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Old April 10, 2018   #421
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Default Growing in containers

Weather, why do you choose to grow in containers?

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Old April 10, 2018   #422
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Good question....am just used to it. We moved to Georgia 2 years ago, after living in northern NY for 30 years. We had a wet property there, and used containers. What's nice about them is that the plants grow fast, and it's easy to control what we feed them, and my homemade mix is pretty cheap. I could probably till a small garden here, but would be starting from scratch with sandy soil. I did plant a bit in ground last year, and the plants were smaller, and with heavy rain there was standing water sometimes. Growing in-ground or in containers is no bargain either way with all the diseases and bugs. My stepson has 85 acres with a 3 acre garden 20 miles west of here.
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Old April 11, 2018   #423
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Default Cherokee closeup.

Here's a closeup showing a blossom on a Mr. Blackstone's Cherokee. Never before looked this closely at a tomato blossom. Dunno if using an electric toothbrush on them every morning helps or hinders pollination.
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Old April 22, 2018   #424
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Default To be repotted soon

On the first attached photo you can see four tomato plants, all sown on the 5th of March. From left to right: Rosella Purple (tree-type), Blush (indeterminate), Sun Gold (indeterminate) and Evelle (indeterminate; Estonian variety).
On the second photo a lower part of the stem of Indigo Blue Berries can be seen. Pretty dark, isn't it?
The weather here has been cold and nasty, also it probably will not be better in the nearest couple of weeks. So, bigger pots will be needed to keep the plants in shape dureing the three weeks befor they can be planted on place.
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Old April 22, 2018   #425
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robinatsia: Yes, give the larger pots about 2X the size. Beautiful photos so early in the season.
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Old April 22, 2018   #426
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Here is a top-down picture of my four week old New Big Dwarf:
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Old April 26, 2018   #427
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Default supprting trusses

On some of my plants, the fruit is too heavy for the branch they are on and branch is bending at a 45 degree angle. Here's what I did. The plant is a Cherokee Purple.

Donna, Texas Gulf Coast, zone 9
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Old April 26, 2018   #428
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Nice problem that many may wish to have...and an adjustable solution for the problem.
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Old April 30, 2018   #429
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Can someone tell me if they recognize this tomato variety? As a 2nd year Gardner I messed up and may have mis label led a plant. I have 2 of these plants and per my records and label it is a Better Bush Hybrid but it seems to be a PL variety and so I am not certain.

Anyway the reason I want to know is because this breed is kicking azz. I have 14 tomatoes on one plant and another 22 blooms and it’s a powerhouse of production. The 2nd plant has 9 tomatoes with 18 more blooms.
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Old April 30, 2018   #430
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Default Big Hill by Lofthouse.

Here's a closeup of blossoms on the variety "Big Hill" bred by Joseph Lofthouse.
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Old May 3, 2018   #431
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Dear Heat, your PL plants can't be Better Bush. Did you start from seed or buy from a nursery? Once you see what the PL fruit look like (color, shape, size), it might help to identify the plants.

Donna, Texas Gulf Coast, zone 9
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Old May 3, 2018   #432
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Very lobed, oblate fruit.

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Default JD's Special C-Tex

One of the fruits is the result of 3 fused blossoms.

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Very lobed, oblate fruit.
I love the ruffled look!
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