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Heirloom tomato plants

by Jeff T » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:08 am

Anyone know where you can get heirloom plants. I know its to early for them but would like to find out if anyone sells them when planting time comes around.
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Heirloom tomato plants?

by Doogy R » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:36 am

Great topic. My g/f and I were just discussing tomato plants today. We were so fortunate to purchase a house 2 years ago with an already in place herb garden, now we need some really good tomato plants. Any help out there?
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Re: Heirloom tomato plants

by Robin Garr » Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:24 am

Jeff T wrote:Anyone know where you can get heirloom plants. I know its to early for them but would like to find out if anyone sells them when planting time comes around.


We got some great ones last year from Charlie, the tall, balding guy from Indiana who usually has the big space at the southwestern corner of the Bardstown Road produce market on Saturday mornings. As I recall, he has them early ... but you really don't want to plant them until after all risk of frost has passed.

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Re: Heirloom tomato plants

by Steve Shade » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:07 am

Jeff T wrote:Anyone know where you can get heirloom plants. I know its to early for them but would like to find out if anyone sells them when planting time comes around.


The neighbor lady brought a couple of heirloom type tomatoes. Way to early to plant but I did. Problematic that they will survive but they looked good and came from KROGERS.
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by carla griffin » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:45 am

I seem to remember Reardons in Crestwood having some last year.
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by amy lyons » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:50 am

Wallitsch on Hikes Lane had a nice variety last season.
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by Joe C » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:10 pm

You can also get some Heirlooms at Thieneman's on Blowing Tree Rd. - off Taylorsville Rd.
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TOMATO PLANTS

by Dan Thomas » Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:48 pm

The Mejier in Jeffersonville had a very large selection of tomato varities last year and I would assume that they will again this year. I had the most success with a larger purple fleshed kind that I think was Red Russian, but I don't remember for sure. Anyway, I think they were about $2.50 for each plant and none of them died and most bore fruit around the first week of August(I always put mine out the week after Derby). Good Luck. Nothing can compare with a fresh tomato right out of your own yard.
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Re: TOMATO PLANTS

by Doogy R » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:46 pm

Dan Thomas wrote:The Mejier in Jeffersonville


Rut roh. I love shopping at Meijer, but I bet this arouses some of the same feelings on this board people have towards chains and the evil empire of WALMART. Dan, look away from the dark side. Hey, take it easy, I am totally kidding. :lol:
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by Ron Johnson » Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:33 am

I've never shopped at a Meijer, but if you love it, keep shopping there. Who cares what others might think about it.
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BrandyWine Tomatoes

by Deb Hall » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:07 pm

Jeff,

I was at Lowes last weekend (off 22) and they had large transplants of Brandywine Tomatoes- one of my all time favorites. They are a large pink tomatoe- not pretty to look at ( they are real tomatoes), but incredible tomato flavor. They are also not heavy producers, but definitely worth the garden space. I grew them from seed under lights for years and I'm thrilled to be able to get transplants inow.

Regarding Robins' point: yes, it's way too early to plant tomatoes now, but...I've planted them in late March for years. I use a combination of planting in containers - being very , very careful to bring them in if the temp drops. I also swear by Wall o' Waters- they are a plastic warm - both protecting from frost and creating a summer-like environment for them to grow in in your beds. THey grow ALOT faster this way. Using them, I've had ripe tomatoes before July 4th ( some times as early as as mid June) planted from my own seedlings. I get mine from Gardeners supply (mail order)but they may have at the large Franks across from Mall St. Matthews.

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by robert szappanos » Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:44 pm

:D :D :D You tellem Ron :D :D :D
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by Dan Thomas » Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:43 am

Thanx Deb, for the great tips to enable me to have some early tomatoes...I love this site!
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by C. Devlin » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:05 pm

Not strictly on the actual topic, but about growing stuff,... Bill McKay in Massachussets has a wonderful little seed company devoted to Italian vegetables, herbs and flowers. He publishes a newsletter four times yearly and sends it out via email if you request it, and his web site is full of information about how to plant and handle and harvest the stuff.

A number of folks from around the country help him out in his seed trials, starting new types of seeds and reporting back with their results -- their successes or failures or what have you. And he has an Italian cooking page as well.

http://growitalian.com/
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by Mark H. » Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:43 am

You might want to call Garden Gate fruit market at 499-5275. They are on the corner of Bardsttown Rd. and Breckenridge. Last year they had dozens of tomato varieties and a great selection of the more common heirlooms. I raised the Black Brandywines last year and they were wonderful. Not as pretty as "store bought", but much better tasting.

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