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Sat Oct 26, 2013, 08:54 PM

Good grief, I goofed again.

Tasti-Lee tomatoes are indeed HYBRIDS. But that's okay - I'm not prejudiced.

Bejo has the exclusive rights to distribute this delicacy but they're the wholesaler and you can't buy direct from them.

BURPEE carries the seeds, though. Have fun.

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IrishAyes Oct 2013 OP
Curmudgeoness Oct 2013 #1
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Sat Oct 26, 2013, 09:15 PM

1. Why don't you work to find some wonderful heirlooms.

Get with NRaleighLiberal for suggestions and possibly you can get some seeds to try....and then save and continue. You will not find a better source of information on heirloom tomatoes.

And don't worry about goofing. Just keep on trucking.

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Sat Oct 26, 2013, 09:43 PM

2. If you combined the eggs and lately, tomatoes on my face

You'd have a pretty good frittata!

Thanks, I'll contact NRL - I love heirlooms and devote quite a few pots to them. But somebody started raving about Ruskin tomatoes, so naturally I became obsessed with the subject and can't rest until I grow them at least one season. At least I stay organic!

All my food gardening is done in pots, partly to cut down my work load and also to keep things away from pests - including my dogs. Only once did I suffer an insect invader, a single gigantic tomato hornworm. I caught him in a jar and then let him loose on the ground where birds are known to congregate.

My first spring here I stumbled across a closeout sale of huge clay pots at a local variety store and bought all 20 for $5 apiece. Most were somewhere around 12-15 gallon size. When some of them finally started to give out from the harsh winters even though I covered them then, I turned them upside down and set the better ones on top for good elevation. Almost 8 years ago people swore I was a fool to buy clay pots, but there they sit today. The pots, not the people.

Since then I've kept a sharp eye out for big-pot bargains of any kind and now have more pots than the potting soil to fill them up. That will have to come next spring. And of course I scarf up pot substitutes such as double laundry tubs etc. Anything that holds still long enough gets conscripted as a pot!

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