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Old September 9, 2017   #1
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Default Video of old French tomato growing....

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Did you watch the french tomato growing video that was posted? Some interesting topping/pruning techniques were covered.
Is the video still around?
I thought I'd saved the link to the video but I'm unable to locate it.
Does anyone have the link?

Thanks a million!!!!



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Old September 9, 2017   #2
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Is the video still around?
I thought I'd saved the link to the video but I'm unable to locate it.
Does anyone have the link?

Thanks a million!!!!



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I thought I had also saved that link, but no time to go thru my faves to look for it now.

Sorry.

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Old September 9, 2017   #3
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Is it this vidéo ?
http://www.ina.fr/video/VDD09005621
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Yes, Yes, Yes, and do you know how many hours I just spent, first going through my faves,nothing,then Googling and Googling some more. I was determined to find it, since I may have deleted it from my faves since my faves holds 2400 entries, and I'm always having to delete some to add new ones.

I ASAP saved it to my faves. And I love that they gave the names of each kind of tomatoes they were harvesting,and other than one I didn'tknow, all are very available today. Yes, it was in 1930 that the video was done.

Merci beaucoup ,

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Old September 9, 2017   #5
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Yes, Yes, Yes, and do you know how many hours I just spent, first going through my faves,nothing,then Googling and Googling some more. I was determined to find it, since I may have deleted it from my faves since my faves holds 2400 entries, and I'm always having to delete some to add new ones.

I ASAP saved it to my faves. And I love that they gave the names of each kind of tomatoes they were harvesting,and other than one I didn'tknow, all are very available today. Yes, it was in 1930 that the video was done.

Merci beaucoup ,

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Carolyn, does your faves have a search function?
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What a lot of back breaking work in that video.
Can anyone explain the part about pinching the tip out (after truss #3) and allowing a sucker to become the new leader only to pinch the tip again, twice more, until the plant has 6 trusses, same as their 1st example where the plant was tipped after growing 6 trusses without the pinching. ?

I don't speak French and missed the reason for doing it that way. Never seen that one before.
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What a lot of back breaking work in that video.
Can anyone explain the part about pinching the tip out (after truss #3) and allowing a sucker to become the new leader only to pinch the tip again, twice more, until the plant has 6 trusses, same as their 1st example where the plant was tipped after growing 6 trusses without the pinching. ?

I don't speak French and missed the reason for doing it that way. Never seen that one before.
Je ne parle France' pas, aussie. (?!)
I don't speak French either but I know it is called French Pruning:

First you grow a single stem.
Then you top it and allow TWO side branches.
Later do the same to the side branches.
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Alright. Thanks for the name.

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French-pruning tomatoes is a method used to get high volume yields of quality tomatoes in a limited area.
Described here
http://luv2garden.com/tomatoes_pruning.html

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Old September 12, 2017   #9
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Carolyn, does your faves have a search function?
Forgot to get back to you.

No, my faves does not, but my old, sent, saved on hard drive,mail folders,etc, all have that feature.

I think it might have had that feature in the beginning but got lost in transfers Wayne did as I upgraded from computer to computer.

Carolyn, who just wanted to add this,from my post above

(Yes, Yes, Yes, and do you know how many hours I just spent, first going through my faves,nothing,then Googling and Googling some more. I was determined to find it, since I may have deleted it from my faves since my faves holds 2400 entries, and I'm always having to delete some to add new ones.)

I bet I accidentally did delete it from my faves,probably since I didn't recognize the name I gave it.
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Here is French pruning from the Tomodori Site.

http://tomodori.com/3culture/taill_sur_2-tiges.htm

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Slightly off topic perhaps, but in east Texas, near to the Avery community I kept finding odd sink lines in my pastures. I was told by ex-MIL that the sink lines were caused by old trenches that carried smoke and heat away from a central pit fire, smoke lines roofed temporarily by either old roofing type tiles or boards. Some pits bigger than others, with the "smoke lines" radiating like the spokes of a wheel. The pits were also covered, opened only to keep the fires going ( embers).

Then the tomato plants were started next to the warmed smoke flues, which warmed the earth and allowed for earlier tomato plants to be grown to size to be put out in the fields. Differing stuff was used to lay over the seed beds to also help keep the seed /soil warmed.

I guess at one time period around the early 1930's, east Texas was known for tomato production.

I thought she might have been pulling my legs, but many of the older folk told me the same story about the tomato trenches. Supposedly, Avery ( near Clarksville and west of Texarkana) was once known as "the tomato capital of Texas".
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https://www.google.com/search?q=toma...&bih=824&dpr=1

https://www.google.com/search?q=toma...&bih=824&dpr=1

https://www.google.com/search?source...k1.YSFZhi7Et5M

Happy reading imp,especially the last link as to Texas tomatoes.

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