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Old 5 Days Ago   #76
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March 18th, 2019

The tomato plants are growing nicely and have been setting fruit throughout the week. I got a few flowers on the eggplants, I'm not really expecting fruiting or maturing fruit on the eggplants in the tent, I'm just trying to nurse them through until I can transplant outside.

The Tomato plants are getting about three gallons of water every 24 hours and I will probably increase to 3.5 gallons per day later this week. The tub is working out great and I never realized how much plants transpire when the lights are on until this last week, the entire garage is like a sauna. I guess given the fact that only 5% of the water taken up by roots remains in the plant and the rest is loss due to transpiration.
There is definitely no need for a humidifier.

I trimmed the plants a tad then diluted in water and fed some "Jobes Organics Vegetable and Tomato 2 - 7 - 4" @ 1/4 cup and some "Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate" @ 1/4 cup.

Raised the lights a bit, they're almost maxed out.




What does a $1,200.00 tomato look like?



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Default What does a $1,200.00 tomato look like ?

Wow... it's just like this
Now we eat !!!
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Wow... it's just like this
Now we eat !!!

That lighter probably tastes better than my tomato!
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Sqwibb,
The tomato wasn't all that great. But on the upside...we're making progress. It took me 2 years to get tomatoes that can be eaten. I consider my garden to be a co-op of sorts. It provides me with a mental time out. I am totally tone deaf , so playing an instrument is out. Part color blind, so painting is also out. I don't feel like watching a dog poop and picking it up, as he watches me. So growing stuff has it's rewards even if it's not perfect...YET. I am lucky to have the time and money to play and watch seeds grow. My Mother in law asked my wife. What do I do when I get home from work ? Her response was that I check my garden. M.I.L. told her that's great. He dosen't go drinking with the boys, not out all night. Not fixing a hotrod, just to waste money and crash it. She should be happy it's only a garden. I love that woman !!!
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The tomato wasn't all that great. But on the upside...we're making progress. It took me 2 years to get tomatoes that can be eaten. I consider my garden to be a co-op of sorts. It provides me with a mental time out. I am totally tone deaf , so playing an instrument is out. Part color blind, so painting is also out. I don't feel like watching a dog poop and picking it up, as he watches me. So growing stuff has it's rewards even if it's not perfect...YET. I am lucky to have the time and money to play and watch seeds grow. My Mother in law asked my wife. What do I do when I get home from work ? Her response was that I check my garden. M.I.L. told her that's great. He dosen't go drinking with the boys, not out all night. Not fixing a hotrod, just to waste money and crash it. She should be happy it's only a garden. I love that woman !!!
Aloha for now,
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Sounds like you were talking about me lol.
I couldn't agree more, my Hobbies keep me out of trouble as I used to be a bit, eh, let's just say I have calmed down a bit!
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March 21st, 2019

The aphids have spread to the pepper seedlings so everything has been getting treated with a Hydrogen Peroxide spray.
I have one tomato with signs of BER, I was getting pretty excited about the grow until this discovery. The Totem F1 tomatoes seem unaffected on this last batch.






March 22nd, 2019


I have been checking the tomatoes every day, praying that the BER is almost gone. I do have a glimmer of hope with these Totem F1 tomato plants. At the least I know next year I can grow a dozen of these in the tent on shelves and get a decent tomato crop. That is, "if they are edible".




The plants are growing like crazy, this picture is 4 days after the picture with me standing inside the tent (March 18th), you can see there is no room to stand in there now.




Plenty of tomatoes considering I have been a bit laxed with the the robotic bee so the fruit set could be better.




So far only one tomato has obvious BER, I get so anxious every day I check the tomatoes for BER. The tomato on the left is the one with the BER, you can see it barely at 7-8 o' clock





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