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#1 Old 03-03-2006, 04:16 AM
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I'm growing many varieties of tomatoes this year:



Stupice

Subarctic Maxi

Glacier

Boxcar Willie

Mortgage Lifter

Super Sweet 100

Gardener's Delight

Opalka

Principe Borghese

Yellow Pear

Rutgers

Burpee's Longkeeper

Cherokee Purple

Punta Banda

Hard Rock

Sugar Lump





Has anyone grown any of these, and what were your results?
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#2 Old 03-03-2006, 11:52 AM
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I tried to grow Principe Borghese tomatoes a year or two ago! But I couldn't get the seeds started properly... they got to about 1/4" and then died...



I hope yours do better. I had been planning to dry them- they're a low-moisture variety that's supposed to be good for that. And they're not a hybrid, so you can save your own seed for planting if you want.

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I had pretty fair luck with Principe Borghese last year, though my soil was thin and rocky in the new part of the garden. This year I'll be growing them where the soil is deeper, so I hope they do a little better. As I recall I had trouble germinating them and getting them past infancy, so I only got a couple of plants...maybe this is just a trait they have, or maybe we both got old seed?
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#4 Old 03-03-2006, 02:48 PM
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I think my seed was a year or two old, yes, but tomato seed is supposed to retain its viability quite well.



This year I'm sticking with corn, beans, a small patch of wheat, and maybe okra. For herbs I'll grow dill, basil, maybe summer savory and sage. Dill and basil usually do well for me but last year I think I started them too late. The aroma of those two herbs drive me wild. Someone grew basil in a plot next to mine last year, and I often touched the leaves and smelled my fingers.



One herb I might try is lovage.

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Oh I love basil! I've had trouble starting it before, but this year I'm going to use a hot pad.
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