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Old February 11, 2019   #406
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It won't be a good comparison this year, because you can't put them in the cold bed with the others. Since Tormato will send you more seeds, maybe they should wait. Unless you are very eager...
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Plants from sowing 1.11.2018 are already blooming. I really like the really low plants of Mongolskyi karlik and Sarayev Shtambovyi (in the front row), which are only 3-5 inches tall.
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In a moment spring will start with us. It's near day D when I'm going to put tomatoes in a hotbed. When growing in a closed hotbed area I always had problems with the blossom drop and reduce tomato fruit. The reason was high relative humidity and low night temperature.
Theoretical basis:
Tomato fruit do not set until nighttime temperatures are above over 55 ° F for at least two consecutive nights (Chester 2004, Ozores-Hampton and McAvoy 2010).
The ideal RH for tomato growth and development is between 40% and 70%. If RH is higher than the optimal range, the pollen will not shed properly (Mills 1988, Ozores-Hampton and McAvoy 2010).
Yesterday, I set up my hotbed. I will be watering a pipe placed in the middle of the bed. I'll plant tomatoes in a woven black foil. The entire bed area will be covered with a thin cover foil to prevent evaporation of water from the soil into the space above it. This is what I tried last week - RH managed to reduce me to the optimal level.
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The weather forecast is favorable and so I will plantthe seedlings into the cold frame tomorrow. I have somewhat higher seedlings but they all have flowers, just some already blooming. There will be seventeen plants in the cold frame. Sophieś choice (4), Sarayev Gruntovyi (4), Poranok (2), Sasha Altai (1), Stupice (1), 0-33 (1), Bielyi Naliv (1), Alka F1 (1), Krainyi Sever (1) and Independence Day (1)
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Yesterday, 55 days before May 15 (the day of last frost) I planted my tomatoes in my cold frame. Maybe I'll have the first ripe tomatoes on May 15th.
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