Aerogarden Lightscreen Cherry Tomato, the Rematch

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Moved this little guy into the Deluxe all by itself yesterday - a sweet baby girl cherry tomato. The last grow of this tomato in the lightscreen was really promising. Huge early yield, of the best-tasting cherry tomatoes I've ever had. (Note, that's not "best from an Aerogarden", but "best I've ever had". I don't usually much like cherry tomatoes. These tasted more like my outdoor mid-size tomatoes.)
 
Still being fed Beth's Floramato formula. The lightscreen is around the Deluxe, but not turned on. Already pruned off the 5th branch.

Harvest:

104 : first at age 11 weeks! ripe and delicious, too
Died suddenly at age 19 weeks. Best guess is driveway snowmelt chemicals got into the rainwater supply.
104 harvest above doesn't count how many green-to-scarlet fruit become edible after plant death. (Over 35 ripened in bowl.)

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 Looks good! I'm looking
 Looks good! I'm looking forward to see how long they go from set to ripe!

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Six weeks old and first fruit
Six weeks old and first fruit growing. Beth, I really liked your Floramato idea. It's subtle on the eggplant (couple days), questionable on the dwarf tomatoes (I've never grown them before), but this grow is nearly 2 weeks ahead of the grow it's a rematch of.

I really like 2 weeks faster to tomato harvest.  I like it a lot. Maybe the stems are weaker because they didn't get enough good growth nutes earlier... I don't care. I like weak stems. The plant easily compacts downward into the lit grow volume with weak stems. And this particular tomato variety is a hack-and-slash-with-machete type of robust, based on that last grow.

For the moment, it just started its first week of full bloom nutes, 3 part Flora. I like the Floramato head start, but dunno about growing on with it.
6 week cherry tomato, blooming and set first fruits - way early 6 week cherry tomato, blooming and set first fruits - way early 


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First flowers open, so
First flowers open, so transition nutes it is. And replaced the 3 AG light bulbs. I'm loving how branchy-floppy this plant is. Hopefully I can keep it shoved to the bottom of the lit volume that way. Gave it a first tie for support. The lightscreen is still unlit.
5 week cherry tomato, in bloom 5 week cherry tomato, in bloom 

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Lightscreen cherry tomato
Lightscreen cherry tomato branching well after last week's top-pruning. Switched from Floramato back to Flora 3-part series, since Beth decided the Floramato was inferior. Although this plant has buds, I'm giving it aweek of aggressive growth nutes before transitioning to flowering formula nutes - it's only 4 weeks old, and I want the sucker branches to prosper. Still unlit lightscreen.

4 week cherry tomato - branched well from top-pruning last week, has buds already 4 week cherry tomato - branched well from top-pruning last week, has buds already
 

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Beth - fwiw, I think I sent
Beth - fwiw, I think I sent you some sweet baby girl tomato seeds along with the lightscreen. They really were delicious and prolific. I've never tried a Tiny Tim, though, so can't compare.

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 Looking forward to this
 Looking forward to this grow. I plan on growing a tiny Tim tomato with the three part flora nutes. My floramato is old and clumpy. I think I'm not getting the right mix of nutes by ignoring the lumps.

 

 

 

 

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