[Market-farming] Heirloom Tomatoes

Tradingpost tradingpost at gilanet.com
Mon May 23 08:48:19 EDT 2005

With mostly heirlooms we're working with 3' x 8' beds, and all other
veggies in similar beds, slightly raised.  We're wondering if cherry
tomatoes can be set out closer than regular size or slicing tomatoes.  And
if so, how close, and will spacing affect irrigation needs. 

paul tradingpost at gilanet.com

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On 5/23/2005 at 8:06 AM Pat Meadows wrote:

>On Sun, 22 May 2005 21:08:18 -0500, you wrote:
>>Regards to the list:
>>This year, we're growing more heirlooms than ever before.  I appreciate
>>the information about tomato stakes for them.  Usually, all our tomatoes
>>go in one big field.  When we plant all we have of one variety, we
>>finish the row with another and on and on.  With heirlooms, should we
>>plant them in blocks instead of rows along with all the others or what?
>>Any comments from heirloom growers would be appreciated.  
>Unless you are planning on saving seeds from the heirlooms,
>I see no reason to treat them any differently.

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