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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #406
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Congratulations Salt! Nice to be able to fix things on your own.
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Thank you GrowingCoastal. Yes, it does feel good fixing things yourself. The computer is running so fast now - it must have been infected for at least a few months.

Back to container gardening: The next two days, my wife is on vacation and I'm going to do whatever she wants to do. The only thing garden-wise I have left growing is okra 5 plants - 5 buckets. Saturday, when she goes back to work, I'm going to dump the 15 buckets of mix that had tomato and squash plants into a large plastic tub and mix it all together. Then put that plastic sheeting I bought over the tub to attempt to keep out RKN and FW3. It's also to add products to change the PH level if need be.
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Congrats on the computer fix! Here are two more photos of Astia F1 -- they are delicious. Picked three more today; will probably have five more in a day or two... Then I'll start leaving them on my neighbors' porches.



I will grow this variety for as long as seeds are available. The leaves are beautifully marbled with silver (appears white in the photo), and it must be parthenocarpic -- no bees required.
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Astia F1 sure is fast. Mine reached 5" in only 31 days from sowing.

The first one is going to be used for saving seed, as I have several plants and will likely be overloaded very soon. I have no idea if saved seed will be viable. The mottled leaves makes me think there might be moschata somewhere in the hybrid mix?
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I have a very small project going. A little 12 cell pack growing two varieties of seedlings. I have found two cherry tomatoes that can take extreme conditions. They are growing in 4 of those cells. I let the cells dry out in 41C temperatures to a point of most of us thinking they are not going to make it. The mix was bone dry.

I watered them today, and they look wonderful tonight. I have written about these two varieties before. Porter and Japanese Pink Cherry. Their taste and usage are completely different. They have Pink in color and cherry tomato in common. One is sweet, and the other is what you want in your salsa/canning.

Punta Banta would have done well too.

So many ask what tomatoes grow well in hot temperatures. I am experimenting.
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