Saturday, September 26, 2009

T&M Gardener Success Story

We received a very nice e mail from Suzanne in Oregon who wanted to tell us about her success with our Vita Sementi Tomato 'Costoluto Genovese' as well as 'Brandywine' and 'Super Marmande'

Suzanne writes ....

Last spring was my first attempt at growing tomatoes from seed. I took advantage of a free shipping offer and purchased Brandywine, Super Marmande and Constoluto Genovese. I live in an area where the soil does not warm up until late May.

Germination was very successful, and by mid-May, I had over almost 30 3-4' tall plants in my small greenhouse, most in flower, with Constoluto Genovese setting fruit. My garden is small, and I was able to give tomato plants to co-workers, relatives and friends. One friend has an ideal spot for them - on the south-facing side of a metal building that receives no shade. He has been giving friends and customers tomatoes from all three varieties. Brandywine was the last to set fruit and have ripened in the last 10 days or so. I've also been providing tomatoes to friends, co-workers and neighbors.

Though by this time of year, I am weary of watering during our dry summers, I can hardly wait until next spring to try a couple of different varieties. I experience such a thrill from growing plants from seed. It is a miracle to me to watch a small dry seed germinate and grow into a thriving, productive plant.

Congratulations on your tomato success story Suzanne. We appreciate the feedback! And we're sure your friends, co-workers and neighbors appreciated your tomato crop. We hope you are just as successful next growing season.


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