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Tomato growth update

Postby Durgan » May 15, 2008 8:22 pm

http://eyooch.notlong.com/ 15 May 2008 Tomato growth update.

It is still too cold to put into the ground. I move plants into the shed at night when frost is forecast.
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Postby B_BQ » May 15, 2008 8:33 pm

Oh, my gosh Durgan! Those tomato plants are huge and so far advanced. I'm surprised that you can't leave them outdoors yet. They must have wonderful root systems.

I have two raised beds, about 20" high. The soil in them is very warm and friable. Today I have planted all my tomato seedlings in one of the raised beds. I have planted them very deeply, with only about 4" above ground.
My varieties are: Green Zebra, Black Zebra, Bonnie Best, Yellow Pear, Drutzba, San Marzano, Red Roma, Amish Paste, Carolina Gold.

I brought them up from my basement about 2 weeks ago, where I grew them from seed under grow lights. They've been slowly hardening off, and have spent the last two days and nights completely out of the greenhouse. It's been fairly cool at night, around 7 degrees, and they have all come through fine, so far.

That is so much work for you still to do the in/out, out/in, exercise each night and morning!

I hope I haven't jumped the gun, but I really do feel that mine now have a strong enough root system to survive.

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Postby dj_backq » May 15, 2008 9:00 pm

Nice looking Toms!

They look really advanced! When did you start them??
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Postby Durgan » May 15, 2008 9:23 pm

dj_backq wrote:Nice looking Toms!

They look really advanced! When did you start them??


Started 31 January 2008. I can hardly wait to put them to rest. Frost possible tonight 15 May 2008, so they are in the shed.
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