My new moveable seed growing shelf!

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My new moveable seed growing shelf!
Hi All,
 
  If you've seen my swiss chard under lights posts you'll know that I was complaining that moving the container was a pain.  I've been dragging it from under the lights which is better than lifting, but still a pain.  I was thinking out loud a week or so ago about how nice it would be to have something on wheels.  Then I said - you know - I could use it for seedlings.  And wait, if it had wheels I could use it to move transplants in and out of the basement for hardening off.  Oh, and sides that flip down would be nice so the plants don't fall over while being moved.  Imagine my surprise when I found this in the basement!  Cool, eh?  I'm so pleased!  Big shout out to Nancy for her carpentry skills!
 
 

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 Wow, Beth! I wish I was your

 Wow, Beth!

I wish I was your neighbour! I bet you're glad I'm not! 

Would you be so super-kind as to give us this wonderful tomato recipe ***puuuuurrr---leeeeeze***?!

Or is it a family secret?

What a great project! I'll be looking for the photos when I can!

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I'd like to try Cherokee

I'd like to try Cherokee Purple sometime. Sounds like you've got quite a rep for them! Maybe next year. I look forward to hearing what you think of Early Wonder. Sounds promising for an indoor tomato. I considered Early Girl for my experiments, but it gets awfully big.

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Hi Gisette,   OK, Photobucket

Hi Gisette,

  OK, Photobucket now appears under the Picassa log-in block. I swear it wasn't there before!  Sample pix-

Yes, 42 tomato plants is a bunch.  Nancy makes the most awesome homemade tomato sauce from the juice we process each year, We've had some dissapointing results from the boxes of tomatoes we've purchased in the past couple of years (just because we want tomatoes to can doesn't mean we want the half rotten tomatoes from the field!!).  I volunteered to see if i could grow enough.  Nancy's Mom and Dad used to put up at least 125 quarts a year and I was involved in the process for quite a few years before her parents passed avay. We manage 35 quarts or so.  Anyways, with any new project I expect some "learning experiences" - mostly since we have a soil borne disease (Fusarium)  we'll see if Celebrity is tolerant.

Earthbox toms - 3 Cherokee Purple. 2 Marianna's Peace and a Tomatoberry.  Plus an eary Wonder in the old rubbermaid SWC.

I grow the Cherokee Purple for the plant sale because people come from hours away (Annapolis!) to buy them before the sale opens! It ain't rocket science, people!  But these are saved seeds from a hardy volunteer Cherokee Purple plant from my garden. 

  Tomorrow I transplant pepper and basils.....

 

Beth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wow, wow, wow, so many

Wow, wow, wow, so many tomatoes!  42 celebrity tom's worth of harvest to squish! If you're keeping all that, you sure won't run out this winter! How many people do you have helping you eat these? Here I'm making excuses for why I'm growing four.

What 6 toms are you growing in the Earthboxes this year?

I plan to give my mother a sungold for Mother's Day. Sounds like it's not a very well-behaved plant, but people love the cherries from it.

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Hi All,   Moveable

Hi All,

  Moveable seedstarting bench in use pix.  Yes, Gisette, many tomato plants.  This year project is to try and grow enough toms to process at one time.  I've got a spot prepared in the wayback for 42 Celebrity tom plants.  Determinant, disease resistant and  decent tasting.  We have a motorized tomato squisher/squeezer from Italy that (no lie -I've timed it) will separate seeds and skin from juice and pulp from a 5 gallon bucket of cut up tomatoes in 8 minutes.  And we run the toms thru three times to get all the good pulp.  Plus 6 earthbox toms, 8 eva purple ball toms for the garden proper and the requesite cherry toms (chocolate cherry, tomatoberry and sungold).   I also grow toms for friends/family and 25 Cherokee Purple plus 10 asst toms for the Charles County, MD  master gardener plant sale. Whew - I've transplanted over 100 toms in the past week.  No wonder my back hurts!

Gisette - no access to photobucket?  Here are the links to the pix-

http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq355/beth11_album/100_1121.jpg

http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq355/beth11_album/100_1122.jpg

http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq355/beth11_album/100_1123.jpg

http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq355/beth11_album/100_1124.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

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I hear ya!  I am semi

I hear ya!  I am semi coordinated - I swear. I used to play softball and could hit a mving object with a bat.  Give me a hammer with a stationary nail and I'll miss it two out of three times!

 

 

 

 

kevinhannan (not verified)
 Sighhhhhh.....   I wish I

 Sighhhhhh.....

 

I wish I could do stuff like that...my idea of DIY is to get a hammer and if that doesn't work - get a bigger hammer!

Lucky you, everybody should have a DIY buddy!

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For carpenter Nancy!!! Yikes,

For carpenter Nancy!!!

Yikes, you've got a lot of tomato and pepper seedlings!

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