Help..leggy tomatoes

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  1. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    let me know how that galina's yellow is. I have never grown it... I don't like the name. isn't that funny. I haven't ordered it because I don't like the name. stupid.
     
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    hummerbum Young Pine

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    Carolyn...that is funny...not you!! I will definitely let you know.
     
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    hummerbum Young Pine

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    Update: 3/4/18
    Trying different techniques..i added kelp to the hydro one. (Wish me luck) I have the smaller ones (as you saw) in hydro. I still have a few to put in soil. Checked out the Patio Mater this eve when I came home...leaves are curling...giving it a few days.

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  4. Islandlife

    Islandlife Young Pine

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    I haven't read all the replies but if you have leggy tomatoes just plant them that much deeper when you plant outside. They'll love it.
     
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    3/12/18 Update from last week 3/9/18:Boy have they've grown. Check out the roots in that jar. Going to cover it very soon. I added kelp to my solution. So far, they seem to love it.
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Good that you added kelp to your solution. That is a very good feeder.
    I used to go to the ocean and gather seaweed when a severe storm would wash them up. I just dumped it onto the garden like manure. The plants love it. I think that I posted a piece on here.
    Anyhow--your plants are looking superb. Amazing roots.
     
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    hummerbum Young Pine

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    Funny that you mention the seaweed...im at work and I listen to YouTube vids most of the day to keep me calm and just listened to a video a few mins ago, of a person in New Zealand who uses seaweed for his mulch. The maker of "Hungry bins", worm composter.
     
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    I would have re-potted them by the time they reach this height. I usually re-pot a couple of times before they go into the ground. I also trim off the lower branches.
     
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    hummerbum Young Pine

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    Heck Growingpains, I just did 2 weeks ago....our last frost date was yesterday. But I'm going to wait, I hope for another two weeks, but those babies are bursting at the seams in my room. Probably will have to move some into the dining area (that we don't use..lol)if I end up re-potting them again before they go out. Now i could pot them up in the containers that they will be going in and keep them inside. More ingenuity with pvc pipe....lol. That way I will have that extra room for the lettuces that have sprouted.....geezzzzzz.
     
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    Daeze New Seed

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    Plants look nice and healthy!!Good Job.
     
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    Growingpains Young Pine

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    LOL HUmmerbum, I need to go back and learn more about your PVC pipe-dreams! Seriously, that sounds very interesting.
    Your tomato plants look very healthy.
     
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    hummerbum Young Pine

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    Thanks Daeze, I appreciate it!
    LMBO...Growingpains!!! Thank God for my Dad, the plumber!!! Thank you. I'm trying to keep them that way...they have outgrown the area and their containers (as you can see) and really need to be moved outdoors in about a week.
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    Hummer, those tomatoes look great. I anticipate the grownup version.
     
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    Thank you Growingpains!!!
     
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    hummerbum Young Pine

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    Growingpains....and now the grownup version!!!
    The tall one on the left is Early Girl.
    Pic 1.jpg Galinas, Principe Borghese, Mr. Stripey, Black Krim and (forgot the name) Pic 2.jpg Pic 3.jpg
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    Tomato Principe Borghese
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    Homemade Waterers..holes in the caps and bottoms are cut enough to form a lid for me to lift and pour water in.
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    Red Robin Tomatoes
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    Red Robin Tomato still growing in that vase!
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    Red Robin Rootball
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