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Old August 30, 2017   #1
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Here is a photo of my Tiny Tim seedling at almost six weeks old- growing for a fall crop.
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Very nice-looking! My Tiny Tims finally gave up the ghost (started them in January) but were really tasty. I'm going to start new seedlings for windowsill growing next week. Enjoy!
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I ripped one out of the ground a few weeks ago and planted in a new spot to stress the plant.
It still has 2 green tomatoes and a blossom starting.
Be interesting to see if any new growth.
This is the 1st year I am growing them.
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Hi Slugworth, I grew this one last year and it also stopped growing. I found with this variety Jobe's tomato fertilizer sticks or the tomato water soluable fertilizer put growth and tomatoes on it. Mine is is a pot and not in the ground, not sure if that matters or not..
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Thanks Hudson, good luck to you too. I just want a couple of nice green veggie salads from it before winter.
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HudsonValley. Sorry about that.
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I usually bring plants indoors and overwinter in a window sill.
Last season I had 4th of july hybrid tomatoes in january.
There is a danger of bringing in pests along with the plants.
For determinate types I have cloned the plants to get a second crop
but never tried it with tiny tim.
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Nice little compact plants aren't they?

I just started a full tray of micros for Winter growing and will be bringing in some deck
pot-grown for the Fall/Winter season.

I still have some I started last October producing on the deck. Slowing down now and
will be composted soon.

And yes, bringing in Summer grown plants can bring in pests.
Fungus gnats, aphids, whitefly.
Still not sure of the best way to treat the pots.

Diluted peroxide dunk might be a good solution. DE and sand mix mulch as well?
Have not fully researched that but had a great Winter indoor garden last season.
Also had dwarf sunflowers all over the home in January so I'll start those a bit earlier
this Fall. Maybe soon like now. And again in a few weeks. They grow best in small pots.

All micros do well in one gallon.
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I still have 3 more plants in the ground that can be ripped up and toyed with.
I had to have them under a fine screen mesh to keep the tomatoes out of the chipmunks mouths.Disease resistant also.
I may try cloning to take advantage of the warm days.
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The ones I grew on my windowsill got HUGE, and the ones I grew in my greenhouse stayed compact. I think it must have that sundwarf allele
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How large are Tiny Tim's tomatoes typically? I've read a lot of seed catalog descriptions, and they vary in the stated size from 1/2" to 1-1/2". Do they have a pronounced tendency to split? Most any small tomato can split, but some are really bad -- Sungold, for instance has a reputation for being a splitter.

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just ate some with supper,too late to take a pic.burp.
they were 1/2 inch size on plants I dug up and brought inside.
Never saw any split even after a monsoon.
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How large are Tiny Tim's tomatoes typically? I've read a lot of seed catalog descriptions, and they vary in the stated size from 1/2" to 1-1/2". Do they have a pronounced tendency to split? Most any small tomato can split, but some are really bad -- Sungold, for instance has a reputation for being a splitter.

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Mine never split. They had a noticeably thick skin, so they were really useful in a cooked dish where you wanted the fruit to remain whole.
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