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Old February 14, 2018   #181
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Default Seeds Planted !

It's a go ! Seeds Planted !... and this is the year to try Maglia Rosa.
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Old April 30, 2018   #182
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Here are my MR seedlings,on the far left. Marzano Fire to the right of them, and a few of my dwarf seedlings, all destined for containers. Not sure MR will be a good Earthbox mate with the dwarf project plants. Might go with the Gardener 's Supply self watering planter. Happy I found this thread; I was starting to think something was wrong with my little seedlings.
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Old April 30, 2018   #183
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If it helps, I have found that Maglia Rosa does fine in a 3 gallon container.

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Old April 30, 2018   #184
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I always keep Maglia Rosa in large hanging baskets and it seems to like it! Although our last summer wasn't a real summer, the production was very good - one day I could pick 60 tomatoes from one single basket. But of course, that wasn't all. Both plants produced till the end of the season. For this year, I will have two baskets again.
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Thanks all!

It gets so hot and dry here, I am limited to self watering planters, and even those need to be filled three times a day at the height of the season. I did read about a self watering basket, but I can't imagine the reservoir would be very big.
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My hanging baskets (at least those for Maglia Rosa) have a self-watering system and even during very hot days, I have to refill them only every second day.

I have 26 hanging baskets (24 on my 2 "tomato gallows") and when one of them is kaput, I shall only buy new ones with that self-watering system. The "normal" ones sometimes have to be watered twice per day.
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