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Well didn't this turn into an interesting little topic!


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Got what is going on now Raimo, my effort kinda doesn't live up to it :oops:


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Hate to say it Ell, but his is bigger than yours!


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lol, and here i was thinking tomato bushes never get that big/long

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lol, and here i was thinking tomato bushes never get that big/long

they do in the AP world :wink:

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Hate to say it Ell, but his is bigger than yours!


I know :oops: - but mine is only about 4 months old :shock:

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Almost there steve ;)
String is unwound from the bobbin(lowering the plant) the bobbin is then slid along the wire to take up the slack. Once a plant reaches the end, it is transferred across to the other wire (two wires in each row, with two rows of tommies) and it continues in the other direction. a rectangular round-about.
Rupert, remember not every bed is tomatoes at the same time. I think about 10 rows are tomatoes right now....

We use bumble bees to pollinate, unless I am cross-pollinating, then I use a vibrator pollen collector.
I know we sell for above average price, but have no problems selling all we grow as the quality and flavor is highly desired. $3.30 CAN/pound.

I don't believe any license is required for water supply, as it is drawn from a large outdoor pond/dugout. it is a fair amount of water though. Don't know how much. We also produce cukes, eggplant, peppers in smaller amounts, along with several outdoor beds of salad greens. About 1/2 acre under greenhouse.

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What's next here? Cucumber stringing technique? ;)

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What's next here? Cucumber stringing technique?


Yep - you wanna start a new thread or just tack it on to this one, I'm easy...if EB says anything to you just refer him to me, if he doesn't like that then my mate "muscles Monya" will sort him out :wink:

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thanx hayden, very interesting stuff, has been committed to memory ;)

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Rupert, for your interest, for the month of June we produced around 3730 lbs of tomatoes. We are pretty much in peak now, and go down to around 20% production in the winter months. Unfortunately peak is not very long here.

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How much is that per tomato plant?

(Must be difficult growing tomatoes in Canada! Short season etc. etc ..)

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A range of .25lb- 1lb or so per tomato. Sometimes larger.
Depends greatly on variety.
I would have to count all the plants to check per plant. (there may be records)

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My concerted effort in following the experts (is this correct :?: )

Taken off all branches below the 1st lot of fruit (except one - been taking off 1/day) - fruit has started to set, noticed that more flowers have appeared (2 more bunches on each vine).

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1) am I supposed to wait until all flowers have set fruit on each bunch before removing lower branches or just wait until the fruit begins to show (as I have done)

2) when fruit sets on higher flowers, do I remove the lower branches up to that bunch or wait until the lower fruit has been picked :scratch:

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the tommies have to be the "climbing" type not the "bush" type dont they? i know there is a techo word for this, but i get confused which is which

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Is it determinate or indeterminate Steve or am i thinking of something else?
I had a bash at training my toms horizontally but this particular variety didn`t want to play ball.
Pruning leaves is a good idea for better airflow although it`s pretty much impossible to keep on top of it now.
Luckily toms don`t need direct sunlight to ripen :wink:


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