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242WILLNOTDO
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9/18/12 10:46 A

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Good to know SDANLSON...maybe that's why I didn't get very many this summer. Pretty much everything went in late :(

Have patience with all things but mostly - have patience with yourself!

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9/18/12 5:32 A

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Grape and cherry tomatoes are examples of short day bloomers that may give you two crops per year if they are started early enough (or purchased) or just a fall crop if started later. I have some more little green tomatoes right now too. Romas and some of the yellow strains are examples of longer day bloomers and producers. I try to have some short day and some long day bloomers in my pots so I generally have something ripening through the season.


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9/15/12 8:38 P

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Wow, you're cooler than us! I'm jealous!

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Well, it's done!

I noticed some 'almost blooms' at the top of each of the 3 plants as well as some new growth at the base of each - with lots of nothing in between. I cut about 14in. of the tops and planted very deep. I cleaned up the bottom parts as well. I added manure and watered well...we shall see!

By the way, it is MUCH more enjoyable being outside now...a nice 66*...love it!

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9/15/12 11:54 A

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I'd try it! Are they getting enough sun? Maybe some fertilizer made for tomatoes to urge them into fruiting? emoticon Or since tomatoes will root from the stem, you could try burying them a little deeper also and not cutting the tops off. My husband always tells me "You never know until you try..."
Good Luck!

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I have 3 grape tomato plants that lived through the summer, but never really did anything as far as production. I am thinking about cutting them back and top dressing with some composted manure to see if I can get some fruit! I am in Texas - north of Dallas - any thoughts?

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