The First Toms

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    It was time to plant the first of our toms in the greenhouse. As many of you kow, I plant mine a bit differently than most folks.

    i begin by digging an angulated hole, deep on one end and shallow up by the stick end, water it in and then lie the plant more or less at a horizontal angle, clipping off the lower leaves first.
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    Then it gets carefully buried. The Bride nestles them in.
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    Next, the pot with the plant’s name on it is placed above the deeper rootball. The sticks are there to show how and where the plant is lying.
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    A partial overview on one side of the greenhouse:
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    You can see that I still have several more plants to plant, we will wait a week or two before chancing more.
     
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  3. mart

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    I am ready for my BLT Sjoerd !
     
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    I thought you had some ready to harvest already! How do you feel about giving a tomato planting lecture up here when (if?) we get that greenhouse?
     
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    Good way Sjoerd :)

    I've planted 3 out in the polytunnel so far but just up to the first true leaves :)
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Right Mart. I shall give those plants a talking-to. They need to get their skates on. There are hungry people here.

    Droopske, something can be worked out. Chuckle.

    Good work, Zigs. Easy does it. It is warm in the tunnel, but it is not May yet.
     
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    Nice job @Sjoerd!

    My tomatoes are ready to plant outside. Maybe next week will be warmer so I can do that.
     
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    Ta. I enjoy the planting side of things.
    I know what you mean, Daniel. The trial ones that I will plant outside cannot go out for at least two more weeks, maybe three.
     
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    Planting tomatoes is always difficulty for me and I have no idea why? Some of you here knows I have tried a couple of times and I had a success in 2014. They were small but nice to eat.
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    Well after that it was just failure all the way ... may be I should give it a go again :)
     
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    @KK Ng what happens to your tomato plants? Do they just not bloom? Do the plants grow for a while and then die?
     
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    Daniel they usually grow very well in the beginning and flower well. When it gets too hot the flower do not bloom and just drop off even if I shade the plants. When it starts to rain the flowers also just drop off and the plant just start to slow die off. The weather here is just hot, hot, very hot and rain, more rain and storm.
    I am looking for a hybrid that can withstand this weather condition. If I can find it I'll plant it.
    Oh yes I have no problem with cherry tomatoes.
     
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    @KK Ng that sounds like a good plan. Especially if there are hybrids that are especially good in your climate. My situation is the opposite - cool nights.

    I've found ways to cope with blight diseases but I also think disease resistant hybrids can be quite helpful.
     
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    That's great Sjeord, I've still got mine in the conservatory won't be outside until the end of may.
     
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    Thanks Loggie. I hope that your weather soon warms enough to plant them out…well, for us both actually.

    KK I hope that you can find a compatible tom to grow this year.
     
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    We can't even plant outside yet. So funny how the climate works. I have a couple tomato plants growing though!
     
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    Hang in there, Shaw— your time will come.
     
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