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Just About Tomatoes  - 
 
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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Rajee Remadevi

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Brinjal..a snap from my vegetable garden....
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Nice, we call these "Eggplant' in the USA.
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Cecily Hedman

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Tomato Forrest
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Looks delicious.
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Rick G

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I need some help. I planted some peppers and San Marzano tomatoes, 4 weeks ago. My soil is MG organic potting mix, at 5 spade scoops, 2 scoops perlite, 2 scoops Vermiculite, a few table spoons of micronized Azomite, and 2 Tablespoons of Epsom Salts. I am fertilizing every 3rd watering with a half strength organic liquid fertilizer; Big Bloom 0.01-0.3-0.7. I am pretty sure I am getting enough light. I made a grow station with temperature controlled heat mats, and 2 grow lights. The temperature in my sun room stays 55-80deg F., and my soil temp is not lower then 63deg F. The plants get at least 12-16 hours of light combined ; Sun light/Growlights. I bottom water only when the top 1/3rd of the soil is dry. The roots looked very healthy when I transplanted them. Now my problem... The undersides of the leaves are dark purple as well as the stems. The tops of the leaves are yellowing and almost pointing straight up. My peppers are still looking pretty healthy but starting to get lighter. This is my 3rd year starting from seed and even though this is the farthest I have gotten, I a getting frustrated. Thanks for any advice. Thank you as well Gary, your videos have helped me exponentially. 
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Yeah, agree with much of the above, you are loving these plants to death. Too much water and too much of the wrong type of fertilizer way too early. At this point in the season I'd declare a do-over -- discard the affected seedlings and start again with better methods. No nutrient supplementation until you have two pair of true leaves, then use a dilute mix balanced for vegetative growth. Epsom Salt is an easy fix for a specific problem in mature plants yet is unnecessary for most soils . . . have you tested? Do you have a known magnesium deficiency in your starter mix? I doubt it.
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Bruce Goren

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Noticed this super nova of baby spiders on my Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit today. I'm guessing these are our friendly neighborhood Orb Weavers. Any spider experts out there to confirm or correct my I.D.? Thanks in advance . . .
#BabySpiders   #OrbWeaver   #Grapefruit  
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+Rob Gordon  I don't think we get that one here. Mine look like this -- https://plus.google.com/+BruceGoren/posts/EbtYMA49UDv  and this -- https://plus.google.com/+BruceGoren/posts/Asi7FBcpKfV
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How To Graft Tomato Plants using Maxifort Rootstock Seeds using Net Pots for maximum root development promoting even stronger rootstock for your Heirloom Tomatoes!
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Shelley Magner

HELP! Gardening Q & A  - 
 
Pictured below is Inchelium Red garlic, referred to as a "Artichoke" variety. If you'll look to the center of the photo, you'll see three stems growing from a single clove. To the left of it, you'll see two stems on another clove.

Since I'm new to growing garlic this year, my question is: is this normal? We planted 16 cloves in our flower box last October and have not had a single problem. I've sent an email to the supplier yesterday but what can I say? I'm impatient!

Can anyone out there help? Any suggestions?  Thanks!
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+Will Griffin I did that a couple of years ago too. If you ever want to go organic/non-GMO, check out https://www.filareefarm.com. We bought Inchelium Red (artichoke variety) and Chesnok Red (hard neck purple stripe). I can't wait to try them out :)
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Lavende L.

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An important read before the planting season gets underway! #savethebees
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Agreed! I understand that they are trying to sell healthy (or what appear to be healthy) plants but this category of pesticides is a step too far for the safety of our ecosystem
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Bruce Goren

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For those of you gardening in the San Francisco Bay area here is a great event where you can purchase veggie #seedlings, especially up-potted #tomato and pepper plants. This is the annual fund raising #sale by the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties.
Spring Garden Market - Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco
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Time to transplant those pepper and basil seedlings!  A quick, simple and inexpensive way to grow your seedlings larger and stronger before you plant the out in the garden!
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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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Rob Gordon

Seed Starting/Planting/Tending  - 
 
 
As luck would have it, I've been looking for potato seeds to plant for Autumn/winter, however they're not available as yet.
These potatoes here, are part of a 10kg bag for $7.50 I purchased on Wednesday from a fruit and vegetable store, however by today (6days), some had gone rotten and shooting eyes.
The bottom group here are the good ones, the top group are mushy and a little putrid, so these ones I've now sown into a pre prepared garden bed.
They're not the preferred 'Sabago' type, but they'll do for now.
The reason I plant potatoes in March, is so I can cut away the foliage by late July, otherwise a particular leaf eating ladybug arrives for the foliage of potatoes, and their nasty larvae offspring will destroy spring crops in September
By having no inviting greens in August, it breaks the ladybugs cycle.
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Tara Schatz

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If you've got little gardeners in your life, this is a great checklist to get them growing this year. The best plants, the best tools, and the best tips for making this the best season ever.
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Brian Utne

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Hey all, I was just wondering about something and was looking for some advice...

I have a lot of tomato starts right now, they're a pretty decent size, and I think they're ready to come out of their red plastic cups...the thing is that I live in the Pacific North West where it still isn't that hot yet. The temperatures during the day are high 50s to mid 60s and the nights don't go below 40.

Do you think I'd be able to plant my tomatoes in decent sized containers and keep them outside if I covered them at night? Thanks!
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Sure, why not?
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Trish and John's Gardening Channel

Introductions & Conversations  - 
 
This Page is dedicated to the people who love gardening from a Connecticut Gardeners perspective
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Chet Mitchell

A Tour of My Garden  - 
 
My 2015 organic vegetable garden - 700 square feet of raised beds, mounds, pots, & bags. Open pollinated, heirloom seeds only.
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I want to be you when I grow up. This is awesome. I love your approach in using compost tea, mulch, and microbes. 
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Nadia Johnson

A Tour of My Garden  - 
 
The peppers are coming!
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Growing so quickly! Enjoy them!
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carla temenak

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Hi, I'm Carla and have been watching Gary's videos for a couple years.  Love them because I am in Zone 7, MD too so I never have to make any "adjustments" to his advice!  Planning to more than double my raised bed garden this year!  Last year I canned a lot of tomatoes and tomato sauce--hoping to do even more this year.  Feeding my family of 7 from my vegetable garden brings me great joy!
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Trish and John's Gardening Channel

Seed Starting/Planting/Tending  - 
 
 
How To Graft Tomato Plants using Maxifort Rootstock Seeds using Net Pots for maximum root development promoting even stronger rootstock for your Heirloom Tomatoes!
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Got me a little basil forest from last year's plants. Not sure how many of the little guys will survive, but hopefully I should have more than enough. 
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Awesome. Basil is necessary!
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