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Old January 25, 2022   #481
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Vladimir, they look just right, I'd say. Excellent job. Thumbs up.
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Old January 26, 2022   #482
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Hi Vladimir,
Thank you for posting the picture, and I'm glad to see you are continuing with your research. As always, I am very interested to see your progress. Good luck.
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Old January 30, 2022   #483
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Today I transplanted the rest of my seedlings into 500 ml cups. It is important to me that the highest ones do not reach even 20 cm (8 ").
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Old January 31, 2022   #484
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The first flower on Sarayev Shtambovyi.
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Old February 8, 2022   #485
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At present, the lowest distance between the surface of the flowerbed and the glass in my hotbed is 50 cm. This means that the tomato plants that I will plant must not be too tall. I will plant them at the end of March and they must not grow to a height of more than 50 cm until May 15.
Of the fourteen varieties whose seedlings I have behind the window, there are twelve determinants that should not be a problem with height. But I think in general, there are tastier varieties among indeterminate tomatoes, and I would like also to grow these in that hotbed in future. But keeping indeterminate varieties low is a problem. This year I am testing two such varieties (Start F1 and EM Champion). When their seedlings had eight leaves, I cut off the top behind the fifth (or fourth leaf) and planted it. Today, these seedlings look like this (Start F1 on the right). Their growth is about 14 days late, but I hope that these plants at the time of planting will have flowers just like other varieties.
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Old February 8, 2022   #486
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Hello Vladimir,
they look fine for the purpose. What's the span that you plant them in? I just got an idea, okay, don't laugh if it sounds foolish to you or if you got the same idea a million years before me. What about planting them a bit farther from each other at the lowest part of your cold bed and tying them to a horizontal bar or wire so that they grow horizontally rather than vertically? Sure, it would be a tough job for your back but it might be worth it. Trying to be helpful.
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Old February 10, 2022   #487
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For me, this way of leading is useless. In any case, I will grow these tomatoes in simple cages at 60 x 45 cm intervals, just like last year (see post no. 474 in this thread).
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Old February 10, 2022   #488
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Why is it useless? It would only be temporary.

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Old February 13, 2022   #489
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The seedlings were too crowded at the window, shading each other and stretching each other. I had to install a big shelf and put them apart.
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Old March 2, 2022   #490
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A great crowdy windowsill as always, Vladimir!
Could you pls show us you variety list for this spring-summer season?)
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Old March 3, 2022   #491
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A great crowdy windowsill as always, Vladimir!
Could you pls show us you variety list for this spring-summer season?)
Last year I found out that I could no longer manage my garden and I would have to limit my cultivation. The problem is mainly commuting to the garden by public transport (back and forth for an hour and a half). I will grass half the beds and I will grow a limited assortment of vegetables. I will be growing else a lot of tomato varieties this year, but I don't know what will happen next year.
I will sow the seeds of indeterminate varieties next week, they will go to the garden after 15 May

Orange Russian 117
Brad´s Black Heart
Alice
Fresa
Tajga
Tundra
Midnight Sun
Salobre
Zamorano
Rosa de Huesca
Gallego
Rosado Zapaton
Negrillo Almaguera
Plano de Erandio
Morado do Cabrera
Creamsicle grape
Lucky Agi F1
Green Bee F1
Mini Kumato
Ramalle Pequenito Mallorquin
Ramalle Ibiza Biana
Dr.Carolyn Pink
Start F1
Fish Lake Oxheart
Joe´s Pink Heart
King Humbert
Reinhard´s Chocolate Heart
Brandywine Yellow
Brandywine Sudduth´s
Herman´s Yellow
Amish Paste
Noire de Crimée
Indiana Red
Reif Red Heart
Eva Purple Ball
Redfield Beauty
Bulgarian Triumph

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Old March 24, 2022   #492
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I've been sitting at home all week, I have an illness, but it's not covid or omicron (I tested). I don't have a hotbed ready and I don't want to go to the garden. My seedlings are already quite large, most of them are already blooming and have small fruits. Some, such as Beaverlodge Slicer, Sarayev Shtambovyi, etc., already have fruits larger than 1 cm (see table - I only have green, not red). I carry the seedlings on the loggia to get used to the direct sun and low temperatures. And so it will be at least another ten days, because the forecast reports that night temperatures will be below 0 ° C permanently during this period, and at the end of the period the sun, which I need to warm up the hotbed, will not shine. I hope that on Monday I will be fit and able to prepare a hotbed for planting these determinant tomatoes. I have a beautiful seedling, the best in the last five years.
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Old March 24, 2022   #493
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Vladimír, I am sorry about your situation. What sort of "moribundus" is that? Get over soon.
There's quite a big tomato on the left. Is that Sarayev Shtambovyi?
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Old March 24, 2022   #494
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Vladimir, I really like your planting chart! So clever to use the symbols for blossom set and tomato set, easy to see at at glance the progress of plants.
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Old March 24, 2022   #495
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Vladimir, get well soon.
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