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Offline BrickStoneOven

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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #75 on: May 20, 2011, 04:26:51 PM »
Oh yea how far apart are you usually supposed to plant tomatoes from each other in a garden? I gave my neighbor 2 of my tomatoes and put them about 1.5 feet from one another. Was that to close or is that fine.


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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #76 on: May 20, 2011, 05:46:42 PM »
John that garden looks really nice and neat. I can't believe how much its raining either, it was driving me crazy. I've had a tarp over the tomatoes for the last 3 days.

It's been raining here for 6 days.  Sunshine tomorrow, then rain Sunday & Monday.  My dad's growing my San Marzano's in his greenhouse.

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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #77 on: May 20, 2011, 06:03:13 PM »
Oh yea how far apart are you usually supposed to plant tomatoes from each other in a garden? I gave my neighbor 2 of my tomatoes and put them about 1.5 feet from one another. Was that to close or is that fine.

I am using a Calabrian method and they are 12 inches apart. People will say it is too close, but it works very well - they be become a wall of tomatoes.

John

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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #78 on: May 20, 2011, 06:13:58 PM »
I am using a Calabrian method and they are 12 inches apart. People will say it is too close, but it works very well - they be become a wall of tomatoes.

John

Can't wait to see the results.

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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #79 on: June 05, 2011, 05:39:40 PM »
Here is one of my dozen and a half Roma tomato plants. I have a few generic Roma plants, some Roma VF plants and some Pompeii Roma plants. I'm also growing basil, 4 types of peppers, onions and a few other things here and there.

I'm growing everything in a square foot garden configuration. I have three 4ft x 4ft plots, and two 4ft x 2ft plots. The little plots are just for maters and peppers and get sun from sunrise to sunset.

I'm looking forward to fresh and canned sauce!
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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #80 on: June 08, 2011, 07:44:30 PM »
I left my grow lights on overnight by accident will this effect the plants in anyway? They were on for about 20hrs +/- 30mins. Theres something else that confused me. When I got the setup I asked the guy how long I was supposed to leave them on for. He said 16 on, 6 off. What about those other 2 hours. Did he say it wrong or is it supposed to be a cycling at different times thing?
Late answer, but---
From what I understand, tomato plants grow more from soil warmth than sun (but of course they need sun).

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Re: Growing tomatoes
« Reply #81 on: June 08, 2011, 11:29:02 PM »
I think they made a simple mistake. I  usually start them under lights for anywhere from 12-16 hours on, the rest off. I think I set my timer for 12 or 14.

Plants need an off period, this is when they grow. There was a study done about 50 years ago about which on/off length is best, I will try to find the pic if I didn't post it yet.

Here it is:(http://mysite.verizon.net/~korney19/301.jpg)



 

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