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Re: Tomato Plants are Too Small?

Post  Turan on 5/20/2012, 7:58 pm

@camprn wrote:Turan, good post! I didn't lay my tomato plants down when transplanting, but I did plant them deeply, last year they got to over 8'tall, the year before, over 10' tall., Here are the roots of eggplants last year. I cannot see m to find the tomato root photo. must be on the old computer.

I went looking through the old garden stuffs to see if I could find tomato roots. Broccolli yes but no tomato. I am curious now if I can see evidense of roots growing along the buried stem. Bea posted about this too. My plants grow about 6 foot tall by August when I start pruning heavily to ripen them.

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Re: Tomato Plants are Too Small?

Post  GWN on 5/20/2012, 8:17 pm

someone just posted here the other day, the roots of tomatoes.
I believe it was acura.... I cannot remember the thread though
I found it pretty convincing

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Post  Turan on 5/20/2012, 9:03 pm

O for goodness sake how did I miss this? Jeeeeeeesh.

BUt I posted some articles on this in the thread Bea had. Seems like it suggested that deep planting makes for more roots in the South (like acara has) than up here.

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t12107p30-tomato-pepper-plants-put-in-now#120254

Here is another thread on tomato roots. I notice that boffer's roots (grown in a cool climate for sure) are nice a big but not showing roots up the stem.

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t4156p15-tomato-roots

I planted deep and one sideways. I figure the roots need the moisture reserves in the summer of the depths. maybe it helps with BER. A theory anyways.
But after a life time of thinking it was best to plant deep or sideways I am not so sure it matters here.

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Post  GWN on 5/20/2012, 9:20 pm


I planted deep and one sideways. I figure the roots need the moisture reserves in the summer of the depths. maybe it helps with BER. A theory anyways.
But after a life time of thinking it was best to plant deep or sideways I am not so sure it matters here
Me too, I planted several sideways and a few deep.
Not being the greatest record keeper it will be interesting.
This will be interesting, I have never laid them down before.

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Re: Tomato Plants are Too Small?

Post  boffer on 5/20/2012, 11:34 pm

What you can look forward to..

3/25


4/15


5/20


Probably even faster for you because you'll have some heat!



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Post  FamilyGardening on 5/21/2012, 12:05 am

*gulp* wowzers boffer!!!

hugs

rose.....who almost turned her maters side ways and when it came down to it.....just couldnt do it....... all i could think of is slugs climbing on our maters leaves.....What a Face

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Re: Tomato Plants are Too Small?

Post  GWN on 5/21/2012, 11:04 am

WOW those are impressive pictures
I have had mine in my hoop house for a month now, the first lot died and I have a second lot that is doing nothing.
Must be warmer in yours.

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Re: Tomato Plants are Too Small?

Post  Turan on 6/10/2012, 3:27 pm

TTT, how are the tomatoes and other crops doing?

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