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Old May 3, 2017   #106
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I am a virgin in growing tomatoes...lol....first experience with Brandywines....purchased my Heirloom seeds from Heritage Harvest Seeds in Manitoba....also going with Giant Belgium's....checking out what my SIP buckets and Floranova Nutrient will produce this year....cheers....
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Old May 3, 2017   #107
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The Red Salad Bowl lettuce is perking right up....yummy...cheers...
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Old May 6, 2017   #108
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Red Salad Bowl lettuce on the menu tonight.....yummy...cheers....
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Old May 6, 2017   #109
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Man that looks good.

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Old May 7, 2017   #110
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Very impressive Righand!

I am tempted to try this this winter.
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Old June 4, 2017   #111
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Few more buckets up and running....cheers....
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Old June 7, 2017   #112
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That is awesome. You must really enjoy soy sauce!
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Old June 7, 2017   #113
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That is awesome. You must really enjoy soy sauce!
Yes he does. And it is another fine product of Wisconsin!

Righand, you have done a great job getting your plants going this year. The cuc's look good and just look at those tomatoes! If all goes well, you should have a great season. Did you leave any plants indoors? How is the basil?
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Old August 17, 2017   #114
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Little update on the Brandywines.......real tasty and going for the BIG one with some Floranova Bloom nutrients......cheers.....
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Old August 31, 2017   #115
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Final Pink Brandywine winner weights for the season.....lol......cheers....
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Old August 31, 2017   #116
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Really nice production! Forgive my ignorance, but why do you have more than 2 buckets stacked for your SIP system? I don't see any irrigation system. Do you hand water?
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Old August 31, 2017   #117
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I use 4 buckets total per unit.....the 2 middle buckets are cut short for spacers.....the reservoir in the bottom bucket is around 3 US gals....fill tube is on top....
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Well you sure had a very successful season. I'm drooling over those beautiful Brandywine's sitting there. A BLT looks to be had. The plants still look very healthy and productive. You have done a wonderful job.

2 lbs 11 oz is nothing to sneeze at, especially in Canada. That is a big'un. Next year if you want to out-do yourself, try just growing one fused blossomed fruit to a single plant. In other words, cull to only one fruit per plant that is the result of a pollinated fused blossom.

Thanks for posting your results!
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Righand,
I have to comment on your microfibre idea. You are a genius. I've read too many links and comments ,trying to find something to use for better wicking in my containers. The regular EB style is ok, but the soupy bottom gives me a bad feeling. But your towel design is just what I have been looking for. When I saw it ,a lightbulb went on in my brain. I have to thank you for sharing your idea and showing your great tomatoes. Awesome tomatoes, actually.
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Old September 19, 2017   #120
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Root systems.....the microfiber wicks worked real nice....the left root is the Giant Belgium and the right root is the Pink Brandywine....good set of roots after planting the rockwell cubes on the bottom of the bucket....lol....cheers....
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