Tommie Time

Discussion in 'Fruit and Veg Gardening' started by Sjoerd, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. waretrop

    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Yes Sjoerdie I do that.....
     
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    heh heh heh...no one has called me that in years. :)
     
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    I don't know why not....you're such a Cutie Pie..
     
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    Oh miss Ware, I do declare you say the nicest things. :)
     



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  5. Danjensen

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    Liking the technique S, been doing the same at each of my potting up stages as well.
    Laying the seedling flat in the pot.

    I'm using tubs in the greenhouse this year. (first time with a green house) but plan to do the same put plant them deep.
     
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    Hello Dan,

    Great to hear from you. I have been wondering how your work was coming along over there. Garden work, I mean.
    Thanks for your comment. I hope that you will have luck with your toms using this or a similar method. If you have the time, would you take pics when you do your planting? I would like to see how it goes there.

    BTW mate, how is the rest coming along? Got any foto's? I'll bet your fruit trees were lovely to see in bloom.
     
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    Potting up the toms this weekend mate so will post a pic for you.

    Fruit trees were lovely, and it was very hard for me to go round and snip off all the blooms. First year in the ground i want all the energy on roots. That said i have left 2 peaches on my relocated tree to see if its new position will let them germinate. (last owner says she didn't get any last 15 years.)
     
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    Great news, Dan. I shall keep my eyes open for that.
    Yes, I know how hard it is to prune...but you know that it is best. A good root ball is everything.
     
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    Great demonstration Sjoerd! I knew about the stem being planted for rooting, but never thought of putting the root ball in deeper. Gonna try it!
     
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    Sjoerd, More pictures please as your toms start standing up. I planted 3 this way yesterday. So would like to watch your toms as well.
     
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    BUNKIE--Well, the trick here is that you lay the tomato plant almosy horizontally, with the root ball just a tad deeper than the foliage. The focus is on getting more surface roots to develop along the stem. Those are the feeders, the deeper rootball takes up almost exclusively water.
    Good luck with this method.

    Hiya DONNA--Oké, I will post more pics as the toms begin to grow upwards. The plant tops were already standing upright the day after planting. I hope that yours will too.

    How long were the stems of your toms when you planted them? Mine were about 12 inches or so.
     

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