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Re: Direct Seeded Tomato Project
« Reply #75 on: 2022-06-19, 12:06:16 AM »
Hy william,
At placements or we expand compost we have often volunteers tomato plants and they are often more strong than plants sow at home.

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Re: Direct Seeded Tomato Project
« Reply #76 on: 2022-06-19, 09:01:31 AM »
Direct seeding tomatoes has worked well for me now for 6 years. Volunteers have been a little more sporadic, but I think perhaps now they are becoming more reliable. Though I also thought that might be the case a few years ago!
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Re: Direct Seeded Tomato Project
« Reply #77 on: 2022-06-20, 08:17:42 AM »
The challenge I've had with direct-seeded volunteers is that if they fruit at all, it's at the very end of the season. It might work for me if the varieties were very early, like Sweet Cherriette or Sub-Arctic Plenty.

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Re: Direct Seeded Tomato Project
« Reply #78 on: 2022-06-20, 08:28:46 AM »
It was volunteers doing that in 2016 that inspired me. Then it wasn't that hard here in zone 6A western Montana. It's definitely a later crop though.
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