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by njoynit on March 22, 2005 10:28 PM
So how have better boy plants preformed for ya'll where its hot humid almost all summer and stays in 90s alot if not 100s& lows barely drop to 80.((yeah i'm really asking alot for my tomato plants))
I bought one celiberty,the same as grew last year,but doing inground which I normally don't do,along with my 6 pack of better boy.I wanted brandywine but walmarts not carrying that this year.I also sowed some marigold amoung them.

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by mom54 on March 26, 2005 10:10 PM
Well, lets's see, I'm in Coastal SC (zone 8). Last year we planted Better Boy and Better Bush. They both were outstanding!!! Best year we ever had. Don't know what the secret was but you can rest assured, they'll be planted again. We DID fertilize every couple of weeks with 10-10-10 as our ground is sandy. We get pretty hot here and also have high humidity. But anyway, that's my 2 cents worth. Good Luck [Wink]

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by njoynit on March 29, 2005 12:11 AM
Well I have high humidity year round unless a cold front drops in.

I've had them inground now for 2 weeks so will likely fertilize tomorrow.I also have a ant condo to dust tomorrow.I bought some cheaper ant stuff,but don't work as well as the higher costing stuff.

I got some seeds for a type that grows well in IRAN(the heat& all........)Its called a big red tomoato.I can't tell a thing the pack says....but it has pictures,so good seeds usually have pics on the pack.(Tomat/kpachbin bernkah)

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by Bestofour on March 29, 2005 02:08 AM
I plant better boy here in NC and they are great.

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by mom54 on March 30, 2005 04:08 PM
Never had much luck with seeds. I pay a little more and buy 8 plants. Four Better Boy and four Better Bush. Since there are just the 2 of us, I have plenty to eat freah, cook down, and share. Really got my money's worth last year!!!! [grin]

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by JV on March 31, 2005 03:31 AM
Good to here the good word on Better Bush and Better Boy Tomato's. I just planted some today. [Smile]

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by catlover on March 31, 2005 05:09 AM
I have always grown Better Boy's....in my opinion they are the best tomato!!! [thumb] I have never grown any tomatoes from seed....I always get a couple of 6 packs. I loooooooooooove tomatoes.

In the past I have found that digging in lemon/orange rinds and let them decompose underground where you are going to plant the next year a great success.....I guess they love the acidity from the rinds....and each year I move the bushes over one spot as to not plant in last years holes. When planting I also toss and mix in one handful of triple 15 fertilizer before planting.

Tried a few other varieties many years ago along with the better boys...but wasn't impressed with the taste/texture(meatiness)/skin etc.

I have never heard of the better bush....how do they rank compared to better boy tomatoes? Diseases etc.???? [dunno]

I was thinking about planting some Juliets as well...that is if I can find them this year.

I have been sick so haven't got my maters in yet. This weekend is looking good! [thumb]
[kitty]

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by mom54 on April 01, 2005 08:50 PM
Good Luck with your 'maters JV. Mine will be planted next week (hopefully). I'm in the same boat as you are "Cat". I've been down with an ear infection for a couple of weeks myself.
As far as the Better Bush go, they seem to be about the same as the Better Boys, except that the stems are really thick and sturdy. Still have to tie them up. The yield last year was great. I know I'll never get that much again, but I love growing them anyway. You're right, eating them is the best part. Rinse them and enjoy!!!!! [muggs]

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