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Re: Share tips for growing tomatoes

Post by Tahir Khan » November 1st, 2012, 5:22 pm

Got it :)

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Re: Share tips for growing tomatoes

Post by Tahir Khan » November 4th, 2012, 11:00 pm

tomatoes have gone crazy after i sprayed them with a solution of magnesium sulfate and potassium sulfate :mrgreen:
now the trusses are loading up with fruit real fast :)

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Re: Share tips for growing tomatoes

Post by Tahir Khan » December 5th, 2012, 10:02 pm

Update of my tomatoes :)
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Huge amount of fruits on a single truss.
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Ripening!

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Re: Share tips for growing tomatoes

Post by Tahir Khan » December 5th, 2012, 10:13 pm

This season i have conducted a sort of expirement, i pruned one plant to a single stem, the second to two growing points and one plant i left wild no side shooting of any sort and i found that the one i left on a single stem gave very impressive huge trusses about 40 to 50 fruits on one truss and the two stem'd plant gave more amount of fruit than the single stem'd and huge trusses as well but the one i left wild gave smaller fruits and smaller trusses averaging 4-8 fruits per truss.

So to my conclusion it is better to prune the tomato to 1 or 2 growing points to get good quality and more fruits. :geek:

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Re: Share tips for growing tomatoes

Post by Izhar » December 6th, 2012, 9:29 am

despite regular use of fertilizers, mine didn't grew large and are ripening right now on the vines... will post the pics on weekend...

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Re: Share tips for growing tomatoes

Post by Tahir Khan » December 6th, 2012, 11:26 pm

Izhar wrote:despite regular use of fertilizers, mine didn't grew large and are ripening right now on the vines... will post the pics on weekend...
Izhar bhai, the success in tomatoes comes from ample sunlight, the plants were getting more than 6 hours of sunlight and were regularly fed according to your recommendation and what i also did extra was give a shake 1-2 times to the plants so even if there were no pollinating insects around the fruit would set.
Right now the plants have stopped growing and the top trusses have started to drop buds because of the cold weather... i will keep the plants as they are and see when tthey will start growing again and share the results. :)

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Re: Share tips for growing tomatoes

Post by Izhar » December 14th, 2012, 4:21 pm

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Re: Share tips for growing tomatoes

Post by Tahir Khan » December 16th, 2012, 9:59 pm

Izhar bhai, maybe the tomatoes didnt get enough time to grow large to beefstake size because of the cold! some tomatoes on my plants are also tiny but they are ripening because the plant had stop pushing more blooms out and to complete its life cycle it rapidly moved towards ripening the fruit and die later on :roll:
i also notice you havent pruned it to a single sturdy stem as this way bigger tomatoes are produced.

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Re: Share tips for growing tomatoes

Post by Izhar » December 17th, 2012, 9:22 am

We ate these this weekend, one of the sweetest tomatoes i have ever eaten..!!

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Re: Share tips for growing tomatoes

Post by Tahir Khan » December 17th, 2012, 12:24 pm

Izhar wrote:We ate these this weekend, one of the sweetest tomatoes i have ever eaten..!!
we also had a treat of some of our cherry tomatoes and they are sweet way beyond the supermarket grade, will upload some pics of them soon :)

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