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Old April 27, 2016   #16
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I get leaves that eventually look like giant fern leaves.

Here's a Russian Soul: http://i.imgur.com/DWhqGTN.jpg

Productive from Altai: http://i.imgur.com/up6d8xC.jpg

The stem on the Altai is so thick that it reminds me of a dwarf.
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Old May 9, 2016   #17
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Cloudy days like today seem to take clearer pics, at least from my cheap phone:
http://i.imgur.com/HgBWqc6.jpg
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Old May 10, 2016   #18
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Looking good! Keep posting, always good to know how plants doing. I wonder how much earlier you get Yuvel work for you. Stunning tomato but late for me.
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Old May 11, 2016   #19
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Nice looking plants, I always enjoy watching your progress.

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Old May 12, 2016   #20
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Russian Soul is setting fruit exceptionally well down here. Your plants are happy under protection.
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Old May 19, 2016   #21
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Agatha trucking along: http://i.imgur.com/f4j2hpD.jpg

High tunnel this morning: http://i.imgur.com/eV0iJr2.jpg
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Old May 20, 2016   #22
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Beauty!

Cole, when did you plant into the tunnel?
I feel like that is where we should be right now as far as growth and size of plant.
We went 19 straight days in late April into may with zero direct sunlight/full cloudy days.
Never experienced that in my life and never want to again.
My plants really missed out on grow time but are starting to go now with 2 days, about to be 3 of nice sun and 70-75.
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Old May 20, 2016   #23
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Thanks. I planted on April 14th. The weather has been unusually cool and wet for the past month here as well.
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Old June 2, 2016   #24
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I just picked a handful of cherry tomatoes off of an outdoor Anmore Dew Drops and Anmore Treasures. Those two varieties beat the high tunnel in earliness as outdoor plants.

Here are a couple high tunnel pics taken just now.

Productive from Altai: http://i.imgur.com/7DrizTk.jpg

Buckbee's New 50 Day: http://i.imgur.com/qSSI7vQ.jpg

Those two varieties are leading the way in the high tunnel. Agatha and Grot deserve a mention, too. It's been cloudy and wet. In the first pic above, you can see some sporadic yellowing. I have that intermittently around the garden. I don't know if it's early blight. I am always reluctant to spray, and am hoping most plants will grow out of it. If they don't I don't want them back, anyway. Sol Gold looks like the weak sister in that regard, but the plants are looking ok otherwise. It will still need to taste very good to get me to keep it.

High tunnel plants in the background: http://i.imgur.com/A2TFY3C.jpg
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Old June 2, 2016   #25
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Looks awesome Cole, lots of plants that look nice and healthy.
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Old June 2, 2016   #26
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Thanks, Mark. My Cowlicks x Big Beef is doing well. I'm looking forward to trying it.
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Old June 3, 2016   #27
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Mouth watering looking at that crop of Productive Altai. It was so tasty for me last year. And great texture - overall an exceptional quality fruit. I managed to fit one into my grow again this year, but just transplanted a few days ago and it isn't flowering yet.
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Old June 6, 2016   #28
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Agatha wins the race to ripeness: http://i.imgur.com/NuyzfIG.jpg

I just ate one, and it was very good. Agatha is my fourth variety of the year to ripen, behind a Bosky in the greenhouse, and one each of Anmore Dew Drops and Anmore Treasures outside. It is by far the best I have tasted so far this year. Texture and flavor are both great. I like it better than Gribovski from last year. The skin is not nearly as thick and the fruit are larger.

The bad news, which one can see from looking at that pic, is that my whiteflies are back. Curiously, they only seem to be on the Agatha, the first ripe fruit. Maybe that is the sweetest plant to eat right now. I'm going to spray Met52 tonight.
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Those whiteflies are tough customers. I thought I'd sprayed everything and found them hiding in droves under big Nicotinia leaves. Met52 to the rescue.
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Old June 6, 2016   #30
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I read an old post on tville that I couldn't find again when I searched. It said that "overly rich" soil - whatever that is - will attract insect pests. My soil is so rich that I can hardly use my fertilizer injector without burning everything. I think the whiteflies are another "victim of your own success" type of problem. I'm glad I had the whitefly experience last year, so I can spot them now and kill them before the population spirals out of control.
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