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It might be too late for your area Norma, but why not start some anyway? I'll have plenty of seed for spring...and you can start them in peat pellets and seed trays in time for an early spring planting.
http://www.garden.org/articles/articles.php?q=show&id=68http://bonnieplants.com/2011/07/tomato-plants-not-setting-fruit-heres-why/Even though I do not know a lot about pizza, except that it is good, even when it is bad, I can be a pretty decent gardener when I put my mind to it. I knew both of the above about tomatoes and thought I would let you all know, too. Bees, or lack of, can be a factor, but temps in other parts of the country contribute. Even though I know all this, I still am getting the blossom end rot on my San Marzanos. This is the first year I have grown them, but, I bastardized an Earth Box, no bottom plate, water wicking soil and no top cover. So I have to water them deeply. every. single. day. 2 plants in there and they are going totally nuts, not sure what I will do to tie them up. Being this is Seattle, they will probably go fairly late in the year. In the past I have had cherry tomatoes get so top heavy they blew over in a good breeze, and they were is a good sized pot. reeter
stonecutter,I have no problem with starting some of your seeds now. Do you recall how long it was from the time you planted the seeds in peat pellets until you had ripe organic San Marzanos? I will save some of your seeds for a early spring planting.Thanks again!Norma
Norma,I didn't write it down, but based on the dates of some posts on the other forum I'd say 6-8 weeks from seed to first harvest.