[tomato] Oregon Spring Tomato's

Thomas Giannou (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Sat, 27 Feb 1999 17:01:40 -0800

Has anyone on this list had any experience growing Oregon Spring Tomato's?
Before I try them, I'd like to know if anyone has any experience with
them... no sense bothering if they have a bad rep.  If anyone has grown and
eaten them, I would appreciate your comments.


Thomas Giannou
-----Original Message-----
From: Kuczwanski@aol.com <Kuczwanski@aol.com>
To: Tomato@GlobalGarden.com <Tomato@GlobalGarden.com>
Date: Saturday, February 27, 1999 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: [tomato] Tomato Digest V1 #154

>A look at your list and a little knowledge of chemistry and biology will
>you that all of these necessary ingredients are minerals.  As I mentioned
in a
>previous post, it is a little known fact that plants don't just slurp these
>things up all by themselves.  They use mycorrhiza.  The mycorrhiza may or
>not be available in the manure.
>I got this from Louis' link contribution:
>Did you know that rodents play an important role in natural dispersal of
>mycorrhizal fungi? Both ectomycorrhizal (ECM) and vesicular-arbuscular
>mycorrhizal (VAM) fungi get a free ride from rodents!
>Some of the helpful creatures include squirrels, voles, gophers, pocket
>and kangaroo rats. Even so, other kinds of animals, especially earthworms,
>be the best vectors.
>You should also know that if you pluralize the word as Mycorrhizae you can
>spell it out to the tune of  the Mickey Mouse Club March!
>Linda Kuczwanski
>In a message dated 2/27/99 6:44:15 PM Central Standard Time,
>Byron.Bromley@gsd-co.com writes:
> According to Readers Digest book of Organic Gardening by Geoff Hamilton
> the average plant needs the following to grow properly
> Nitrogen 1.5%            Iron 0.01%
> Phosphorus 0.15%         Zinc 0.002%
> Potassium 1.5%           Copper 0.00006%
> Magnesium 0.2%           Magaganese 0.005%
> Calcium 0.5%             Boron  0.002%
> Sulphur 0.1%             Molydbenum  0.00001%
> Some plants require a little more or less nitrogen or a little
> more or less phosphorus than others. If all this is avaiable
> should have no problem growing what you want. All of it is
> avaiable in manure. With most commercial fertilizers you need to
> add some magnesium.
> As long as the soil is at the right pH plants will absorb all these
> nutiments and give you the maximum growth and friut
> Byron >>