eBay. Too many fake seeds.

 

dcarch

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1 hour ago, dcarch said:

I don't buy seeds on eBay. Too many fake seeds.

 

Yeah, it can be dangerous!!! :shock:

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Y'all who are starting tomatoes, let me recommend Arkansas Travelers, if you can find them. My personal favorite tomato.

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1 hour ago, DiggingDogFarm said:

@dcarch Do you still have all the photos and drawings of your clever trellis system?

 

Yeah. I have improved my system.

 

dcarch

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1 minute ago, dcarch said:

Yeah. I have improved my system.

 

Oh! Cool! cool.gif

Will you please post about it!?

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1 minute ago, DiggingDogFarm said:

 

Oh! Cool! cool.gif

Will you please post about it!?

 

I will. Not for a while. I am busy building a few high power (300 watts each) COB LED grow lights. Got to get them done soon to start seeds.

dcarch

 

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21 minutes ago, kayb said:

Y'all who are starting tomatoes, let me recommend Arkansas Travelers, if you can find them. My personal favorite tomato.

 

My favorite - Ananas Noire 

 

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25 minutes ago, dcarch said:

My favorite - Ananas Noire 

 

I will give them a try.

Looks Like Baker Creek carries the seed.

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51 minutes ago, kayb said:

Arkansas Travelers

 

Yes, they are pretty good. 

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11 hours ago, heidih said:

Just call Laurel - she will not be shy about her take on it. First time I went to get the fertilizer she suggested the garden center said "oh the tomato witch?" 

 

Just spoke with Laurel and she was happy to hear positive feedback  "I feel taller" were her words :)

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On 1/14/2019 at 12:10 AM, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Mountain Magic

 

It occurred to me that I may already have a few Mountain Magic seeds.

I'm going to look for them within the next few days.

If so, I could start them extra early and take some cuttings. yes.gif

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1 hour ago, DiggingDogFarm said:

 

It occurred to me that I may already have a few Mountain Magic seeds.

I'm going to look for them within the next few days.

If so, I could start them extra early and take some cuttings. yes.gif

 

I wonder if taking cuttings is legal?

 

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58 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

I wonder if taking cuttings is legal?

 

if not commercial use it is 

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In the past I've explained my personal philosophy as to edibles in lawns rather than ornamentals—especially perennials (or annuals or bi-annuals that self-seed easily.)

I can't, personally, and with a conscience, bark about folks going hungry without promoting edibles as much as possible—not just talking the talk, but walking the walk.

I'll be adding several new things this year—unless I spiral in to a severe bout of depression.

 

The following one has me rather excited:

From Will Bonsall, at The Scatterseed Project.

"Dystaena Takesimana - "Wild Celery", "Korean Pig Plant" –a rare perennial (I offer seed) endemic to Ullung Island off Korea; edible and highly nutritious, I find it's flavour a bit strong though nothing like (ugh!) lovage – I've only tried it raw, never steamed; supposedly very valuable for forage, especially in very early spring. Collected by my late friend Prof. Elwyn Meader during the post-war occupation of Korea; he claimed it produced more valuable fodder per-acre than alfalfa; also very valuable as a nectiary."

 

Will told me that it's very hardy!

He's sending me some seeds!

 

"I find it's flavour a bit strong though nothing like (ugh!) lovage."

I'm extremely happy to hear that it's not like lovage—'celery' on STEROIDS! LOL :laugh:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Can we talk nasturtiums? The seed capsules pickled like capers, the leaves as a spicy green, and the flowers in salad. No work - just a bit of seasonal rain :)  Even though the gardeners ripped mine out the seeds fell and with the bit of rain we had they are thriving. Had some tender young leaves in soup the other day.

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I love nasturtiums. Unfortunately, they don't do well in our climate...except, possibly, for the very dedicated gardeners in my area. I am not one of those, at present. But they are delightful to look at and a nicely versatile table addition.

 

I must speak up for lovage...yes, it is celery on steroids. What's not to like? :raz:

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