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I've decided to start a separate log on my Tomatoes & Peppers -- AG's, Buckets, and Topsy Turvy's. 

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Lookin' good! Good luck with

Lookin' good!

Good luck with the topsy turvy tomatoes!

I see signs of root life on my last jetstar tomato sprig - fingers crossed.

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Ugh!  40 days!!!    The good

Ugh!  40 days!!!   

The good part is that there are several clusters, and several tiny toms growing now.     I'm tickled!  And the classic cuke will be ready to harvest soon.     The jalapeno has lots of buds   

And -- the carmen & mariachi pepper plants are doing well   

Pulled outside cuke plants.  Full of bugs.  Will start new shortly.

Outside topsy turvy toms not terrific.  Only 3 toms on 2 plants. But the plants look like they've got a second wind.  An upper branch on each one has really green, good looking leaves coming.  If our worst heatwave is over, maybe they'll produce properly.

Outside green bell pepper plants growing very well so far.  I'll have to put some kind of support out there soon.

Have shut down the 2 space savers.  No plan for them yet.

Enough for now.

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Definitely not taking a long

Definitely not taking a long time!!!

Of course, ripening them takes longer... I think Beth was right, that it's about 40 days from set to ripe, for mid-size tomatoes. Mega-cherry might be quicker...

You've gotten used to cucumber speed, now.

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Orlando Jude (not verified)
After reading your note I

After reading your note I went back & counted again.  It really is 7 weeks exactly.  I 'planted' in a 6+ on June 20.  

I was thinking it was taking a long time.   

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Yikes! 7 weeks is super early

Yikes! 7 weeks is super early for a tomato! That's about the age you normally transplant out a tomato, and then its 2 or more months after that to harvest.

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Today I see ONE Mega Cherry

Today I see ONE Mega Cherry tom coming at 7 weeks from seed today.  But there are several blossoms.  Waiting to see if they'll produce.  Haven't fed in quite a while, so might feed a few grains tomorrow.

All pepper plants doing well, but no buds yet. 

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Ya know, I'm seeing

Ya know, I'm seeing everything doing much better on lower nutes.  Strange, huh?

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These look great, Judith! On

These look great, Judith!

On the sugary - looks like effects of the too-high nutes. New leaves should be OK? When they arrive. Damage from too-high nutes sure takes a lot longer to undo than a little slowness from too-low nutes. If ever - lettuce doesn't seem to recover from too-high nutes. Tomatoes... be glad it didn't have any fruit to trash.

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  Horrible nasty creatures

  Horrible nasty creatures aren't they?

Well, here's this weeks info on my toms:

  this is the Park's, and it has a problem.  Anyone have any ideas?

Parks Sugary Tomato in AG 6+

 

6/26

EC 1.8-2.0 then

EC 1.8

PH 6.5

 

After topping off

6/28

EC now 2.0

PH 6.0

EC  was 1.6-1.8 added MaxiGro

6/29

EC 2.4.-2.6

After adding a pinch of MaxiGro

7/2

EC 2.6

Pinched the growing tip off – EC to high, plant looks bad, drained and replaced – EC then 1.8 – 2.0 – some leaves were drying up

7/5

EC 1.8

PH 6.5

Added a pinch of MaxiGro – trying to get to 2.0

 

  then there's this little gem, doing really well:

Mega Cherry Tomato in AG 6+

 

6/26

 

Tom up

6/28

EC 1.2-1.4

PH 6.0

Pepper up

 

7/1

EC 1.8

PH 6.0

Moved Jalapeno pepper to ‘other’ classic w cucumber in rockwool

Added MaxiGro

7/5

EC 1.8-2.0

PH 6.5

Looking good

 

 and growing in spite of the heat here:

Tomatoes in Topsy Turvy outside

 

7/5

 

The 2 Tomatoes growing – lots more flowers on both plants

 

 this one is looking good too:

Super Boy Hybrid – determinate, in Bucket

 

6/25

EC now 0.6

PH 6.5

Planted seedling in bucket – added 1/2 tsp MaxiGro

 

7/5

EC now 1.8-2.0

PH 6.5

Slowly added MaxiGro ea day until EC on left – plant looking really good

So I may finally get some decent tomato plants!

 And my Bell Peppers are doing really well:

  here's 2 almost ready to pick.

Orig Bell Peppers in Bucket (75 days to harvest)

 

2/28

 

Planted California Wonder Bell Peppers in Classic

3/25

EC 1.8

Transplanted 2 seedlings to Bucket

6/9

 

Found a 1” & a 1-1/2” peppers and several tiny peppers

7/5

EC 2.2-2.4

PH 6.5

Peppers growing well, found more peppers and flowers

This plant HATES new water – will drop leaves suddenly

 

 

Will pick biggest pepper next time I need one –it’s quite big enough now

  and my latest baby:

2nd round Bell Peppers in Bucket

 

 

 

Planted California Wonder Bell Peppers in Rockwool

6/24

 

Pepper FINALLY up

6/26

EC 0.4

PH 8.0

Added 1/4 tsp MaxiGro

Added 3/4 tsp lower

6/28

EC 0.8

PH 8.0

EC 0.6 Added 1/2 tsp MaxiGro

Added 1/2 tsp lower

7/5

EC 1.2

PH 6.5

Slowly added MaxiGro ea day in between to get to this point

Plant coming along well

 So that's it for this week's update.

 

Still having fun! 

 

 

 

jessijordan (not verified)
double eek!

double eek!

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