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Old April 6, 2008   #1
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I just transplanted my mater seedlings in Jiffy 7's from under the lights to cowpots using FoxFarms "Light Warrior" grow medium with mycorrhiza. Where does the tower come in? Check out the pics below. The first and 3rd are the tower and the 2nd a close up of the CowPots. The tower as I call it is 7 feet tall and is mounted on a piece of particle board with wheels attached at the bottom so I can rotate and move it. Ami
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Old April 6, 2008   #2
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That looks like a sweet set up.
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Old April 6, 2008   #3
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I love that idea,Ami. It looks very tidy and the seedlings don't get crowded plus it maximaze the space .
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Old April 7, 2008   #4
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Just to show how crazy the weather is over here in Europe here are some pictures I took this morning. The pictures I posted above were from yesterday. Ami
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Similar here Ami, we got some wet snow yesteday (but only for 5 minutes or so) but It was very sunny (so as today) and the outdoor temperature is ranging from 8 to 9C at daytime and -1 to -3 at night, brrrrr cold !
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Very lovely pictures, Ami!
Snow is not here anymore. I should change tyres of my car ASAP and never used pure cocomix as a soil substitute for my seed starting anymore... Only 50% germination rate this year with this soilless mix...
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Old April 7, 2008   #7
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Sledding party at Ami's house. I'll bring hot cocoa and cookies.

Nice looking tower, Ami. It's a lot less work than my setup. One of these days, I'm gonna get a small greenhouse. (My wife has given me the go ahead!)

Michael

P.S. What varieties are you growing this year?

I have 6: Cherokee Purple, Mortgage Lifter (be a good year, plz!), Momotaro, Pineapple, Sungold, and Sunsugar. If I see something interesting at the market, I'll add a couple.

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Michael,these are the varieties I'm growing. The dups are replants due to non germination. Ami

Variety
1884 Purple
Anna Banana Russian
Anna Maria's Heart
Aurora
Azoychka
Belmonte
Berkely Tie-Dye Heart
Black Cherry
Black Mystery
Brads Black Heart
Brandeve
Brandywine Glick's Strain
Brandywine Sudduth RL Cross
Brandywine Sudduth RL Cross
Brandywine x NAR F1
Brandywine x NAR F2
Buckeye State
Ceman
Chapman
Costal Pride Orange
Couilles Taureau (Stierhoden)
Daniels
Daniels
Danko
Donskoi
Ed's Millennium
Ed's Millennium
EM-Champion
English Rose
Fuzzy Cheorkee
German Head
Guido
Indian Stripe x Sungold F2
Indian Stripe x Sungold F2
Japan Tomato Tree
JD's Special C-Tex
JD's Special Pink
Katja
KBX
Kellogs Breakfast x AKW F4
Korney's Cross
Kroska Pink Bulgarian
Large Pink Stripe
Lithuanian
Lucky Cross x Juliet
Lucky Cross x Juliet
Ludmilla's Pink Heart
Ludmilla's Red Plum
Maidens Kiss
Mary Ann
Mavritanskite
Max
Neves Azorean Pink
Norms Peach x Rouge D'Iraq
Oleyar's German
Oleyar's German
Orange Strawberry
Orange Strawberry
Plourde
PPPxPP "C"
Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe
Ramapo F6
Regina's Yellow
Regina's Yellow
Rhoades Heirloom
Scabitha
Serenty F2
Shannon's
Slankards
Slankards
Spudakee Purple
Spudatula Black
Spudayello Strawberry
Stump Of The World
Sun Gold F1
Sun Gold Select II
Sweet Dreams F2
Teton De Venus
Tom's Yellow Wonder
Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine
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Old April 7, 2008   #9
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Michael,these are the varieties I'm growing. The dups are replants due to non germination. Ami

Variety
1884 Purple
Anna Banana Russian
Anna Maria's Heart
Aurora
Azoychka
Belmonte
Berkely Tie-Dye Heart
Black Cherry
Black Mystery
Brads Black Heart
Brandeve
Brandywine Glick's Strain
Brandywine Sudduth RL Cross
Brandywine Sudduth RL Cross
Brandywine x NAR F1
Brandywine x NAR F2
Buckeye State
Ceman
Chapman
Costal Pride Orange
Couilles Taureau (Stierhoden)
Daniels
Daniels
Danko
Donskoi
Ed's Millennium
Ed's Millennium
EM-Champion
English Rose
Fuzzy Cheorkee
German Head
Guido
Indian Stripe x Sungold F2
Indian Stripe x Sungold F2
Japan Tomato Tree
JD's Special C-Tex
JD's Special Pink
Katja
KBX
Kellogs Breakfast x AKW F4
Korney's Cross
Kroska Pink Bulgarian
Large Pink Stripe
Lithuanian
Lucky Cross x Juliet
Lucky Cross x Juliet
Ludmilla's Pink Heart
Ludmilla's Red Plum
Maidens Kiss
Mary Ann
Mavritanskite
Max
Neves Azorean Pink
Norms Peach x Rouge D'Iraq
Oleyar's German
Oleyar's German
Orange Strawberry
Orange Strawberry
Plourde
PPPxPP "C"
Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe
Ramapo F6
Regina's Yellow
Regina's Yellow
Rhoades Heirloom
Scabitha
Serenty F2
Shannon's
Slankards
Slankards
Spudakee Purple
Spudatula Black
Spudayello Strawberry
Stump Of The World
Sun Gold F1
Sun Gold Select II
Sweet Dreams F2
Teton De Venus
Tom's Yellow Wonder
Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine
Zahnradtomate
OMG, Ami! My wife would faint (or possibly insist I move into our rental) if I planted that many tomatoes.

Good for you! I'm green with envy.

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Old April 7, 2008   #10
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Great setup! I wish that I had the space ( and the light) to do something like that. I would imagine if I were to construct such a tower, my four and two year old would try to scale it, and in the process knock it down.

WOW! It seems that your weather is just as capricious as it is here in West Texas.
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Nice pics and really spiffy Ami.
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Old April 15, 2008   #12
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I had to split my tomato tower as the flats weren't getting even light from the window. So heres a couple pictures on how they are comming along. Ami
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Ciao Ami-

Where do you plant out all of your tomatoes ultimately? It appears that you're in an apartment or condominium? I know space is a premium in Germany but surely you don't put all of them on your balcony.

Where in Germany are you located?
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Ami...WoW..Thats a great plant set-up You have & all the Tomatoes as I am envious of all the varieties You are growing & thanks for the pictures as the plants look great and the scenery out You window is not to bad either!
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Old April 18, 2008   #15
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Sorellina, thats my upstairs computer, work, grow-room in my home. Most of the plants I grow at home are in containers (My land area is 1200 square meters) and I have a tomato bed set up at work. I'm located in Rheinland Pfalz by Kaiserslautern in southwest Germany.

Freeze, thank you for the kind words and the view from that window is one of the reasons I bought the house.

Here is a link I previously posted of my home and area I live in and picture of where I work where my other tomato bed is. Ami

http://www.tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t=5618
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