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July 27, 2011

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plantman

You must try Tumbler then as well. You can grow it in pots. Sungold is also my favourite as well, been eating them for a few weeks now.

Paula H.

I just picked three pounds of strawberries yesterday (I think I've had about 10lbs. this year)! Today I started on the raspberries. I agree with plantman on the Tumbler tomatoes - yummy. And have I mentioned lately that I love those raised beds?!

Calgary Garden Coach

Sounds like it has been a good year for strawberries!

Paula, have I mentioned lately that I'm jealous of your greenhouse? Plantman, do you have a greenhouse too? As you know, I don't so I'm just thankful to have tomatoes in July. I do have Tumblers as well this year, with many green tomatoes on them so far but none ripe yet.

Janice

Megan

Wow, your edible garden looks so nice! Mine seems to be a little more of a mess, but that's what I get for trying to jam so much into one plot.

I am trying Tumbler out for the first time this year grown from seed (and in hanging baskets) - I have a couple of tomatoes that are almost ripe too (like you, it is my first year getting vine ripened tomatoes that I grew from seed so early). I also been having a great strawberry harvest and they still seem to keep on coming.

I'm sure you've mentioned it before, but what kind of cherries are you growing there?

Calgary Garden Coach

Thanks Megan! I have a Cupid, a Crimson Passion, and a Carmine Jewel growing at the edge between the Adventure Garden and "England". They are quite exposed but seem to do OK, although Crimson Passion died back to the ground over the winter of 2009-10 so I moved it to a slightly less exposed location last year and this year it has come back well but still has no fruit. I planted Cupid last year when I thought CP was dead, and the latter 2 were small when planted in 2008 so I haven't had much of a crop until this year so I am very excited!
Will keep you updated!
Janice

plantman

No greenhouse, but I do want to build a small one next month.

I was too busy this year so I just bought a big Sungold that had fruit on it already way back in May. I also bought the Tumblers.

Calgary Garden Coach

Aha! That is probably the best way to go for us greenhouse-deprived...
Janice

plantman

Tumblers you can now buy anywhere (hurray!) but only Garden Retreat seems to sell Sungold. They're cheap though - I bought a very healthy one gallon for $8.

Janice Miller-Young

Thanks!

Paula H.

I have had great luck with tomatoes from Garden Retreat. They are pricey, but they have a nice selection.

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