Kathy's garden 2020

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Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:51 am

Nice! I hope you're able to stabilize your cross. I'm trying to make a deliberate cross this year for my first time attempt at breeding a tomato.
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:31 pm

Let us know how it goes! I did not do the cross myself, just am trying to grow it out! Pretty exciting. @OhioGardener what are you crossing, and what is your goal for the final product?
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:58 pm

6/29: Sprayed with soap and Mancozeb (first treatment). Everything looking good. Knock on wood no signs of fungus yet but temps should start rising over 90 now.

After a good fertilizer drench yesterday my Taiga plant has put on what looks like a half foot of growth and is rivaling my pacesetters.

Two more of my crosses setting fruit, plant 4 and plant 8, and plant 4 in particular looks very exciting as it is showing definite lobes.

Plant 4:
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:26 pm

About bleach spray, I have had great luck with it.
One thing to consider is that bleach gets weaker with age this is true you can look it up.
So if you use a brand new bleach you wont have the same results you will if you use an older bleach.
Please correct me if I am wrong but it is what I have read when it comes to disinfecting things.
I toasted my tomato leaves with a new bleach this year but the things are doing okay now considering the hell they have been through.
I have long scraggly vines with no leaves ending with new growth, :lol:

Your plants look great.
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:49 pm

I have had great luck with bleach spray too! One thing that Bill on Tomatoville, who came up with the bleach treatment idea, warns is to always check the strength of the bleach. Some bleaches are concentrated, and you use less bleach.

Most of what I have seen that is available now after the run on the Clorox brand are generic brands and are not concentrated.
Just and FYI if you have never used it.
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Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:10 am

worth1 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:26 pm
About bleach spray, I have had great luck with it.
One thing to consider is that bleach gets weaker with age this is true you can look it up.
So if you use a brand new bleach you wont have the same results you will if you use an older bleach.
Please correct me if I am wrong but it is what I have read when it comes to disinfecting things.
I toasted my tomato leaves with a new bleach this year but the things are doing okay now considering the hell they have been through.
I have long scraggly vines with no leaves ending with new growth, :lol:

Your plants look great.
So did you have good luck, or did you toast them?
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Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:21 am

Ginger2778 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:10 am
worth1 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:26 pm
About bleach spray, I have had great luck with it.
One thing to consider is that bleach gets weaker with age this is true you can look it up.
So if you use a brand new bleach you wont have the same results you will if you use an older bleach.
Please correct me if I am wrong but it is what I have read when it comes to disinfecting things.
I toasted my tomato leaves with a new bleach this year but the things are doing okay now considering the hell they have been through.
I have long scraggly vines with no leaves ending with new growth, :lol:

Your plants look great.
So did you have good luck, or did you toast them?
Toasted some leaves but they were on their way out anyway.
Had some sort of early blight that hit them early on that crept it's way up the vines.
Not for sure what it is but it isn't the dreaded f or v wilt.
I get hit with it every year on and off from the dust from my neighbors lawnmower.
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Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:44 am

Puttered around in the garden yesterday evening and saw plant 2 and 3 also have set fruit. Plant 2 is particularly exciting because it appears to be ribbed, and judging from the clusters should be cherries or at least a small size. My other fruits are growing at a good clip. This is an exciting time because everything is putting on growth like crazy, and the whole garden is full of promise.

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Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:59 am

7/3: Pre-July 4th check! Fertilized everything well and did normal pruning and tying off tasks. It's so fun to see the plants grow. Two of my plants showed a tiny yellow spot so off the stems went, and I sprayed for the first time with copper. I'll douse the plants with soap probably tonight, as I saw a few aphids yesterday.

Otherwise everything looking good. My other Grosse Cotelee plant is now fruiting, and the GC plant that got a running start is looking like this:
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Plant 7. These are getting big! Maybe saladette size?

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Hurry up and ripen! Plant 5:

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Plant 2, ribs a bit more prominent as it's growing:

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Plant 4, looking quite ribbed, and big. I do wonder if this might be a fused blossom. Any way to tell, other than just waiting on other flowers' fruit to mature?

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Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:01 pm

Looking good! It's fascinating watching things grow, especially new things.
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Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:23 pm

You can tell by looking at the blossom end of the tomato if it was a fused blossom or not. If it looks normal, then it is. If the blossom scar looks large and like a huge blob then the chances are it was a fused blossom.
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:25 pm

7/4: More fruit! Taiga, Karma Purple and Perfect Storm have all set. Taiga and Karma Purple are especially interesting because the Karma Purple was a later plant-out than Taiga, and yet they both set fruit on virtually the same day.

Now it's back to rainy - massive thunderstorms last night. I'll spray with Mancozeb again tomorrow.

Some pics:

Taiga
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Karma purple
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Plant 4, new fruit - looking very similar to the other one. On balance I don’t think it was a fused blossom.
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And Grosse Cotelee, for now my biggest fruit:
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Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:06 pm

I snuck out into the garden at lunch today to get away from work for a minute and was so tickled to see my Taiga fruit growing like a weed. It’s so adorable. Also, Malinovaya Zebra has also finally put out buds. It and a volunteer have been my stragglers this year.

MZ I’m growing for the Carolyn tribute from old seed that she sent Shawn Conant before she passed. They germinated really well considering their age but this one got a late plant out, was spindly and took forever to put on growth. I am assuming because of the age of the seed but I’m not too sure. I planted out others late at the same time and they’re doing better.

In any case my lunch time hookey was rewarded with buds!

This is the first time I am growing any heart varieties and am looking forward to them. Taiga, Berkeley Tie-Dye Heart, and if I remember right I think MZ is a heart also.

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Post: # 25019Unread post Ginger2778
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:59 pm

KathyDC wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:06 pm
I snuck out into the garden at lunch today to get away from work for a minute and was so tickled to see my Taiga fruit growing like a weed. It’s so adorable. Also, Malinovaya Zebra has also finally put out buds. It and a volunteer have been my stragglers this year.

MZ I’m growing for the Carolyn tribute from old seed that she sent Shawn Conant before she passed. They germinated really well considering their age but this one got a late plant out, was spindly and took forever to put on growth. I am assuming because of the age of the seed but I’m not too sure. I planted out others late at the same time and they’re doing better.

In any case my lunch time hookey was rewarded with buds!

This is the first time I am growing any heart varieties and am looking forward to them. Taiga, Berkeley Tie-Dye Heart, and if I remember right I think MZ is a heart also.

Taiga

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MZ

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Taiga is looking very perfect. The hearts are much beloved by most in The tomato world. So meaty and so pretty.
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Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:49 pm

Very pretty ones, hope you will love the taste :)
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