Tiny Tim Tomato Grow Competition

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Hi All,

Tiny Tim tomatoes started in an Aerogarden Elite +.  Three pods (2 seeds each) started 9 January 2010.  The intent is to grow two in the AG and one in soilless potting mix under standard fluorescent lights.  Liquid nutes TBD.  We shall see which one prevails!

Beth

Day 37 Floramato in the AG, 2.2 EC, pH 6.0.

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Wow, Beth. Great contrast.
Wow, Beth. Great contrast.

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Just bumping this thread up.
Just bumping this thread up. This is the same variety that I'm growing this year with Ginger's Lightscreen. MUCH different result so far this year (2014)

 

 

 

 

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Beth - any ripe tiny tims

Beth - any ripe tiny tims yet? They don't take 40 days to ripen, do they?

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Yeah, the FloraMato acidity

Yeah, the FloraMato acidity was a real nuisance. Bad enough to have to work so hard to correct the pH when it was freshly made, but then it didn't stay stable in the Aerogarden - pH drifted later in the same week.

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Hi All, I will try again next

Hi All,

I will try again next fall.  I'm not pleased with the floramato - dislike the acidity!  I'll either try standard nutes or the nutes I got from the guy that I get the sponges from (Aerofalls).  I'm not done experimenting yet!

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I would have hoped that the

I would have hoped that the FloraMato should have worked fine for these, it's supposed to be for toms after all. It's a shame that they never turned out well, I was more than curious to see the outcome of these - sorry about the poor result.

The cherry toms I grew in the AG (using the Flora series) turned out well but there weren't many of them - I won't be growing any further tomatoes in my limited Classic again though, not worth the hassle for so little in return.

 

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Tomatoes usually aren't very

Tomatoes usually aren't very nice looking plants.

Though I must say, my mother's husky cherry tom last year turned out attractive - very compact and lush.

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Nope - none ripe yet.  The

Nope - none ripe yet.  The ones I grew in the fall were surprisingly good for indoor grown tomatoes.  Wish it was a nicer looking plant.

 

 

 

 

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Any actually eaten yet?

Any actually eaten yet?

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Hi All,  Tiny Tim Grow

Hi All,

 Tiny Tim Grow competition has been terminated (day 91).  The AG Tiny Tim continued to grow foliage out of control without setting new tomatoes - the buds whithered.  I got tired of looking at it.  The TT in potting mix is more manageable (but an ugly plant - always is) and has set a good amount of tomatoes.  I will try a tomato in the AG next fall with different nutes.  I must have been feeding too much nitrogen.

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