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Re: A Bumper Crop of Seed Catalogs

What about John Scheeper's Kitchen Garden Seeds? website is
http://www.kitchengardenseeds.com/. I ordered my seeds on a Monday and received them that same week. The artwork on the seed packets is beautiful and growing instructions are great. They have also taken the Safe Seed Pledge. I also like Renee's Garden Seeds. I like Park Seeds but the catalog hasn't even come yet so they are out of luck this year.

Re: 2010 Tomato Roundup

I live in Zone 5, Kansas City, MO. I gre:
Juliet
Park's Whopper
Big Beef
Celebrity

All of my tomatoes plants were doing well until a three week period of hot and dry weather hit. The Park Whopper was the only one that withstood the heat wave. The Juliet plant also hung on but did not produce as heavily as the previous year.

Juliet is usually an outstanding performer and I like to cut it's tomatoes in half, drizzle them with balsamic vinegar and dry them in the oven. I then put the dried tomatoes on a cookie sheet and pop it in the freezer. Once they are frozen solid they go into a freezer bag to be enjoyed throughout the winter. Yum!