My Greenhouse Tomatoes

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    Back around Oct last year I noticed that I had a tomato plant coming up in a pot that had a Datura in it. I guess the pot was sitting next to my tomatoes that I grow in large tubs last year and either a bird or squirrel dropped a couple of half eaten tomatoes in the pot. So, just to see what would happen I moved it into my greenhouse before the cold weather set in. It's doing fantastic. Has already produced one ripe tomato and another one is ready to pick. There are about six or so unripe ones and tons of flowers and buds. dsc06797.jpg dsc06798.jpg dsc06806.jpg dsc06817.jpg
     
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    What an interesting experience. Are you pleased with the flavour of the toms?
     
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    Definitely, my wife and I cut the first ripe on in half and when you bit into it there was this burst of flavor.
     
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    That sounds like just what you want in a good tom.
    Congrats mate.
     
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    I was just out looking at it and found I have about 7 or 8 clumps of buds and some have opened. Looks like there's about 7-8 flowers to a clump.
     
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    Sounds like true sharing (but tomatoes are worth it) :like:
     
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    They sure are just wish I'd get a bunch to ripen at the same time.
     
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    Love this! OMG If I had a greenhouse, I would be growing tomatoes all year. And it would to filled to the rafters with everything I love to grow! I always have volunteers and they produce well. I just have to settle for the toms that I've canned to get me through the winter.
     
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    I didn't really expect this plant to survive this long but it's thriving. There was a cold spell back in early Dec while we were out on our cruise and my heaters ran out of propane while we were gone but nothing got hurt luckily. I just put some more of the same seeds into another 1gal nursery pot to see if I can get some more going.
     
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    Oh wow Chris I am so jealous right now!!! If I had a greenhouse, it would be over...starting my tomatoes from seed this weekend. Those pics are gorgeous and that tomato looks like you enjoyed it...lol. That plant is so healthy!!
    It was well worth it wasn't it!!
     
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    Thanks, I however noticed the other day that something is chomping the buds off :mad: None of my other plants in that greenhouse are being bothered, there are no snails on the plant nor can I see any worms or anything else. They're just being bit off at the end of the little stem they're on. So, I got out the Seven dust and went to town. It's been two days and I haven't noticed any more blooms missing so maybe that took care of it. I started some more seeds in a pot back on the 14th hopefully they'll germinate soon.
     
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    Don't you hate that..seven dust should do the trick. Next time I would use a pepper mixture.
     
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    What goes into the pepper mixture?
     
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    Cayenne or black pepper and water or canola oil in a squirt bottle. Remember to always spray one leaf first to make sure it doesn't do anything funny to your plant!! If you have bugs...they are going to run...and it does a number on keeping cats and dogs and just about anything else with a nose, away until it rains, then reapply.
     
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    Thanks, sounds like something I should use to keep the city deer away from my Hibiscus when I put them out front in the spring. So far the Seven dust has stopped whatever was eating the buds now it's full of them.
     
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