TPS packets that I am sending out have 30 to 50 seeds. As I start posting about some rare seeds or special hybrids, the count will go down to maybe 10 seeds. I am not sure just how many of those will be listed. I would rather have my first year costumers work with a higher number of true seeds and learn from mistakes that I know will happen. TPS is a learning experience.
I would rather have my first year costumers work with a higher number of true seeds and learn from mistakes that I know will happen. TPS is a learning experience.
When I grew my first true potato seeds I started them under grow lights inside, and when it warmed up I moved them outside to enjoy some sunlight. Not an hour later the smallest little light short hail storm came along and snapped those little delicate stems. I just buried the broken off tops back into the soil. Most of them did fine.
The tomatoes didn't even notice the hail.
This year I planted the TPS in shallow soil, and am burying the stem as they grow. The stems are much more robust.
Great Basin silty/clay playa. Irrigated, high-altitude, super-arid, sun-drenched, desert garden. Cold nights. ~100 frost free days. Breeding multi-colored sugary enhanced sweet corn, cantaloupes, potatoes, watermelon, and moschata (butternut) squash. Grow much of my own landrace seed. Garden is 4 acres. garden.Lofthouse.com
So... what did you get?? It was a painful decision to narrow the list to 6 but I just ordered some the following TPS
Wendy, Are you trying to get me to reveal my seed fiend status to the public? Ok here goes:
Designer Roses Diamond Toro Gold Thumbs Huagalina La Pan Squat Orange Suytu Vilquina Tollocan Fiesta 1st Boy Boyko Gold Boys Will Be Lump O'Gold Lumper Mazama Blue Nordic JT Nordic October Orangutan Pokhipsie Yungay
Green Lantern's Lights Forest Fire Seattle's Woolly Blue Mammoth Dancing with Smurfs
Post by wildseed57 on Feb 17, 2011 12:29:25 GMT -8
Hi again Tom, I see that you and Rob have been very busy, Right now the only tomatoes that I want are Pennsylvania Catchfly and Fahrenheit Blues and maybe Cassady's Folly I will grow them for my Grand daughters as they love the smaller varieties. Can I just send you a check or cash as I don't used PayPal as I don't use credit or debit cards any more. If not I will work something out. I was hoping that you would have "Make My Day" or another heavy producer that had large tomatoes, I will wait for them and maybe grow them next year along with some of you potato seeds. It looks like I will be short on cash for a few months while I help get my brother back on his feet when he gets out of the Hospital, he came down with double pneumonia from the Flue and his heart may have been damaged because of his blood sugar going to high because of his diabetes, So I don't think he will be going back to work any time soon if at all. I plan to get him interested in gardening and growing his own food, unlike me he has never been one to garden even though he loves Tomatoes, peppers and potato's. he would rather take the easy way and just buy them at the market, already prepared in cans or turned into frozen fast foods. George W.
Last Edit: Feb 17, 2011 12:38:44 GMT -8 by wildseed57
Post by Tom Wagner on Feb 17, 2011 21:04:11 GMT -8
Learning to live with someone with diabetes and preparing sensible meals that feature many low CHO foods (low carb foods) means that many members of the family should also join along with eating healthy. Thank goodness for tomatoes....they are great low carb items.
There are many good reasons to learn about tomatoes and their benefits in everyone's diets. I offer two sites to read to illustrate my point.
Post by wildseed57 on Feb 19, 2011 12:54:29 GMT -8
Hi Tom, I really appreciate your offer, Diabetes seem to run in the family now. including my ex wife who won't eat a vegetable to save her life, thats why she has diabetes, I have been fighting it with nutrition for a couple of years now, and have had pretty good luck, with eating the right foods, My brother has been heavy since High School he's now 56, but now with his illness, My sister and myself can give him a lot of healthy choices, He does like tomatoes which will help out a lot, I knew at some point his eating habits would give him problems, besides the diabetes he also has Gout from eating way to much beef. I'm surprised that he didn't hurt his heart much earlier, I do believe that the right nutrition will help him a lot. one reason I was looking for some really good high production tomato that could hang in there all season producing pounds and pounds of tomatoes that have a lot of health benefits. PM me when you can and I'll send you my addy. George W.
Last Edit: Feb 19, 2011 13:02:47 GMT -8 by wildseed57