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Old May 14, 2018   #46
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Your tomatoes are looking great!
and - you'll have ripe tomatoes soon!
They've survived some serious insect pressures, I'm eagerly awaiting those first ones.


hab eine schöne Woche!
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Old May 14, 2018   #47
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Default A few more, received dose of compost-alfalfa tea last night

Purple Reign doing well. Initially it stagnated and I suspected infection, but it seems to be on the right path now.

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Maskotka are happy in the square containers. Looking forward to tasting them.

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Today I sow Bella Rossa, Dixie Red, Skyway and Mountain Merit.
It seems like the bash brothers from yesteryear have arrived to show these Spain heirlooms how to put some runs up on the board.
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Old May 14, 2018   #48
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Your plants always look so good, Gerardo! Looking forward to seeing the fruit of your beautiful Purple Reign.
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Your plants are gorgeous, and loaded. Living vicariously.
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Your plants are gorgrous, and loaded. Living vicariously.
Thanks! The best part is they've been fed Osmocote 14-14-14. Mykos, alfalfa-compost tea, and sporadic foliar treatments with SeaGreen from Beneficial Biologics. All items I already had in hand.

Once I get the Haifa Polyfeed they'll really blow up, Rebel Alliance style.
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Old May 17, 2018   #51
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Default Mix n Compost

Yesterday I hit HD and the hydro store.

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Opportunity to compare and contrast.

Tupur, a neutral blank slate, consistent across lots.

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Raised Bed n Potting Mix, mystery mix that varies lot to lot a whole lot.

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Malibu Compost, free-99, giving it a shot, both as compost tea and top dress.

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i looked up that Sea Green and that is so expensive. Does it work enough to justify the price?
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Old May 17, 2018   #53
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@ Barb. I bought the tiny bottle for 13 bucks after finishing a sample. The dose is 0.5 ml/gallon, so it takes forever to go through a bottle. I think it helps and can aid fruit development. Hard to find foliars that are highly concentrated and K heavy.

If you see a sample snatch it up.

Another great sample is the Atami Bcuzz Blossom Builder, also P-K heavy. Highly concentrated, same 0.5-1 ml/gallon.
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Bu's Bend for free!?!? Really high quality stuff IMO, best bagged compost on the market. $17 a bag out here in CA, worth every penny though. I out a handful in all my pots and even in ground stuff and will top dress with it as well.
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Bu's Bend for free!?!? Really high quality stuff IMO, best bagged compost on the market. $17 a bag out here in CA, worth every penny though. I out a handful in all my pots and even in ground stuff and will top dress with it as well.
First impression on the Bu'S is positive, used as a top dress, watered in and they awoke at attention.

Just as u mention, I went around and gave everyone a handful.

Next will be Bu's tea plus alfalfa.
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Default Plants doing well, first fruit: Maskotka

A happy Elgin Pink
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Maskotka with the win by a nose, a micro was close behind
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Elgin Pink x AnnaMariasHeart F2 have interesting trusses

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Jungle is growing

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Great plants and pictures as always, Gerardo!
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Wow! Your Elgin Pink looks as good as AK Mark's stuff. That is a complement! Looks like you will be wading waste deep in plants very soon, if not already.
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Great plants and pictures as always, Gerardo!
Thanks Andrey, Tyazheloves Sibiri is one of the stars.
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Wow! Your Elgin Pink looks as good as AK Mark's stuff. That is a complement! Looks like you will be wading waste deep in plants very soon, if not already.


High praise indeed, thanks, but mine are far from that plateau. Here are some lowlights:

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