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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 11:11 pm 
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Hello all. Well here we are, beginning of June. I forget sometimes how spread out we all are, some of you guys are harvesting already.
This is a giveaway for one Morgan Silver Dollar, raw and ungraded and here's how it works:

Sept 1st, whoever has the largest tomato wins !!!! (If we need to go later for Canadians let me know) But here's the catch.
You have to grow one larger than me to win. I don't have anything out there specifically meant to be BIG. Beefsteak is my largest type.

No leadshot sunk into the backside of the tomato. Honor system. Pic of mater on scale. You beat me and the rest of the gardeners on the forum, you win a Morgan.

Add tomatoes as you go, simply edit the post with your newest entry or make a new post. For instance, if you go out to the garden on the 10th of July and pull out a 1lb er, post it. Then if a week later you pull a bigger one out, edit the old one out. What counts is your biggest by SEP 1st. Good luck.

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1) Me - 1 1/16 lb.
2) Texasrichard - 3.52 ounces

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 11:59 pm 
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Cool beans CB. Very much in character for you to do this. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:06 am 
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:cool: thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:23 am 
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I'm in!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:10 am 
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Fun idea... I'll weigh one tonight or this weekend to start as we've been harvesting for a while now. Not to scare any of ya off but... Here's a pic of a tomato (well a slice) that I grew a year or two ago. I now have seeds from that same plant growing and right now the fruit are only silver dollar size. I'm expecting some of them to be monsters.... :cool:

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At the other end of the scale I grew this tiny little tomato last year. Sent some of the seeds to Ken and Todd... when it came time to plant this year, I couldn't find the seeds I'd saved for myself... :( They've got to be around somewhere...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:37 pm 
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here is my entry----------------- :cool:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:38 pm 
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or this n.........

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:49 pm 
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If only :D I'd say you come up with a 2 lb + and you'll roll.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:22 pm 
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My first entry... 100+ grams. Going to need a bigger scale :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:31 am 
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TBONE wrote:
or this n.........

ahhhh! its franken-mater!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:33 pm 
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Toe mato ta mat toe.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:14 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:50 am 
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Looks magnificent so far. That's one intimidating slicer you got up there on that sandwich. I cut the brandywine out of the picture here. Too many pests like to well up in the shoulders and create blemishes.

Here's a few of mine so far
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but those are of no concern to you guys. There's but a single plant I've took to making my bar setting project. :wink: :mrgreen: :shock:
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:03 am 
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that some type of beefsteak?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:24 am 
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Indeed it is. It's a little better at handling the muggy summers than the brandywine, I think. Being in a pot like it is though, it's only one missed watering away from death here come July and I'm just about to get into some fishing, so we'll see if they water it for me.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:04 am 
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I've got a few beefsteak plants as well but they are about a month behind everything else. I've been pinching off suckers and driving the energy towards the fruit. Time will tell.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:30 pm 
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I don't sucker them or prune in any way. I know there's a lot of back and forth on the subject but I've found the shade the extra leaves provide to be useful for keeping the plant alive. Further north, or with partial shade I might try it. When everything bares down here, I'm afraid using the technique might burn the plant up.

The one in the pot is pure aged horse with an aged chicken kicker. I'm not doing anything else to it.

It's really, really dry here already.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:19 pm 
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The pot was a failure. I guess I didn't have the thing set to drain, so I'm probably the only one in the state right now who kilt a plant by too much water. :lol:

But the field tomatoes raise the ante up to 13/16 of a lb.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:24 pm 
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I've got one I need to pick and weigh out this weekend. I'm taking home a larger scale... Hoping it's a pound but not sure...

That's a nice one you've got. :cool:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:59 pm 
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Brought the scale home... went out to the garden and... the big sucker was gone. I'm guessing it was in with the pot roast last night as I don't see it in the fridge either... :cry: Biggest ripe one I have now is only 9 oz. There's a couple more still on the grow that might give you a run for your money... but nothing huge in the prospects.


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