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#141 wordwiz

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 05:12 PM

I had about four volunteers from last year, probably Big Boys or Beefsteaks. I let them go since I got a late start planting the seedlings I was growing. This one plant is not the tallest but a few inches, it's only 52 inches. But it is loaded with toms, at least 25 now with lots of blooms still present.

If nothing happens to the plant and all the tomatoes ripen so I can harvest them, I'll have at least a bushel from just it. It's one of about 60 plants, though most of the others are nothing like this plant.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:23 PM

Damn, all these pics make me wish I had the space to grow some this year. Well, at least I've got sth to look forward to! :)

Looks good wordwiz. Looks very much like a much taller plant, too.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 09:36 AM

My Brandywines are about that big Potawie and one is finally starting to blush -- but now Im afraid with all this rain I am starting to get spots on the leaves and yellowing -- I am going to look for a fungicide or something to help the Toms look great though

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 09:54 AM

Try a copper based fungicide like "Bordo." If you require multiple treatments you should rotate between copper based and sulpher based or they(fungii, mold etc) can build up and breed resistance. I've even heard of the copper based being used early on as a preventative measure.
I might just give mine a spray tonight if it isn't raining.
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 05:32 PM

I've heard of using powdered milk for added calcium, and am thinking of trying it this year

hey POTAWIE
another product to consider:
Neptunes Harvest Crabshell
NPK/2-3-0/ @23% calcium
100% organic
excellent soil/garden amendment.
i need to get more for next season too.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 07:13 PM

when i grow up i need a greenhouse...

my tomatoes are so sad this year, i've had two so far :( everything's still green. come back mr sun! plus i've been away more than i've been here so i haven't been neurotically fussing over them, which they apparently like...

i use hen manure, it's apparently high in calcium and some critters don't like the smell. putting your eggshells in the compost apparently works too but i don't eat that many eggs.

i had two volunteers this year but they sprung up in the strangest places they don't get a lot of sun and aren't even flowering yet, i don't know what to do about those...

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:51 PM

Try a copper based fungicide like "Bordo." If you require multiple treatments you should rotate between copper based and sulpher based or they(fungii, mold etc) can build up and breed resistance. I've even heard of the copper based being used early on as a preventative measure.
I might just give mine a spray tonight if it isn't raining.


Thanks Potawie -- I'll look for it next time Im at the store. I picked one BrandyWine so far I havent tried it yet -- I just want this rain to stop so they (tomatoes) wont split on the vine.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 02:10 PM

I've got some splitters. lots of rain here of late.
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