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 How Do I Prevent Tomatoes from Cross-pollinating?
If tomato varieties are planted in close proximity, pollen from one variety can land on the female part of a blossom, the stigma, of a different variety and lead to some or all hybrid seeds being formed in that fruit. This is commonly referred to
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 Growing two tomato varieties and still saving seed?
       • Posted by: nick_b79 4/5 Southeast MN on Sat, Sep 14, 13 at 17:35
              • 23 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Sep 28, 13 at 13:23
OK, so the past few years I've been experimenting with many varieties of tomato to see what works best in my climate and soil, and have narrowed it down to Siberian Red for an early-season crop, and Abe Lincoln for a late-season crop. Siberians r
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 Saving seeds, Genetics in individual fruit or plant?
       • Posted by: KGPoling OR on Fri, Aug 16, 13 at 19:34
              • 15 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Aug 19, 13 at 1:07
Hello everyone! So this is my first year collecting seed for next season and I have a very nice plant producing some delicious fruit but of different sizes. If I am to collect seed from the plant does it matter if I pick the biggest tomato fo
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 Saving seeds from a bad tomato
I have a ML tomato that had
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 Does growing your own vegetables save money?
       • Posted by: prairiemoon2 zone 6a/MA on Thu, Jun 19, 14 at 5:08
              • 39 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Jun 22, 14 at 21:21
The thread started by Raptor, asking for help as a beginning gardener, has me asking this question. How many gardeners are actually saving money growing their own vegetables? I find myself wondering if anyone has actually kept track of their exp
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 Can you save seed from a tomato that ripens indoors?
       • Posted by: clones2 on Wed, Aug 24, 11 at 13:25
              • 7 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Sep 20, 13 at 1:44
I always save seeds from tomatoes that ripen on the vine... Can you save seeds from a tomato that you let ripen indoors? Follow-Up Postings: RE: Can you save seed fr Return to the Growing Tomatoes Forum | Post a Foll
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 Cherokee Purple
       • Posted by: Hudson...WY 3 on Tue, Oct 15, 13 at 11:03
              • 50 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Aug 2, 14 at 0:24
The ripe tomato in this photo was picked a few weeks ago but the rest are how the plant looks today in our October snow storm in Wyoming - inside our GH. This Cherokee Purple is our last tomato plant standing - we planted the start in July - much
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 Does seed source matter?
       • Posted by: sue_ct z6 CT on Tue, Feb 18, 14 at 22:31
              • 16 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Feb 21, 14 at 20:49
I have noticed over the past few years since I started growing plants from seed, that the varieties that do well has changed in that short time. I found that Cherokee Purple, which had always done well for me, petered out and the plants got smalle
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 saved seeds to be grown (my 1st time)
       • Posted by: purple1701 5B Chicago on Thu, Mar 20, 14 at 17:43
              • 5 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Mar 21, 14 at 15:35
My kids had a blast helping with the garden last year, and one of their favorite parts was sprouting seeds in baggies. We had a prolific crop of cherry tomatoes, a ton of ginormous beefsteaks, and 2 kinds of roma-type plants, one of which was a hy
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 Blight and seed saving
       • Posted by: ediej1209 5 N Central OH on Tue, Jul 30, 13 at 12:01
              • 4 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Aug 1, 13 at 16:35
I am going to lose all my Estler's MLs to blight. I am just sick. This stupid rainy weather... I can't trim and spray fast enough, it's already spread to the new growth at the top. There are several large greenies starting to ripen toward the b
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 Have I fermented my seeds too long
       • Posted by: seedboy 9 on Fri, Aug 15, 14 at 21:48
              • 31 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Sep 3, 14 at 10:23
Quick question: I fermented my tomato seeds for almost two weeks. Will this negatively affect viability? I'm guessing not since they went undisturbed in a dark environment and remained under water, but I'm not sure. Follow-Up Postings:
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 Silly question about hybrid seeds
       • Posted by: HotHabaneroLady 7a Central MD on Sat, Mar 29, 14 at 13:58
              • 22 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Apr 2, 14 at 15:33
Today I attended a wonderful program put on by master gardeners affiliated with the University of Maryland Extension. One of the things we covered is the fact that if you save seeds from a hybrid, the plant that grows from those seeds will typica
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 Tomato from your own seeds?
       • Posted by: lindalana z5 IL on Tue, Oct 8, 13 at 18:37
              • 15 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Oct 10, 13 at 15:26
Do tomato from your own seeds, the ones that you saved previous year tend to be better? I.e. do seeds tend to acclimatize? Follow-Up Postings: RE: Tomato from Return to the Growing Tomatoes Forum | Post a Follow-Up
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 Do I have Brandywine?
       • Posted by: lindalana z5 IL on Sat, Sep 14, 13 at 21:22
              • 30 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Sep 27, 13 at 21:27
I have received seeds from a friend who got F2 Bradywine x Stupice from Carolyn some years back. Several people have grown it before and reported that it was rather stupicy than BW, smaller, earlier, bumpier? My pictures are not clear for some
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 Saving Heirloom Tomato seeds
       • Posted by: Gertrude1 5 on Wed, Feb 5, 14 at 7:08
              • 2 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Feb 5, 14 at 10:44
I've read that if you want to save heirloom tomato seeds you must plant specific tomatoes ten feet away from other specific tomatoes. An example would be planting Cherokee Purple ten feet from Black cherry. Does anyone have any thoughts on whether
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 A unique cherry tomato that I grow
About 15-20 years ago I wanted to put a cherry tomato plant into a pot on the patio of a house I was renting. There was a quirky health food store around the corner that had some tomato plants in pots and I picked one labeled
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 Fermenting seeds?
       • Posted by: lucille Houston on Mon, Jun 10, 13 at 21:40
              • 13 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Jun 12, 13 at 2:16
I suppose it is a little early to be planning for next year, but I'm planning to save some seeds so I looked up how to do that. There is a description of how to ferment the tomato seeds prior to drying and saving them. I looked at a couple of
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 Do you think it makes a difference where you buy sungold seedsS?
       • Posted by: prachi 6b (NJ) on Sun, Aug 11, 13 at 0:14
              • 11 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Aug 12, 13 at 17:00
If you think it does make a difference where do you buy your sungold seeds from? I've been buying sungold transplants for 2 years now and next year I am definitely going to start from seed. The nursery I buy transplants from sells burpee
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 Recipe Share
       • Posted by: gardengalrn 6KY on Tue, May 10, 05 at 22:18
              • 88 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Aug 19, 12 at 1:52
There have been several recipes shared recently and I thought it might be nice to post our recipes and/or ideas for what to do with our garden produce here in one place. Here are the salsa recipes submitted in a thread a while ago. I added a few
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 Vitality of plants from old seed vs new seed?
       • Posted by: californian 10 on Mon, Jan 24, 11 at 18:39
              • 8 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Mar 19, 14 at 10:56
Has anyone done any controlled experiments as to how well plants grown from seed over five years old compare to plants grown from seed from the current year or only a year or two old? I am not talking about just the germination rate or how long th
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