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Single packs of seeds from 40 varieties of tomatoes are now on sale for $1.90 a pack. No shipping costs.

Heirloom Tomato Seed Bulk Purchased Seed Package
10 different tomato varieties for $14 Shipped
(Medium to Large Sized Tomatoes)

These seeds come from seeds I purchased in bulk. I selected bulk tomato seeds that will give you a great variety of medium to large sized tomatoes in all shapes and colors. Most of them are heirloom varieties. They not only vary in size, shape, color and taste... but also in when the fruits mature and how large the plants get. This a great way to have a variety of tomatoes in your garden. 

You will get 35-50 seeds per pack. Store them in a cool dry place and they will last for years.

Here are the 10 varieties of bulk purchased tomato seeds (10 packs) 
for $14.00 (shipping is included in the $14.00 price):

You can purchase them from my blog along with other seeds.
http://therustedgarden.blogspot.com/p/2013-seed-sale.html

Beefsteak
Indeterminate (12 oz.) Extra large, meaty and ribbed deep-scarlet fruit. 90 days.

Black Krim
Indeterminate (12 oz.) Brownish-purple to maroon colored fruit with green shoulders. An heirloom for the Isle of Krim. Sweet, mild and rich in flavor. 80 days

Bradley
Semi-Determinate (10 oz.) Semi-determinate short stake type. Features pink fruit with green shoulders. Great for southern growers. 80 days.

Brandywine Red
Indeterminate (12 oz.) Heirloom dating back to the 1870’s. Named after Brandywine Creek in Chester County, PA. Red fruits. 80-100 days.

Cherokee Purple
Indeterminate (6-12 oz.) Slicer type heirloom. Dusky pink-purple with darker shoulders. Mild flavor. 80 days.

Costoluto Genovese
Indeterminate (7 oz.) Once you’ve tried Costoluto you’ll never try anything else! This Italian heirloom is truly all-purpose. It makes intensely flavored slices with a scalloped shape. People also swear by it as the best flavored roasted, sauced or juiced variety. Good for home gardeners, market growers and chefs. 80 days.

German Johnson
Indeterminate (12-24 oz.) Old time favorite heirloom. Extra-large, rough fruit, pink with yellow shoulders. Mild, low acid and very meaty. 80 days. 

Mountain Gold
Determinate. (8-12 oz.) Yellow-fruited, superior in disease resistance. Released in 1991, developed by Dr. Randy Gardner at the North Carolina State Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station. This is not a hybrid. 80 days.

Paul Robeson
Indeterminate (7-10 oz. fruit) Another outstanding heirloom black tomato with unbelievably rich flavor. This is an old Russian variety that was renamed in honor of a great civil rights activist. It will be your best producer early in the season and during cool summers. 80 days. 

Pink Oxheart
Indeterminate (1 lb.) Firm, meaty, pink fruits with thick walls, very mild flavor. Large, heart-shaped fruits on indeterminate vines. 90 days.

You can purchase them from my blog along with other seeds.
http://therustedgarden.blogspot.com/p/2013-seed-sale.html
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KK!
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Cecily Hedman

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The storm blew over some of the corn and quinoa but the biggest damage was to the nearly ripe tomatoes. All the rain caused lots of splitting. I'll have to make some more soup before they get rotten. 
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At such times I think of our farmers , they suffer loss of crop and livelihood. Best wishes for your garden +Cecily Hedman​. 
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Stacy Q

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Both of these were picked from same plant together. Why the difference?
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Red one is older and probably had the least ideal growing conditions (temperature, water, nutrients, inadequate pollination or a combination of all.
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Deryck Lewis

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Pulled the first of the Potatoes today because I am inpatient... Rewarded with lots of little ones that will be perfect for Potato Salad!

#rooftopgarden   #containergarden   #growyourown  
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Like to boil the little ones and put butter on them. YUM!
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Jen Raymer (Jen's Blends)

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Look at the miniature bell peppers I picked today!
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And they taste great!
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Bruce Goren

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Not a pretty photo but I thought it would nicely illustrate the point. Our Cape Gooseberry ( Physalis peruviana ) is at peak production right now and Kelly's grand-daughter Coraline is quite fond of tearing open the papery husks to get at the sweet golden marble sized fruits. If you look down at the litter surrounding the base of the bush you'll see why this fruit is commonly called "Ground Cherry". When perfectly ripe the slightest wind dislodges the husks and they race to the ground like a game of yummy Pachinko. This time of year I gather up about a pint box (after husking) of fruit every other day.
#Fruit   #CapeGooseberry   #GroundCherry   #Physalis  
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+Will Griffin tomatillos are kind of sour and/or savory - great for salsa verde! Cape Gooseberries are sweet and best for jams and pies. Either can be eaten in salads. Tomatillos are grown as annuals. Ground Cherries can over-winter in mild climates like we have here in San Francisco, mine is several years old with a six inch woody trunk at the base.
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Cecily Hedman

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I had to dodge raindrops and a windstorm that dropped fir cone bombs on my head to get pictures of the garden today. What a difference a week makes in weather this time of year. Last week was hot and dry and this week is supposed to be cooler than average with lots of much needed rain.

Here is the garden this week:

1. The Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are thriving. The tomato/potato is still producing a few tomatoes from the top and potato blossoms from the ground
2. The leek clones that I planted are growing well. I cut the top off the volunteer indigo rose so that the fruit will ripen. I also planted some beets in this bed this week for harvesting this fall and winter
3. The winter squash are dying back and exposing more hidden squashes that I couldn't see before
4. The beans are starting to slow a bit and the plants are looking tired
5. & 6. The tomato beds have slowed a bit but are still producing lots of fruit for salsa, soup and salads
7. The cucumber plants are only giving me a few cukes here and there
8. Kale is doing great, the carrots are coming along nicely, dry beans are just about finished and the peppers are ripening up
9. Zucchini has slowed down to just a couple of pounds a week and I'm just waiting for the dent corn to mature
10. The gypsy peppers are mostly ripe and we've been picking them as needed. The lemon drop peppers are starting to color up, the ghost chilies are still green. I'm still getting a couple eggplants and the kohlrabi is doing well
11. Colorful rainbow quinoa with a multi-branched sunflower behind
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Our mystery compost volunteer turned out to be a dear little musk melon plant that battled against the Mumbai rains and winds and bore fruit for us! Watch and enjoy the fun we had harvesting and tasting this first ever home grown fruit😄😄😄
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+Ward New Yes it was!! Thank you for joining in on the fun:) 
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Potato harvest from grow bags! learn how to double your harvest with little effort and not need to fertilizer all year!

https://youtu.be/vVHADGKNx9M
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I am glad you enjoyed my clip. 
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Have you ever wondered if the methods, practices and products people recommend actually work in the garden? Make sure to check out the Testing Garden Assumptions Series playlist to see if we cant help you answer those questions! 

A week from today we will dive into the science of using wood ash in the garden!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5mfR-r4BXH3UTGH_3UAG6cB8NnlO8M1U
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let me know what you think.  I think you might be pleasantly surprised with some simple methods you can use to build the soil.
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*Follow The Rusted Garden on Twitter & Instagram. Please introduce yourself and where your garden plot is located. This tomato and vegetable gardening community is for NEW and old gardeners. Lots of teaching videos! Come ask questions and share. Beginners wanted! Show off your tomato and vegetable gardens from around the world! I am and avid gardener that enjoys blogging and creating videos about what else... Vegetable Gardening! I have made well nearly 600 garden videos. I enjoy learning from everyone else that shares this passion.
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Andrea Garrett

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Want to try a new eggplant recipe? It's a classic...Pasta alla Norma. It features basil, and gets a little kick from red pepper flakes and garlic. The sauce is rich and creamy...so delicious!
Trying to find a new way to cook that eggplant you grew? This recipe is a winner! Pasta alla Norma is a classic dish featuring eggplant, Roma tomatoes and basil. It gets a kick from red pepper flakes and garlic. The recipe ...
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Jen Raymer (Jen's Blends)

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My beefsteak tomatoes are turning color! 😀 so excited!🍅#tomatoes
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Stacy Q

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Look at what I picked today! 
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Well done!!
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Deryck Lewis

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Fresh organic vegetables for dinner from our rooftop garden.

#rooftopgarden   #containergarden  
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Good eats tonight.
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Jen Raymer (Jen's Blends)

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Cantaloupes are huge but no smell yet...🍈😜 #cantaloupe 
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Good aged horse manure with sawdust works well.
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Cecily Hedman

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Win an Heirloom Vegetable Garden!
Enter now for a chance to win one of two gardens worth of heirloom/open pollinated vegetable seeds! Why am I giving away two heirloom gardens? For three reasons: 1. I love to garden. There is so much satisfaction in growing and eating your own produce and I...
Enter now for a chance to win one of two gardens worth of heirloom/open pollinated vegetable seeds! Why am I giving away two heirloom gardens? For three reasons: 1. I love to garden. There is so much satisfaction in gr...
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Wonderful idea!
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Cecily Hedman

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Heirloom Tomato Soup
When you use high quality ingredients you only need a few to make a delicious meal. This simple soup has only three ingredients, but by the taste you would think there were more. Heirloom Tomato Soup 8 pounds heirloom tomatoes, cut into large chunks 2 table...
When you use high quality ingredients you only need a few to make a delicious meal. This simple soup has only three ingredients, but by the taste you would think there were more. Heirloom Tomato Soup 8 pounds heirloom t...
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basic gardening

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Today I emptied the pots that my seed didn't germinate in. At least I still have the soil. And enough pots for my spring seed. :-)
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+Eve Ramos I don't sterilise my soil.
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CaliKim29 Garden & Home DIY

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The most requested video of the summer from my garden: how to make Salsa Verde from garden fresh tomatillos! A quick and simple garden to table recipe that the whole family will enjoy!
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Glenn Morris

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The West 40 at Green Acre Farm...
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+Denise Puryear​.. Good question..I purchased the starters back in early March I believe..they were started in greenhouses and had a good degree of vegetative growth..but lay dormant for nearly four months..they were transplanted in late April..and began vegetation in late June..they hit a growth spurt when the weather warmed and stabilized in early July...heads began forming about three weeks ago on two of about twenty plants..so for me..in this climate ..at An elevation of 6,500 ft..I'm estimating 2.5 months give or take..but we have had a funky growing season this year..and even funkier weather...
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