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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:40 am 
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they have started to sprout


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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Looking good! :)

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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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just staked my tomato's today


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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they are grow well


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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yeah, tomatoes grow well once they start. hOpe you have tomatoes soon!

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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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thank you,
to tie them on the trillis what is the best way, me and knots don't get along, and I am a little worried about tie them to tight or not tight enough


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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My husband has that trouble too twitch so he doesnt tie them. They just lie all over the ground but we get hundreds of tomatoes! You can get soft rubber sort of ties from Bunnings that you thread one end through a hole on the other end (if that makes sense - bit like a soft cable tie) if you do want to try tying.

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I use a figure of 8 - use soft plant tie, around stem, cross over the two ends between the stem and the stake and tie them together behind the stake (doesn't need to be tight - this method leaves room for growth). Then later in the season I tend to give up and just support any thing which is heavily loaded and might break - looks messy but works.
If you are growing them in the boxes, you can add some more soil (to the top of the box}. The plant will send out new roots into the extra soil and be more stable and get some more nutrition and more water. Then cover the soil with some mulch (straw)


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:31 am 
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I got these


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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tie plants


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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a mate showed me how to tie the tomatos


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The chux is a good idea. I haven't seen that used before.


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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my mate told me he uses it because it can still let the stem breath


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Yes, I think it is a great idea. Nice and soft too!

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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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first flower, I am walking to the moon ( excited )


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