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Old 04-15-2009, 08:14 PM #11
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sounds good thanks for all the info!
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:37 AM #12
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ive got a question real qick and instead of making a new thread i hope to have it awnsered by you guys:

I just started growing some tomatos myself under a 250w MH light. Everythings going good the true leaves are just starting to show but ive had it on a 20/4 light cycle for a couple days now, but the leaves look a little "damaged" i guess you could say. Nothing major but i was thinking i should change the cycle to 18/6. Would this be a good idea and is there a better light cycle i should use? Thanks.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:03 AM #13
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ive got a question real qick and instead of making a new thread i hope to have it awnsered by you guys:

I just started growing some tomatos myself under a 250w MH light. Everythings going good the true leaves are just starting to show but ive had it on a 20/4 light cycle for a couple days now, but the leaves look a little "damaged" i guess you could say. Nothing major but i was thinking i should change the cycle to 18/6. Would this be a good idea and is there a better light cycle i should use? Thanks.
im not sure how they respond to light cycles, but we never get long days in the tropics where i live and tomotoes are no faster than anywhere else it seems , why not save some power and take the hours down to 12/12 and see what happens, im pretty sure they will just keep growing as normal.

Grew some green zebras the year before last, loved the stripey fruit , doing some black russians this year.. Ive noticed the supermarkets offering some different coloured tomatoes of late , not sure but they looked like black russians or a similar variety .. good to see them being sold in the shops i thought ...

One thing is for sure , nothing beats the tomatoes you grow at home.
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ok ill try that and see what happens, the true leaves of one tomato are coming in really well and im about to transplant into a bigger container tommorow or next so ill change the light cycle tom. and hopefully it dosnt change the grow. It would be great to save some power tho. Thanks!
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Belgian Pink (in my experience) is the best all-around tomato, and it's an heirloom too. Great flavor, can take anything you throw at it, will grow successfully in [large] pots, etc. In my opinion, if you can grow good herb you can grow good tomatoes. One or the other isn't necessarily harder to grow, you just have to know what each one likes.

That said, growing tomatoes indoors requires some thinking, planning, and effort. You'll need some pretty decent wattage, and the plant would have to be a determinate variety (ie: bush). If you get an indeterminate they'll be 8 feet tall before you know what happened.
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My workhorse tomato is Sioux. I've tried BW Sudduth's repeatedly, as well as Stump of the World, and the other BW variants, and they all suck for me in my growing zone. The late finishers have always disappointed me.

For an early finisher that kicks ass, Bloody Butcher [its better than Stupice, but I've not yet grown 4th of July]

Black tomatoes Ive done well with: Paul Robeson, Japanese Black Trieffle, Black Cherry

Pruden's Purple has done ok for me as far as pinks go, and as far as yellows go, Persimmon rocks for me. most yellows/oranges/whites taste way too creamy for me, and that is everything i don't want out of a tomato. i want tangy, zingy tomatoes, not creamy.

Everyone has to try Sun Gold Hybrid at least once. I've grown a bunch, but its one, like Sioux, that I grow every year, becuase its got THE BEST TASTE hands-down of any cherry/grape tomato you'll find. Easy to grow, too.

All tomato varieties have about the same pH. None is any more or less 'acid' than any other.
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Alright the main thing that I learned from my last garden is that you really need a lot of room between plants. This is what happened to mine:



We named it the Tomato Bush. I had to have my boyfriend hold my foot so I could lean in to grab the tomatoes from the middle. They were good though. -Mia
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We have 27 tomato plants and they are all early girls...they have a great flavor and a good size..


ohh I think theres one Medford tomato...just trying something new.
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