Post by amanitovirosa on Sept 11, 2015 18:51:14 GMT -5
...thanks kiwipete, I do something different every year. Lloyd, if you don't want the beanstalk then grow 3 or 4 (or even more) main stalks. Your plants shouldn't grow so high. I would discourage you from using ANY kind of additives to the soil, you will be compromising the taste. My 2 cents, cheers.
Post by amanitovirosa on Sept 15, 2015 19:47:30 GMT -5
...I sent out tomato seeds to some of you here. Since the end of the season is all too near, I'm just wondering how they turned out for you guys. Despite the late/cold start this year I was still able to harvest some GIANTS, and the taste of course is magical. Too bad it's almost over.
Post by amanitovirosa on Sept 16, 2015 19:13:58 GMT -5
...hey Lloyd, not really, but I can tell you this. Every year when I clean up my garden and pull out all of the tomato plants, their roots don't go very deep and they don't really spread that much either. Kind of strange for such big plants. You could probably grow any kind you want, just use a larger pot. I'd say 10"-12" minimum. I've never grown tomatoes in pots so I wouldn't really know, this is just what I see in my garden. Cheers.
Gab, the seeds you sent me gave me the biggest plants I ever had. They bend all my stakes. Next year, I'll use 1 X 1 to prevent that.
The rainbow cherries end up to be purple/red tomatoes. They are really good.
I have a few red tomatoes ready to harvest but my other fruits are still green I don't know if they will color right before it is too cold. At least, the temperature is still high for a few week. We have a really hot September month ! Yippi !!!
Like we talked last Spring, I started my seeds too late. The low temperature we had in June didn't help too.
Post by amanitovirosa on Sept 18, 2015 19:25:29 GMT -5
...Shog, those Cherry Rainbows are excellent tasting, they're almost brown in colour, delicious. The vine can get out of control. It's too bad you didn't get any of the Brandies to ripen, in my opinion they are the best! If this weather keeps up maybe they will colour up for you. You can always take an unripened tomato off the vine and put it on a sunny window sill, it will ripen. My stakes were 1.5" x 1.5" this year. I already have some different ideas for next year. Salut!
Post by amanitovirosa on May 8, 2016 19:08:09 GMT -5
...KiwiPete, got any pics of your tomatoes before season's end??? I'm curious how they grow in New Zealand which is like Mars for me. Here are mine for this year...
...last year I did the 'Tomato Road', if time permits, I will put in place the infrastructure for this year's 'Twin Tomato Tornadoes' in the garden. It's quite possible this is my favourite time of year! Happy Growing to all!
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
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bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
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