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Old February 25, 2016   #31
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Dan,

Thanks again. I received your seeds earlier this week.

Tonight (2/25/2016) I sowed 8 seeds of 11xF3.

I'll post updates as warranted.

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Old February 25, 2016   #32
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I got the seeds a couple of days ago. It is too late to start seeds here and planned on waiting until August to sow for the fall season. But since there were plenty of seeds, I went ahead and sowed a few from 2 varieties. Since the plants will be small, I can always move them into the shade/air conditioning to aid with fruit production. Now they just have to hurry up and grow.
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Old March 1, 2016   #33
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Dan, I received the dwarf/micro multiflora seeds. Thanks very much. Will keep you posted on the results. (:
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Old March 1, 2016   #34
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Dan, seeds arrived safe and sound.

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Old March 1, 2016   #35
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hi Dan, the seeds arrived today, thank you so much! I will start them on the next fruitday



mine are only ready to go..... shame on me.....
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Old March 2, 2016   #36
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Wow, I have sprouted seeds for all 7 crosses you sent and I even have the start of a true leaf on 1 seedling. These are quick growers.
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Old March 13, 2016   #37
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Here are my seedlings; Everything is sowed outside because I don't have lights; if it is really cold, I will bring them in. It took about 8 days for the first seed to germinate.

For a long time, only 1 seed for F3-1 germinated.
F3-2 took longer for the initial germination, but seeds germinated within a couple of days of each other.

But since then, all seeds for both varieties have germinated - 100%.

Here is a picture taken on 3/10 and another one taken today 3/13. These guys grew a lot in the 3 days.

Now I just need the weather to cooperate and NOT get hot like last April.

Will transplant into their own cells/pot this week with the larger ones going into their own 4" pot and the small ones back to the cell to see if they make it being separated.
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Barb, your seedlings look so good just a few days old. What growing media and fertilizer are you using? (:
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Old March 14, 2016   #39
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Here are my seedlings;.....

Will transplant into their own cells/pot this week with the larger ones going into their own 4" pot and the small ones back to the cell to see if they make it being separated.
If the 'small ones' look healthy except for size compared to the others, they are probably micros. It is likely that 25% will come micro. They should mature at the same pace as the others, just stay shorter with everything closer together.
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Old March 14, 2016   #40
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Not that mine look bad, but yours look really good Barb.

I'm hoping I can start bringing them outside during the day next month, weather permitting.

Germination was also really good on my end.
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That's good to know; First time trying/growing Micros. So far, the size seems more related to when the seed germinated.

Aerial - I just start seeds in ProMix. They have had minor bottom feeding with Neptune's Harvest Fish; barely any like 1/4 capful in a gallon of water.
I don't give any fertilizer until I transplant; then will use Tomato Maker.

This spring is the first time using Tomato Maker. Marsha (Ginger) uses it for seedlings and she is the best Florida tomato grower. Only use a pinch of it.

Previous seasons I used Espoma BioTone and one year Bioactive (the granulized fertilizer from Urban Farms, the makers of Texas Tomato Food).
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Old March 17, 2016   #42
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Here are the 5 I potted up. Variety is 11xF3. They are doing well. Germination was 100%, lost a couple to helmet heads and one looked kinda blah so I went with 5 plants. I'm planning on growing these 5 micros in a pot together.
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Old March 17, 2016   #43
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Default Interested in Growing a Multiflora Dwarf?

"I am looking for 1) taste ; 2) color ; 3) size and, 4) obviously, production. I also have several micros if you want to grow something in a small pot or on a shelf. I even have a purple, potato-leaf, saladette-size micro multiflora (under 18") that tasted great in the F2."



I would definitely be interested in this one! PM sent.

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Old March 18, 2016   #44
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.... I'm planning on growing these 5 micros in a pot together.
How large of a pot do you intend to use?
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Old March 18, 2016   #45
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I'm not sure yet. If I find one big enough that I like Ill do that otherwise I'll do two smaller ones. I'd welcome suggestions since you've grown these specific micro dwarves.
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