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Member Since 15 Oct 2016
Offline Last Active May 12 2018 08:49 PM

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In Topic: Young Plant in a Big Pot - Bad Idea?

11 May 2018 - 06:21 PM

I agree with Geeme, it depends on the climate and space available. 


I disagree with citrus or bay tree needing small pots, they often do better in huge pots or in the soil.  I have grown cuttings side by side and find the more root space I give them the better they perform.  I assume the issues ako1974 has had are due to either climate or pests such as root nematodes.  Things like figs tend to fruit better with restricted roots.  You can encourage figs to fruit better by getting a sharp spade and removing some roots.  The wild ancestors of figs grew in rocky places so it was advantageous to take up all available space before fruiting.  I can't think of too many other fruiting plants that perform better with restricted roots.

In Topic: Wanted: Interesting tomatoes

15 April 2018 - 02:11 AM

I think I mentioned that I am happy to pay, I forgot to mention that I also have some tomatoes and other vegetable seeds that maybe someone wants to trade.

In Topic: Wanted: Interesting tomatoes

15 April 2018 - 02:08 AM

Hi Smokin' Hot,


I would buy online but I prefer to support/encourage home seed savers.  If someone has bought some of these they will likely have extra seeds as a pack of 20 seeds is not often all planted, I could buy extras off them which saves both of us some money.  Also, few places will post to Australia.


In Topic: potato fruit

02 September 2017 - 05:35 AM

Some varieties produce fruit and true seed more than others.  Some modern varieties have completely lost the ability.  You should save and plant seed from them, the results are very diverse.


In Topic: 3 Tomatoe's 1 flower?

20 August 2017 - 05:24 AM

To me it looks like fasciation, it can be caused by damage or it can be genetic.  Some varieties are always fasciated, 'reisetomate' is an example of this.  In most varieties though fasciation in flowers just pop up from time to time and is usually due to minor damage. 


Let us know if all the flowers look odd and if it keeps happening, or if it was a once off.  No matter what the cause, it will not have any real impact on the taste.