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The Tomato Addendum

2022-11-22

I'm limiting this sub-report to just tomatoes. I'm growing tomatoes in the Ranches and the iDOOs.


Ranch Two:

  1. Jalapeno plant in fruit, several ripe peppers harvested

  2. Empty. Covered

  3. Mini Red Tomato plant in fruit, eight unripe tomatoes of various sizes.

Ranch Three:

  1. Yellow Tomato, planted 2022-11-15 Germinated and one inch above the pod cover.

  2. Empty. Covered

  3. Yellow Tomato, planted 2022-11-15 Germinated and one inch above the pod cover.

Phredd: The light deck is raised to its maximum height.



  1. Empty. Covered

  2. Empty. Covered

  3. Empty. Covered

  4. Empty. Covered

  5. Empty. Covered

  6. Empty. Covered

  7. Empty. Covered

  8. Heirloom Cherry Tomato Plant 12 inches tall lots of (at least eight) baby tomatoes. [2022-11-20 it might be a Golden Harvest. The tomatoes look like the ones in Sheba some time back, and that was a Golden Harvest.] The tomatoes are as much as 7/8 inch thick. I've found it necessary to weigh some branches to keep them below the grow lights

  9. Empty. Covered

  10. Empty. Covered

  11. Empty. Covered

  12. Empty. Covered


Sheba: (No template)


  1. One Heirloom Cherry Tomato Plant, fifteen inches. Blossoms. One tomato sighted.

  2. Empty. Covered

  3. Empty. Covered

  4. Empty. Covered

  5. Empty. Covered

  6. Empty. Covered

2022-11-19 Two revisions to the report with regard to Sheba. First, the bracket from which the lampshade around Sheba hangs has been raised. The screws were removed. The lower screw was re-installed using the upper hole. Then the upper screw was installed in a new, higher hole. It raised the bracket four inches. Second, a halo grow-light was wired to the spokes of the lampshade. It operates at 50%, 12-on/12-off. The top of the tomato plant is twenty inches tall now. The integral light and fan fixture has been turned as shown - It isn't tall enough.

2022-11-21 The halo light assembly was exchanged for a different halo lamp from which the telescoping support pole could be and was removed.

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garysjordan
garysjordan
2022年11月23日

My own tomato plants are giving ME encouragement! I still shake the plant in the Click-N-Grow, but the rest are in iDOOs and those have built-in fans. The difference is amazing.


On the other hand, one tomato plant in Phredd has taken over ALL of Phredd and most of Ethyl. I have been remiss with my pruning, but all those extra branches are covered with blossoms. How could I choose?


I've looked at a few tall garden setups, but I have no place to put them. No matter. Fresh tomatoes in December, fresh lettuce, fresh herbs and spices - what could be better?


Enjoy your gardens!

いいね!

jmrusch
2022年11月23日

Hi Gary, I wanted to report that after my 2 tomato plants in the Click-N-Grow Smart Garden 9 only had 3 tomatoes last summer (due to my ignorance about pollination) I tossed them and planted just one. I paid close attention this time, pinching back to keep the height reasonably under the lights, and blowing/shaking the plants once I saw flowers. I currently have 9 green tomatoes and several more buds that I'm hoping will turn into fruit. I appreciate very much your encouragement and example!


Thanks,

JulieR

いいね!
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