Mega Cherry Tomatoes

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Hi All,

  I started two pods of mega cherry tomatoes on 9/26.  They sprouted on 10/2.  Currently using ag nutes (since I have so many!)  May switch to liquid nutes for optimum growth.  I'll post pix later.

Day 28.  Currently on Flora nutes, growth (Micro 6.3 ml, Grow 10.6 ml, Bloom 2.1) pH 6.0.

Day 51.  Floramato nutes.  EC 1.8, pH 6.0

Day 92 , AG overwhelmed, only one tomato set.

 

Day 108 , terminating this grow:

 

 

 

Beth

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The head-to-head pot / AG

The head-to-head pot / AG grow for the tiny tims sounds v. interesting! I was expecting the pot to blow away the dishtub on my cukes, but... not so, so far.

The AG bulbs seem warmer than the 6500K daylight bulbs.

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Lots of snow, the most I've

Lots of snow, the most I've seen for a long time where I live. The usual chaos of course, unable to get to work... That's when I knocked up the modified AG for the broccoli, got a little bored.

Looking forward to the Tims, I was always interested in these for the AG.

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I'm using 6500K T-8 bulbs in

I'm using 6500K T-8 bulbs in Wallymart fixtures.  I've never had any problems growing anything under fluorescents, either T-12's or T-8's.  So, out goes the MC's and in goes the tiny tims (I need to see if I still have seeds).  That'll be the last toms in the ag till next fall.  I just may throw one in a pot for comparison.

 

Hey Peat do you get any snow over there?

 

 

 

 

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Interesting, that Beth had

Interesting, that Beth had wild success growing them in 4" pots, but others couldn't get them to grow in an Aerogarden.

Also interesting, that Beth's tomatoes preferred the fluorescents-next-door.

What K fluorescent tubes do you use, Beth? (I couldn't untangle the competing arguments I found on the web, so split the difference - one's like 4200K, the other 6500K, in a 2-tube fixture...)

FWIW, my mother had zero trouble growing her AG tomato kit in a classic. But - she has her Aerogarden on a sunny west-facing windowsill. I suspect this is the key to success with tomatoes.

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I've had a brief look over

I've had a brief look over there, nobody seems to have had any luck growing them for a variety of reasons?

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Seems like there's only light

Seems like there's only light enough for tomatoes to bloom right in the lights. Sorry to hear the grow went so badly, Beth. It takes forever to find out a tomato isn't working, doesn't it? I'm swearing off for another year.

Neat, re the tiny tims!

No, Peat, I don't think anyone here has tried them in the AG. Did Shane Arthur try them on the other board?

PS - got the basil seeds, too, thanks!

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I've lost track, has anyone

I've lost track, has anyone here done the Tiny Tim's in the AG yet?

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Hi Peat, The funny thing is

Hi Peat,

The funny thing is that I got pretty darn good output of tomatoes from the poor tiny tim tomatoes grown in 4" pots!  Tasted good, too!  I'm very disappointed with the mega cherries.

Beth

 

 

 

 

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Shame about the tomatoes, I

Shame about the tomatoes, I gave up growing these in the AG due to the exact same problem. More trouble than they were worth in the end, quite a bit of effort which was not offset by the poor harvest.

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