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    Default I have two tomatoes!

    Whee!

    They're about pea-size in nature right now, but it's fantastic that I even have a tomato! I have TWO!



    I'm sooooo happy because not only am I going to have tomatoes, but my lettuce and onions are coming in as I had hoped they would. I think this is a big sign that I'll be expanding the garden next year. I know it's only the middle of July, but this has me convinced that I can be a stellar gardener from now on.

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    Allllllright! The first tomatos are always really exciting to me too!
    Congrats on your success!!

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    I have two also. Maybe we have twin plants. I have several flowers I'm hoping grow into tomatoes. They grow quick too.

    Cat

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    Woohoo! That's an awesome feeling isn't it! You grew food!

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    Awesome! The first tomatoes are always exciting to see, hope you get lots more!

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    Congrats to the stellar gardener!! You are hooked!

    I wish mine would hurry up and get ripe.....the waiting is killing me!

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    Now I have four tomatoes! The first two are about the size of a large marble now and I'm getting all antsy, waiting for them to blossom and get all nice and red.

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    Mine have just started to get the first blush of color! Can't wait! (In a couple weeks I'll be lamenting that they are ripening faster than I can pick them). It's exciting to watch them progress.
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    Well our plants are not twins then, I still only have 2 and several flowers. We need rain here so bad.

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    Congrats!! We just got three on one of our plants so I know how happy you are!
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    Congratulations !!! You are doing great. My garden was horrible this year, no rain and more weeds & bugs than I have ever had.
    Oh well, maybe next year.

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    Hey MomToTwoBoys, how are your babies doing? I'm up to 5 so I'm satisfied with that. My husband kept thinking I wasn't going to get enough to pay for the plant but I'm ahead on that now. We are finally getting more than a 5 minute rain shower here and the plants are really drinking up the water. I think next year I will expand and do enough plants to can my tomatoes. This veggie gardening tastes so much better than flower gardening.

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    The six that I had are getting nice and fat. I discovered more babies this morning, so we're doing pretty well.

    I fed the plants some water soluable plant food yesterday along with some pulverized egg shells at the base of the plant. We have at least six spots on the top of the plant alone that'll breed about six or seven tomatoes a piece! We're looking at about 50+ tomatoes this year just from the one plant.

    The other tomato plant in the front garden has its first set of flowers coming in. I'm so happy.

    The two tomato plants on the side garden are growing but it'll be a long time before they get as healthy as the front garden ones. I also have plans to just put tomato plants in the front garden next year. With a maximum of 24 inches wide per plant, I'm looking at six or seven plants for the front garden.

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    Am a long time tomato grower, but this year I had to wait till after June the 1st to plant. As I went to Switzerland and watch my second son get married in a large castle, Chateau De Chillion. On getting back I put up a new electric fence plowed the ground and put in already flowering tomatoes. Let's see only put in 262 this abreviated season. But I had my first tomato, couple weeks ago, and the trickle should turn into a steam soon.

    The electric fence is because I live next to a County Park that has a herd of deer that has grown to over 400 in 2 square miles. The highest deer concentration in the State of Kansas. Yes last year I didn't get too many tomatoes, starving deer knock down and jump just about any kind of fence, This year I installed a Gallagher Fence, they said it would keep the deer out. I was doubtful, but it's working and I can enjoy the three fawns living down back. They mostly look at you before walking off.

    I'm new to this site so don't know much of the Jargon in here but guess I will learn it soon.

    No one appreciates a homegrown tomato better than I do, so enjoy, and guess what you'll get so good at raising them. They will even make your customers happy.

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    I bet they tasted great too. I have little tomaotes but they are still green. I have done 20 qts. of green beans though.
    taking one day at a time, trying to get rid of debt!!

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