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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #16
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Short and sweets front right. Shows the contrast between some indeterminate plants and some regular larger dwarfs on the left front. They were all planted the same day except the six big ones in the back wall
Planting time this week ahead.
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Wow! Awesome. Thanks for the photos Karen
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Transplant day
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #19
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Planted up the Short and sweets. The little guys will live in the greenhouse, the larger dwarfs out in the garden or in pots
Looking forward to seeing how they do
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Karen beautiful photos, I love to see your photos
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I love dwarf seedlings! I'm guessing short and sweet is something I should follow.
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I love dwarf seedlings! I'm guessing short and sweet is something I should follow.
well they will be short, and sweet I hope you will follow
They will be different than what’s generally available if I have my way
Thank you for the interest Nico also!
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Beautiful plants! Are some of the short and sweet's similar to like Vilma and Venus?
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Beautiful plants! Are some of the short and sweet's similar to like Vilma and Venus?
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Well I’m really not trying to achieve something similar to what’s already available there would not be much fun in that. Breeding micro to micro is the easy way to get a micro of course which mostly explains why so many are very similar, to point of indistinguishable in many cases. So many mainly identical red or yellow cherries already.
The main goal of this project originally was to see what could be done about adding some flavour to the equation and to do that it needed to come from somewhere else besides a fairly nondescript flavoured micro and so I crossed several standard micros, (Venus was one I used)the best ones I’ve tried with full size indeterminate beefsteaks that I really love the flavour of.
The very wide cross resulted in some small dwarfs selected out of a very big F2 grow-out with the help of my good friend Teresa S in North Carolina.
We have several micros including a green cherry and green striped saladette size on a micro plant which Are flavourful and pretty unique. The project has also expanded beyond micro to other small indeterminate dwarfs that had great flavour. Now at F4 and F5 the challenge is to finish stabilizing them maintaining the big tomato taste in the small package.
I think they are interesting and quite different and that is my goal.
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Go to the main page, select which sub forum ie general discussion, crosstalk etc that your thread pertains to and then you will see new topic upper left. Click on that and write your post.
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Great healthy seedlings, Karen! And I especially like your pots (red are looking very nice indeed). We have no such things here unfortunately.
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Great healthy seedlings, Karen! And I especially like your pots (red are looking very nice indeed). We have no such things here unfortunately.
Thanks Andrey! The pots are just some inexpensive buckets from what we call the “ dollar store” ( lots of cheap housewares etc)
Holes drilled for drainage they are about 2 gallons which is a good size for the smallest dwarfs in my project
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We also have dollar stores here, but without such buckets.
Maybe our gardeners just not using pots/buckets much. But it is certainly ideal for dwarfs.
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Posted a short video of some of the plants today on my northern gardener page if interested
https://m.facebook.com/NorthernGardenerCanada/

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