Joseph Lofthouse wrote:I direct seeded about 10,000 tomato seeds this spring, split between early, and late plantings. I searched diligently this week, and couldn't find a single plant that managed to establish itself.
I didn't find any S. habrochaites seedlings in the area where it grew last summer.
A lot of S. peruvianum seedlings volunteered this spring.
William Schlegel wrote:Are the S. Peruvianum volunteers still plugging along?
Todd Parr wrote:Forgive the ignorant question, but many of Joseph's plants are different colors than I am used to. How do I know when they are ripe? Esp something like tomatoes that I don't eat. If a tomato isn't red, I don't know how to tell if it's ripe.
William Schlegel wrote:
Lastly the green when ripe, yellow wen ripe, pale yellow when ripe, pink when ripe, and orange when ripe tomatoes in my garden this year- if it changes color it's getting ripe. This might be pale green to dark green. However the true test with tomatoes for me is to give that fruit a gentle little squeeze. If it's soft it's ripe.
William Schlegel wrote:Resulting giant blob of seeds?! Comparable to the lost 10,000 strong herd Joseph?