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Old March 23, 2017   #76
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You are more than welcome sir. Enjoy those tomatoes that are nice and red there! They are a fine Welcome Home.
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Righand your plant is showing signs of Magnesium deficiency and/or Potassium deficiency. Both of these cause the yellowing of the leaves between the veins. Potassium deficiency also causes they dry brittle edges on the leaves. I would water them with Epsom salts, 1 tablespoon to the gallon and a good dose of a high potassium fertilizer.

Look here for the symptoms http://www.haifa-group.com/files/Gui...ato/Tomato.pdf
I agree, and Patti is spot on for a remedy. Maybe in the future try some Flora Nova Grow, and give them a shot of Cal-Mag twice a week at 3-5ml per gallon. You want to run your FN at 1500ppm, it is high in K, which is the most important element for tomatoes, and is a simple fert to use. It does have Ca and Mg too, but needs a tad more. I have used it in the past and it does work, is great for the hobby gardener who grows in containers.

Your next step may be Hydro Gardens hobby blend, all you need to do is add MgSO4/ Epsom Salt as the directions suggest. I am a huge fan of their 4-18-38, but it is a 3-4 part mix. They are experts in the field of container growing, just follow their directions, that's what I do.

I hope this helps, enjoy those hanging tomatoes.
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Old March 23, 2017   #78
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Thanks, I am a beginner with tomatoes but want to kick some butt or tomatoes this year in my bucket's on the deck thing....lol.. I was using Cal mag with tsp/per gal with my Flora Nova nutrient's so I will try some Epsom salts...I have some more Brandywine's and Giant Belgium's started at my brothers and going to add another light this weekend.....cheers....
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Old March 23, 2017   #79
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Going to switch from FloraSeries to the FloraNova stuff with Calmag this weekend.....and pound out some seedlings....lol....cheers....
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Those seedlings are looking very good. The Brandywines are looking awesome! Nice sturdy plants.
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Going to switch from FloraSeries to the FloraNova stuff with Calmag this weekend.....and pound out some seedlings....lol....cheers....
You can read HG's element suggestions for tomato growth stages, Haifa has an excellent guide with charts. In short, don't overdue it out of the gate, it is a gradual climb with ferts, and required combinations.
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Are first large bowl of bucket lettuce with the First of the year Tomato with my wife's homemade dressing was absolutely fantastic....lol....cheers...

Added a couple more cube trays to the seedling nursery tables......nice...
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Old March 27, 2017   #83
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My sucker is done for the season....lol...had 10 tomato's total to mix with the bucket lettuce...time to start a couple of Brandywines.....cheers....
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Beautiful tomatoes righand!
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Old March 27, 2017   #85
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What fun you have had with this plant over the winter. (I had fun too just watching you grow it.) You did good there sir! Save some seed so you can grow this one again if you liked it.

Have a great growing season...
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Thanks my dear MissS...it was hard to cut it down....lol....lots more to follow...cheers...
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Just cleaned up my last bucket and was amazed how small the root system stayed with the good job of my bucket wick....real nice....just started a Brandywine (Sudduth's Strain) in my good ole bucket....cheers...
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The next bucket is loaded....real nice Brandywine....yummy....lol....
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Ah, new life... That plant looks beautiful! Nice and lush. Healthy too. It's off to a great start there. Is it staying indoors or will it be moved out.

Brandywines are a favorite here. I hope that they all do well for you.
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Hello....I might kick my new baby out the door in June....but maybe not....lol....cheers...
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