Cherry Tomatoes Grown Using GH Liquid Nutrients

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In this Blog, I will be growing the AeroGarden Cherry Tomato seed kit. It will be starting in Week 2, I have lost my Week 1 information!
 
This will be grown using the General Hydroponics 3-Part Nutrients - namely the Flora Micro (hardwater), Flora Grow and Flora Bloom 
 
Cherry Tomatoes Harvested up to 25th January 2009 - End of Grow
 
32 Total Weeks of Growth
Total of 74 tomatoes harvested
 
Red Heirloom - 55    
Golden Harvest - 19     
 
The tomato count is low due to the plants growing rapidly up into the lights, this has necessitated pruning which has lost me many buds.
  
 In Summary
The first tomato formed at 8 Weeks and 3 days
The first fully ripe, ready to eat, Red Heirloom tomato appeared at Week 13 and 3 days.
The first fully ripe, ready to eat, Golden Harvest tomato appeared at Week 13 and 5 days.
 
Weekly Picture Summary
 
Week 1  Week 2  Week 3  Week 4 - Before Pruning  Week 4 - After Pruning  Week 5 
Week 6  Week 7  Week 8  Week 9  Week 10  Week 11
Week 12  Week 13  Week 14  Week 15  Week 17  Week 19
Week 23  Week 27   Week 32 - End of Grow
 
 
 
 
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 Check aerogrow.com for

 Check aerogrow.com for pruning instructions/videos.

I've let lettuces and herbs have multiple plants per pod. But lately I've thinned down to one per pod. Probably depends on what you're growing. Was that the question? I eat the thinnings.

Flowers are much slower than lettuce. I don't know what kind you're growing. Marigolds and mimulus are quick - for flowers.

It can definitely get too warm for lettuce. They like 65-75 degrees and do really badly if they get too hot. Looseleaf ("salad greens") take heat worse than romaines. Tomatoes and herbs are happy with a warm room. Above 90 degrees is a problem.

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Does one have to take out
Does one have to take out extra plants from the other pods like lettuces or herbs? Don't have to trim down to something like just 3 single plants like tomatoes I don't think but I am not sure if we have to thin out the pods of a lettuce or not. I hate the thought of wasting a good plant. I might do like you, but those little labels sure don't go back on well. Do you remove the pods that cover them for a greenhouse effect once they touch it? I have 3 types going now - lettuces in a new Aerogarden (7 classic) and 2 more that were used by someone else and I sterilized them and then planted herbs and flowers. the flowers are very slow, is that normal? They may be in one with older lights but I did put up the reflective mylar silver thing around it to give it more light. I thought that might work. I have it in a sunroom where I don't generally have AC on and not much air movement. It is warm with the 3 Aerogardens out there with lights on 16 hours a day. Do I need to turn on a fan? I did crack a window open. I will have to make sure that is closed and locked before I go to bed. I just don't know if it can get too warm for them. The windows are large but we don't have much sun coming in as there is an overhang. Do I have to prune off other plants like I am going to have to when I grow tomatoes? That is only down to where there are 2 leaves opposite one another, is that right? Perhaps you can suggest where I find the video to see the pruning. I haven't found it this evening. Thanks.
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Thanks jess, it's been a long

Thanks jess, it's been a long time since I was a hero.

Rosemary from seed is a long, long process... It would have been much better to buy an established plant to look after, I wanted to try this from seed so flouted convention. Rosemary thrives on neglect, so it's an ideal plant for me.

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Ok doke! Thanks u guys! I

Ok doke! Thanks u guys! I will open a grow log (just soon as I read how) and keep up loading pics. I was thinking that maybe the foil will reflect some light back up to the lower branches and that they will grow. When I finally get a tomato I am going to be so happy!

 

I just ordered a whole bunch of stuff from the company I just found called www.buzzyseeds.com I am going to try my hand at growing things the old fashion way as well...u know in dirt. Lol!

Its getting warm here in NYC now. Today was 65 degrees and this week will be in the 50s. I will definitely start a grow log to document all my little babies. I had to throw out another green bean seed today. This is the 2nd one that rotted. I am trying to get 3 to grow in an AG3 but this darn 3rd seed is so elusive! But I'm determined.

Hey Peat,

I noticed you are growing rosemary from seed! You are my personal hero. I bought a rosemary plant online a few weeks ago but uts dead now I think. Its just all dried up. It pretty much arrived half dead & no matter how much I called & emailed the lady would tell me know to care for it. I did get a refund tho.

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We'd love you to stick around

We'd love you to stick around and open your own Grow Log to show off how it does, Jessi. You've got me curious how your tomato does from here on in.

Everybody wants to grow tomatoes in an Aerogarden. But they give people more trouble... I suppose the same is true outdoors, too. People just love tomatoes, though!

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I hope it will now be fine

I hope it will now be fine for you, good luck.

As for the brown spots, I would ignore them at this time - they appeared on my plant during it's grow, probably water spots as you said. We'll worry about them if they grow and spread.

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Good luck! It should be

Good luck! It should be happier.

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Well, I'm all done and

Well, I'm all done and viola... lets keep our fingers crossed.

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I just added a tiiiiny bit of

I just added a tiiiiny bit of hydrop to the vase & its running thru the AG3 right now.

Meanwhile should I be worried about these little spots I just noticed.

I am thinking they are just water spots because I had sprayed the leaves with water a few days ago (b4 I learned better) & they sat wet under the light.

 

Is it water spots or something worse

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You need to get all the plant

You need to get all the plant roots/sponge in the peroxide as well, they will be coated with algae. Pop some dilute peroxide into your small vase to help with this. 

Edit: cross-post with gisette, yes, it's an additive. Once the system has been run through with it; new water, new nutrients, plant back in and add some more to the tank.

 

 

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