|April 17, 2013||#136|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nauvoo, Alabama
Something else I am working on is growing some giant tomatoes on Brandywine plants.
You know how brandywine has thin skin and they easily crack if over watered the slightest amount when they start to ripen.
I am using the Earthbox to grow 48 single vine plants but I am not using their fertilizing method and not using the mulch cover. I just wanted to use them to let the plant take up the water that it needed and see if this will help prevent the fruits from cracking. There is 8 single vine plants in each Earthbox.
I put a tablespoon of the fertilizer mixture in the water resevoir about every 3rd or 4th fill up.
I pollinated about 50 megablooms this week. some have not finished blooming.
I noticed along time ago that since these megablooms are 2 to 5 fused blooms, sometimes the whole bloom does not open in one day and it takes several days for each fused section to open to be pollinated.
A couple of these blooms were 4 fused blossoms. Sweet.
Here they are.