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Marianna's Heirloom Seeds - 2017 Catalog - Over 2,500 Varieties Online!

Mariseeds.com has over 5000 seed varieties in inventory, if you don't see it & need it, CLICK HERE to ask for it.

 

 

 

Marianna's Heirloom Seeds is your open-pollnated online source for heirloom tomato seeds, tomato plants and heirloom vegetable seeds with over 3500 seed varieties in our store. Be sure to also check our our live plants in the online store here at mariseeds.com.

 

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Do you have any great photographs of your organic tomatoes you have grown from Marianna's seeds or plants?  Many of you have written about winning ribbons at fairs , or maybe you might like to tell other gardeners what your favorite varieties are and why.  

 

We would love to have some photographs of you and your tomatoes, your garden,  and unique gardening ideas you may have come up with.  So please send them in and we'll enjoy sharing them with all of our friends here at Marianna's. Check out the articles below, the testimony photos submitted are posted for your enjoyment.

Hello Heirloom Gardeners,

Welcome to Marianna's Heirloom Seeds 2017 Catalog.

At Mariseeds.com, we've had another great growing season and are happy to offer many more new varieties than last year.  We offer a wide variety of tomato, pepper and eggplant seeds and starter plants. If you are looking for tomato seeds, tomato starter plants or even great peppers and eggplants to grow, you have come to the right place. You will find them all here, seeds for heirloom tomatoes, peppers and eggplants of all kinds. 

 

Marianna's uses only natural growing methods to provide you the very best possible heirloom garden seeds.  All seed is untreated. Our stand is firm in opposing genetic engineering. "I grow using organic methods, but am not certified".  No "GMO" or "hybrid" seeds here, the plants you produce will give good seed for generations. This  also means you get the best tasting vegetables from our seed, seedlings and plants directly to your garden.  The heirloom seed nursery is open to the public including great tasting parties you won't want to miss.

 

Our seeds come with a satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are not totally satisfied, you will receive a replacement or a refund.

All tomato seed packets contain 25 seeds minimum, peppers 20 seeds.  Most will contain 25-40 seeds unless stated in its description in the catalog.

Thanks to all of our loyal customers and happy growing to all.

See Ya In The Garden,

www.Mariseeds.com

 

 

Plant Sale

 

There will be no plant sales at the farm this year.- 2017 Internet plant sales only. Must be received no later than February 28th 2017

 

Hundreds of folks returned this past spring to purchase plants from Tennessee and the surrounding area and it's very exciting to know that more and more people are able to experience growing these wonderful, great tasting heirlooms! 

 

COLOR CHART

Heirloom tomato NAMES may not reflect actual tomato COLORS.  To help identify true tomato colors try using our color chart.

 

Anthocyanin Fruit

Anthocyanin

Anthocyanin pigments are responsible for the red, purple, and blue colors of many fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, and flowers.  They have long been the subject of investigation by botanists and plant physiologists because of their roles as pollination attractants and phytoprotective agents.  Anthocyanin is seen mostly on the skin and outer flesh of the fruit. Can be any flesh color or skin type.

Brown, Black or Chocolate

Brown (AKA Black or Chocolate)

Persistent chlorophyll, ripe fruit purplish-brown color with yellow skin. Flesh tones can vary from variety to variety but should be close to the pictured example.

Fruit Stripe Tomatos

Fruit stripe (Fs)

Fruit stripes = dark green radial stripes opposite the fruit locules that tend to fade as the fruit matures. An example would be the tomato called "Indian Stripe"

Green & Red Bi-color

Green & Red Bi-color

Green when ripe fruits with parts of fruit flesh that turn red. The fruit exterior can look like a typical green when ripe or have red flesh that is visible through the skin. Clear or yellow skin.

Green Stripe (gs)

Green Stripe (gs)

Green stripe (gs) = irregular green stripes in skin of unripe fruit. When fruit ripens the stripes will either stay green or turn yellow depending on variety.
 

Green When Ripe

Green When Ripe

Persistent chlorophyll, ripe fruit remains green when ripe. Clear or yellow skin.

Orange Tomatoes

Orange

Fruit flesh orange colored. Clear or yellow Skin. Flesh tones can vary from variety to variety but should be close to the pictured example.

Pink Tomatoes

Pink

Pink tomatoes and red tomatoes share one thing in common, red flesh. Flesh tones will vary among varieties. Pink tomatoes have clear skin.

Purple Tomatoes

 

Purple

Persistent chlorophyll, ripe fruit purplish color with clear skin. Flesh tones can vary from variety to variety but should be close to the pictured example.

Red Tomatoes

 

Red

Red tomatoes and Pink tomatoes share one thing in common, red flesh. Flesh tones will vary among varieties. Red tomatoes have yellow skin.

Red & Yellow Bi-color

Red & Yellow Bi-color

Red in yellow flesh. Clear or Yellow skin. Flesh tones can vary from variety to variety but should be close to the pictured example.

Tri-color or Multi-color

Tri-color or Multi-color

Red in yellow flesh with persistant chlorophyll creating multiple colors in the flesh of the tomato. Clear or Yellow skin. The TIE-DYE is for humor but at the same time to represent the awesome Berkeley TIE-DYE. The tomato pictured is Captain Lucky.

White Tomatoes

 

White

Pale yellow almost "white" fruit, with clear skin. Flesh tones can vary from variety to variety but should be close to the pictured example.

Yellow Tomatoes

Yellow

Yellow color of ripe fruit flesh with clear or yellow skin. Flesh tones can vary from variety to variety but should be close to the pictured example.

   

 

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Spring Sale - Pick-up seeds and live plants at the ranch.

 

We will be having our Spring Plant Sale again at the ranch starting March 31st through June 2nd 2013.

 

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Hundreds of folks returned this past Spring to purchase plants, it's very exciting to know that more and more people are able to experience growing these wonderful, great tasting heirlooms!

 

 


 

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Pick 6 Live Plants

We are thrilled to offer this extensive list of transplants for our customers!   These are the very same varieties we sell here at the farm each Spring and therefore are my personal favorites.  There are hundreds to choose from so take your time and pick any varieties that sound good to you. Detailed descriptions and photographs are in online catalog for most varieties. If you prefer not to receive a similar substitute for sold out varieties, order EARLY !!!

 

 

 

CHOOSE YOUR PLANTS BELOW

Simply print a blank order form CLICK HERE.

 

LOTS OF SIX ONLY, WITH A MINIMUM OF SIX PLANTS !

 

You can mix or match tomatoes, sweet peppers, chile peppers or eggplants.

How to Grow Competition Tomatoes

 

Much has been written about growing giant tomatoes, but one of the very best sources is the book, "Giant Tomatoes" by Dr. Marvin Meisner. Dr. Meisner also offers information about this subject at The Tomato Depot, the best online tomato forum. 

 

How to Grow Competition Tomatoes

by Dr. Marvin Meisner

 

Growing in Containers

 
Growing tomatoes in containers is an alternative to growing them in the ground for those who, for whatever reason, cannot have a regular garden. Make no mistake though, the results from growing tomatoes in containers might be acceptable to some but will never be equal or better than those obtained from an actual garden plot.
 
Growing tomatoes in containers differs greatly from growing in actual garden plot.  It’s a whole different ball game. To begin with, the watering and fertilizing techniques are nowhere near the same as those employed in a backyard garden. Also, container plants must have much better soil aeration and drainage. This being the case, the particles in their growing medium will be considerably larger than those usually found in garden soil. In addition, growing organically in containers is far less viable as container plantings need fertilizers that are available immediately and cannot rely on nutrients made available by the breakdown of organic materials in the container. To be successful you will have to adopt some new techniques that differ mightily from those employed in an in-ground garden.
 
Any variety of tomato can be grown in a container but the crowding of roots will likely cause a reduction in the size of the tomatoes grown, especially the giant varieties, unless, of course, the container is quite large. Indeterminate tomatoes can get tall and bushy in larger containers, and so, plant support will be an issue. Despite all the limitations, total crop size can be significant and the taste will be there, particularly when compared to what is available at the grocery store.
 
Choosing your Location
Sunlight is important for the growth of all plants, and this includes your container-grown tomatoes. Be sure to place your plants in a sunny area. Tomatoes require 6-8 hours of direct sunlight a day for optimum growth and production. However, when temperatures are high, it is beneficial for the plant to gets some afternoon shade. Try to choose a spot that is sheltered from wind, as strong gusts can damage new plants, will dry the soil out quickly and might blow the plants over. Once you have selected the area for your tomatoes, it is time to start preparing the containers. Keep in mind that since your plants are in containers, and not the ground, they are mobile.
 
Selecting a Container
What containers should you use and how big should they be? The choices are unlimited and range anywhere from a bucket to a barrel. A 5 gallon container provides what is considered to be the minimum space for a tomato plant’s root system. Don’t try anything smaller. Lots of tomatoes are successfully grown in 5 gallon buckets but anything smaller is certain to result in root crowding. 5 gallon buckets are cheap and easily obtainable. You can purchase them at any garden outlet store. Bigger is better but if you are limited by space or finances, 5 gallons will do. I suggest bigger with 30 gallons as probably the upper reasonable limit.
 
There are many possibilities beyond traditional flower pots or buckets for your container garden. Consider the large variety of buckets, half barrels, barrels, window boxes and other containers available. Use your imagination. Recycle some of the containers you have around your house. Keep your eyes open for other people’s discards. Also keep in mind that light colored containers are your best choice since in hotter climates the darker the container the more heat it absorbs and the more likely the roots will burn or the plants will dry out.
 
Proper drainage is important to prevent root rot. By drilling holes in the bottom of your container you will allow for this. A hole about ½ to ¾ inches in diameter is sufficient. You will need at least 4 holes per container, more if it is a large container. The holes should either be in the bottom of the container or low on the sides. Holes low and on the sides will allow you to use your finger to test the moisture level. If necessary, you can cover the holes with screen to prevent soil from falling out.
 
 Do not sit your containers on bare ground. By keeping them off the ground you will prevent disease from potentially entering and destroying your tomato plants. Sitting the pots on plastic or on a board will suffice. Don’t use dish-like containers as they will hinder proper drainage from the pot. If you are using something that has been used previously for other plants it is important to scrub it out well before use. This will remove any diseases that might be present from the prior residents.
 
Choosing a Growing Medium
After choosing your container, you will need to decide what you are going to use as a growing medium. Most growers would agree that a special soil mix is necessary for successfully growing in containers. Soil from your garden, if you have one, will not do. Many use packaged growing materials purchased from their local gardening center. These are highly developed to give your plants everything they need. Commonly used brands include Miracle Grow Potting Mix and Premier Pro-Mix container soil. There are many others on the market.
 
The basic ingredients of soil-less potting mixtures usually include organic material such as peat moss, redwood sawdust, hardwood bark, pine bark, plus other materials as vermiculite, perlite, pumice, and sand, in different combinations and ratios depending on the product. These mixtures all have several things in common. They allow for fast drainage after watering. They retain air and they retain an appropriate amount of moisture. They do so to different degrees depending on their exact makeup. Regular garden soil is far too dense and does not drain properly, hold enough air, or retain enough moisture for container gardening and so is not recommended. Whatever you use in your pots must be fertile and loose so that the roots can develop to their maximum potential in the limited space available. Regular garden soil, simply put, does not measure up.
 
Planting
Plant your tomato plants deep in the containers, at least to the first set of leaves. Better yet, depending on the size of your plants, you might remove the first set of leaves and plant to the second set. New roots will develop along the stems under the soil leading to stronger roots and a healthier plant. Plants grown in containers can be started earlier as you can always bring them inside if there is danger of frost. Be sure to water your plants right after planting.
 
Watering
The most important technique you need to develop, if you want to successfully grow tomatoes in containers, is when and how to water. The goal of watering in container gardening is to saturate the soil. You must apply enough water to at least dampen the entire soil mass in the container. Also you need to know exactly when to water and this is not as simple as you might think. There is a huge tendency to overwater.
 
Exactly when do the plants need water? This is dependent on the growing mix you are using, the weather you are having and the kind of container you chose. You definitely do not want your plants to wilt. There are many ways to decide if it is time to water. Here is one that works. You simply check the water level in your container using a dowel rod. Sharpen a 5/16 inch dowel rod in a pencil sharpener. Push the tip of the rod down to the bottom of your container. If it comes out cool or damp, there is no need to water. If it is dry, then water. Try to use the same hole each time you insert the rod so as not to disturb the roots. With a little practice you will know exactly when to water.
 
Some people like to use moisture meters. You stick the meter rod down into the soil and take a reading. This is better than nothing but understand that water meters measure how much electricity will flow through the soil and are a more accurate measure of conductivity than moisture levels. Still, a moisture meter is better than nothing. You could also use your finger. Stick your finger in a drainage hole to see if it feels moist; this is why side drainage holes were recommended. But don’t depend on this totally to tell you when to water as there can be a lot of difference between the top, middle and the bottom of the container. You could also pick up the container to see what it weighs. This would give you an indication of whether the container is wet or dry.
 
Now that you know the plant needs water, we’ll move on to the watering technique. This will most likely be different than anything you have ever done as far as watering. Use a one or two gallon watering can depending on your strength. As you will note below, the water will already have diluted fertilizer present. The growing medium should be so porous that the water disappears immediately into the mix as quickly as it is applied. If it takes longer than 30 seconds to disappear, your growing medium is too dense. The water should move quickly down through the soil. Wait a few minutes and then add more water until you see 10 to 15 % of the water you have added leaching out through the holes in the bottom of the pot. This prevents salt accumulation in your container by flushing salts from the soil. It is not necessary to flush the soil vigorously each and every time you water but the soil should be porous enough that you can do so whenever you like.
 
Tomato plants must not be allowed to dry out, and outside containers dry out much more quickly in the summer than soil in the garden. During hot weather, you might have to water every day, and, in really hot weather, July and August, maybe more than once a day. To prevent containers from drying out when it is really hot, you may have to move them into the shade or to a spot where they will be shaded partially during the heat of the day. In cool weather you may only have to water every few days.
 
When you do water, be careful not to wet the plant's foliage, as this increases the chances of mold and spreading diseases from the soil to the leaves. Instead, just water the soil directly with a watering can which will also give you an idea of just how much water you are using. It is better to water in the morning to prevent fungus from growing. When it is really hot it is better to water during the heat of the day.
 
Never allow your tomatoes to completely dry out. If they wilt from lack of water, water them thoroughly. Water your plants more as the fruit develops and less as it ripens. Tomatoes watered too much right before they are harvested taste watery and may split.
 
A drip watering system or a water-retaining system with a reservoir such as Earthbox is also an option. This is more complicated than it seems and is beyond our discussion here. However, it is definitely worth looking into and especially for someone who might be absent from their plants for a prolonged period of time and without a friend to care for them.
 
Fertilizing
Regular feedings are essential for container-grown tomatoes as they are heavy feeders. They need nutrients that are immediately available. Organic fertilizers are designed for outside soil gardens and require bacteria to break them slowly down into useable forms. Although they work in containers, they are erratic and unreliable because the microbes that break them down are variable in number depending on many conditions in the container including the temperature. Chemical fertilizers are best for container growing and are best added in a dilute amount on a regular basis. Slow release fertilizers may be used but you will have less control over the situation. My recommendation is the use of either Miracle Grow Liquid All-Purpose Plant Food 12-4-8 or Dyna Grow Foilage Pro 9-3-6 both of which already contain the needed micronutrients. You can use any fertilizer you like but the NPK ratio should be 3:1:2 and micronutrients are necessary as well. The recommendation is that you add ¼ teaspoon of the liquid fertilizer to each gallon of water and use this solution whenever you water your plants. This is a much diluted fertilizer mix but it is all you actually need. Keep in mind that it will be applied every time you water. There are many techniques for fertilizing container plants but the above is recommended here because it gives good results. Others might too.
 
For full and very comprehensive discussions of watering and fertilizing container plants go to GardenWeb.com and enter the Container Growing Forum. There are very detailed and excellent discussions there on both topics.
 
Tomato Support
Either put tomato cages around your containers or stake the tomato plants up once they reach a height of a foot or more. Some tomatoes may not need staking depending on the variety. "Determinate" tomatoes are tomato plants that don't usually require any staking as they grow to a certain height and then stop. "Indeterminate" tomato plants continue to grow and require staking, trellising or cages to prevent their falling over. You are likely to be growing tomatoes that need support and my recommendation is the use of cages. These can be purchased or made from concrete reinforcing wire.
 
Pruning
When the side branches of your tomato plant grow beyond the cage, tuck them back inside the cage. If they extend too far out, you may prune them back. If they extend above the cage it is best to prune them off unless you have a support system that will hold them up. You could also let them grow back down to the ground. Plants can be pruned to one stem and a few suckers or, if you are not going for big, allowed to grow at will. It may take you a season or two of growing to get the hang of pruning.
 
Conclusion
Growing in containers is a definite option for those who do not have the room or the right space for an in-ground garden. Growing on a deck also offers some protection from many of the tomato eating critters.

Doug Strong

 

doug strong Windmill Hill Farm is a small family owned business located in the hills below Mount Rainier. My pepper varieties were created with the goal of filling this void.
 
 
We breed and grow a selection of regionally adapted garden seed as well as Andean root crops. My Main focus is on potatoes, legumes, corn, and melons.
 
Hope you enjoy our offerings!
 
 

 

 

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