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Deb Rebel
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Your landrace and grex stuff is absolutely amazing, Joseph. First brags are for your stuff. These are the Short Season tomatoes, hoped to make opener day earlier with these. Have some over-achiever Black Pearls (aka the 'frankenmaters' for how they take over the world) that are fruit set already.

Hoping this year to introduce the locals to more varieties of tomatoes, different sizes, shapes, colors. I have at least 110 that are being installed today. A bit of late start but they've had uppotting to keep them happy and vigorous.

The Yellow and Red Stump, Hamonsita, starts didn't survive the era of power out and the blizzard but going to direct sow some. That flat my suffering better half (I was on a bereavement trip up north when the blizzard hit) forgot and left outside. He did miracles and saved a lot of stuff so I guess I can say those varieties aren't hardy to 20f.

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Lofthouse Short Season Tomato plant from seed
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Six plants ready to go out
 
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Deb: Thanks for the grow report. Too bad about Hamsonita. It's one of my (older) favorites.

 
Deb Rebel
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It barfed and ate that entire post as I tried to publish it. GRRRRRR

Updates so far, on the hopeful city truck garden that we are running. We are growing to sell, taking over from the last guy, who had such on a third of an acre and moved early this spring. More pictures to come of the screen house and the stuff across the road, in the meantime this is what's finally growing.

I grew beans in this area from Joseph Lofthouse and these survivors were dropped by the plants, overwintered, and survived plowing and transplant. Two didn't think much of it but these two are thriving.

Joseph Lofthouse Okra, first ones up. The red ones from John and the Clemson Spineless I inherited from the fellow that moved, hopefully soon.

Purple Tree Collards, propagated by cuttings. I ordered four, they sent 10, 9 tried to sprout and two of those didn't make it. Supposed to make 8-10 feet.
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Last Year Lofthouse Bean Survivors
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Lofthouse overachieving Okra... first up
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Purple tree collard
 
Deb Rebel
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Updating a few things...

The beans, those two are making like bean plants. They even get weeded. (have to, the bind weed is so vigorous I swear it'll slide a vine into the house, open the fridge and help itself to a beer pretty soon).

Lofthouse Short Season tomatoes, going in finally. They are going under moisture barrier with mulch over, and T-tape to water them.

Things are well under way. I have Supersauce tomatoes really putting the load on right now....
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Update on the Lofthouse....
 
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Landrace mixed Okra and unknown beans from last year, I had four plants, gently transplanted four and two didn't take offense.

I have some potatoes that came up elsewhere from last year, and will be digging those soon.  They got left in the ground last year.
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Survivor Landrace Mixed Okra, Joseph Lofthouse
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The two bean plants
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Lower in previous picture, closeup
 
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