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VegiChik
Farmgirl in Training

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Sharon L
Gaylord MI
USA
26 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2020 :  12:25:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What is it about tomatoes that bring out our Farmgirl "mothering" instincts? Please don't tell me I am the only one who, while pruning my plants, sheds a tear over a stem that gets broken or apologizes for mistakenly snipping a stem with emerging blossoms . . . Sigh.

janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

995 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
995 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2020 :  1:15:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No you are not alone, my garden is small but I fit in as many tomato plans as possible. This year I have 18 tomato plants, 4 Amish paste, 4 San Mariano, and the rest are heirloom tomatoes. Yes I prune them, pick out the suckers, tie them to the support and talk to them every week week. This time f year I keep asking why they aren’t ripening yet.

Do you watch “Roots and Refuge” on YouTube? I have tried new varieties of tomatoes each year after seeing how wonderful they look on the show.

Jana
MJF #7110

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Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz
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VegiChik
Farmgirl in Training

26 Posts

Sharon L
Gaylord MI
USA
26 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2020 :  2:16:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have not seen that YouTube video but will give it a look this evening! We just moved to our new acreage last Fall so this is my first garden here. (Formerly we lived in town so vegetable garden was small). I admit to getting a "little" carried away this Spring as I planted all my vegetable seeds in trays & set them under grow lights; I kept saying to myself that there would be lots of room this year & I had ordered lots of seeds, so I just kept planting, & planting, & planting & filling all those tray compartments. It was not until I had finally placed the 50th tomato plant seedling in the ground the first of June that I said to myself: "Sharon, did you not remember that each plant has more than ONE tomato"?


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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

995 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
995 Posts

Posted - Jul 19 2020 :  06:27:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ha, ha, I love that story and I hope in the next few years to be in the same predicament (we are looking to relocate to the Pacific Northwest), as I currently live in a city of 90,000+ and garden in the front of my building. I see a lot of canning and dehydrating in your future with 50 tomato plants! I have been gardening for the last 20 years out front and although most of my neighbors love watching the progress I have a few that feel they can help themselves to my hard work each year. The funny thing is I do share with friends, family and neighbors.

Jana
MJF #7110

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Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz
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City Chick
True Blue Farmgirl

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Deb
Chattanooga TN
USA
1387 Posts

Posted - Jul 19 2020 :  09:50:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
50? 50 tomato plants?!! Wow!

I started seedlings on my screened porch. I couldn't bare to not plant them all. I have 3 in big pots on my porch, planted quite a few in the garden and still have 3 or 4 that need to go in the ground. Last week I was pulling a dead branch off one of the potted ones and it pulled a strip down the main stem off. I was sad and I did apologize to the plant. My husband thinks I'm crazy.


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VegiChik
Farmgirl in Training

26 Posts

Sharon L
Gaylord MI
USA
26 Posts

Posted - Jul 19 2020 :  12:58:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hope your “dream” move is able to take place! At a time in life when most of our same-age friends are retiring & slowing down, we purchased 10 acres of hard work: building a home & attempting to briighten this hilltop with flowers

& vegetables. Maybe even a fruit tree or two. We go to bed late & very tired, but also happy & feeling blessed. Because, you know, Tomatoes!!!

And Deb: Keep chatting to those tomatoes. Your husband may shake his head now, but just wait until the harvest begins!


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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14435 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14435 Posts

Posted - Jul 22 2020 :  9:44:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sharon,,, nope,, you are not alone.. I have been giving my Okra plants a daily pep talk! lol!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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