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Re: 2010 Tomato Roundup

I live in Las Cruces, NM. Zone 8 or Sunset zone 10. I grow all my tomato plants in Earthboxes and started the season with Brandywine, Tiny Tim, Sungold, Totem, Viva Italia, Stupice and Red Alert. They were all doing well until the triple digit heat hit us and I lost Totem and Viva Italia. I replanted with Mr. Stripey and an unknown variety that my dad got from his family in Kentucky. The heat is finally over with and Mr. Stripey is producing and so is Red Alert. I took Stupice out because it was putting out enormous amounts of flowers but only tiny tomatoes. Brandywine had a few tomatoes earlier but not much lately. Tiny Tim is beautiful, could be an ornamental but I don't like the tomatoes at all. Next year I'll definitely grow my favorite Sungold but will probably go back to Early Girl and Celebrity. I'm moving the Earthboxes to a spot that gets earlier sun also.