Tomatoes

Trapper J

Carnivore
I also got some seeds from @Trapper J this year lost track of which ones but thanks again!!

Some of our varieties, Medusa is my favourite tasting so far this year! The large red with some green on top in both pictures.
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Congratulations on a great yield. I can I.D. some: first pic, top left is a Mortgage Lifter (pinkish and always gets "catfaced", the striped one (same pic in the center) is the Chinese Striped (may have crossed with something (usually small to mid-sized); third pic, Lemon Boy top left, and beneath it is an unripe Blue Beech heritage paste. Looking good!
 

Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
I have to buy seeds for next year. I grow in containers (EarthBox) in Toronto (hot/humid).
I want:
disease resistance
no blossom end rot
good taste
medium size.
Any suggestions?
 

stevebradford

Moderator
Staff member
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Only the best tasting, producing of everything grown this year and previous!

Of course! There will be some in the mail for you, don’t forget to contribute and check the seed bank for availability! I think our seed bank can be more than just carnivorous plants, also companion and garden plants!
 

coconut

Carnivorous Plant Addict
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Only the best tasting, producing of everything grown this year and previous!

Of course! There will be some in the mail for you, don’t forget to contribute and check the seed bank for availability! I think our seed bank can be more than just carnivorous plants, also companion and garden plants!
I have Espelette seeds, hot pepper but not too hot but fruity and fragance. If you want me to contribute to seed bank, let me know. Have other kind of hot pepper seeds too...
 

DaniL

Carnivore
I recently got one of these boxes to organize my seeds and it's been a game changer! Got some extra Tiny Tim/Micro Tomatoes and Biquinho peppers too if anyone wanted to try them out this upcoming season :)
That's a nice little organizer :) I invested in a photo organizer from Michaels craft store, and I love it. It's on the larger side, but I've tried several other systems (shoe box, photo binder, etc) and this one is ideal for a seed hoarder like me ;) I can fit several whole seed packets in each compartment, and having the different colors helps me organize by type (herbs, flowers, leafy green veg, root veg, toms, cucumbers, etc.).https://canada.michaels.com/en/rainbow-photo-and-craft-keeper-by-simply-tidy/10468242.html
 

DaniL

Carnivore
I have to buy seeds for next year. I grow in containers (EarthBox) in Toronto (hot/humid).
I want:
disease resistance
no blossom end rot
good taste
medium size.
Any suggestions?
I also grow a lot in pots. Toronto is hot in summer, but you also have a shorter season between frost dates, right, so likely a short season tom would be better than a long season one? For shorter season toms, I like Kyiv, Stupice (not a spectacular taste, but early and reliable, so I always grow it), Tasmanian Chocolate, Black Prince, and Jaunne Flamme. I have extra of each and am happy to send a few seeds if you'd like to try any of them. I've not had issues with BER on any of these, but that often comes down to how you water and fertilize.
 

Atom

Plant
I also grow a lot in pots. Toronto is hot in summer, but you also have a shorter season between frost dates, right, so likely a short season tom would be better than a long season one? For shorter season toms, I like Kyiv, Stupice (not a spectacular taste, but early and reliable, so I always grow it), Tasmanian Chocolate, Black Prince, and Jaunne Flamme. I have extra of each and am happy to send a few seeds if you'd like to try any of them. I've not had issues with BER on any of these, but that often comes down to how you water and fertilize.
Black Prince is a tasty tomato! I think last year was a rough year for growing some varieties due to the forest fires so I missed out on the dark-tomato-tastiness, but I remember that one being a favourite in the house a couple years back.
 

Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
I thought it was just me. I was wondering if the fires really set my tomatoes back (or maybe yucky Loblaws soil, never again!).
 

Atom

Plant
I thought it was just me. I was wondering if the fires really set my tomatoes back (or maybe yucky Loblaws soil, never again!).
I heard from a grower who mainly does tomatoes that it was a bad year for tomatoes and peppers. Oddly enough I had some soil from Foodland (Compliments brand) and I thought it might've been off as well. Hydroponic stuff grew fine, though flavour was still lacking on everything except the cherry tomatoes - who knows!
 

DaniL

Carnivore
Black Prince is a tasty tomato! I think last year was a rough year for growing some varieties due to the forest fires so I missed out on the dark-tomato-tastiness, but I remember that one being a favourite in the house a couple years back.
It's a very nice sandwich tomato. Here in the BC Lower Mainland we had an excellent tomato summer - long, hot, and dry - and I froze tons of sauce but we were very lucky to only have a few days of smoke that kept us inside.

I've been reading tons of fascinating studies about vermicompost tea as a fertilizer and foliar spray, and since I keep worms already I will be trying the it out this summer to see if it improves yield. I already tested this out on my new fig tree (by accident, without thinking) and brought it out of dormancy a few weeks ago with a vengeance, so can anecdotally attest that it totally works, lol.
 

Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
I've read that when you transplant your tomatoes outside, you should dig the hole so a certain length of the stem above the roots is buried. Does anyone here do this and if so how much stem do you bury?
 

Ertiocx

Carnivorous Plant Addict
I've read that when you transplant your tomatoes outside, you should dig the hole so a certain length of the stem above the roots is buried. Does anyone here do this and if so how much stem do you bury?
Yeah, tomatoes will root along the buried section of stem so planting them deeper can be a way to get a larger root system. I don't think that the exact length of buried stem is all that important, but I usually end up burying around half of the stem, or 10 - 20cm depending on the size of the plant.
 
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