I have never tried to grow a giant before, but I am now on a tomatoes growing team with the hunts and I don't want to embarrass myself with a small tomato ;), so I wanted to know how someone grows a 6+ pound tomato. Help is appericiated, thanks.
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water every 2 days & feed it some tomato fertilizer once every 10 days.
Forgot to post until now.
the plants have been outside for just over a month, and they are about 1.5 feet tall. But the thickest tomato plants I have ever seen. They have some flowers about to open at the top.
There are three plants, started with four but some jerk creature decided to try and dig up its roots, and the third died.
I was wondering what I should do to get the fruit to grow well, once it's pollinated.
Tomato plants get stunted at anything below 10 degrees Celsius so take precautions of the temperatures get anywhere close to that.
I did start four of the 3.51 DeMars seeds yesterday. Also, I agree with what you said about the TnT monsters, because there average is 2 pounds. I don't think that I will have to deal with cold for a long time, probably not till fall, because I have finally gotten nice spring weather.
I wouldn't waste your time on T&T tomatoes. That isn't even a variety of tomato, it's the name of a seed company from Manitoba. Looks like they grew a few large (anonymous variety) tomatoes and called the seeds T & T. Grow the DeMars seeds. Lots of time. I won't be starting my seeds till next week or even a week later. Better to have your plants grow steadily from start to finish than to have them deal with cold for a while.
Won't have space to plant the seeds till at least this weekend, after the other plants can start being transplanted into the garden. Also, the tnt monsters, have grown to be 5 pounds, and average at around 2 to 3 pounds. I probably will plant the seedling outside under cover by this weekend, because after the weekend we have no temperatures below 5 degrees, and highs are all in the late teens to early twenties.
Thanks for the help.
Well if your good for seeds, then maybe try to plant a couple of the DeMars seeds as well. I know nothing about these TNT monster seeds, so not sure if they will grow to the size your hoping for. Maybe someone that grew them can chime in & let you know how well they did for them.
I want to grow about 8 plants, but my dad thinks I shouldn't grow quite so many. I am located around halfway between Kingston, and ottawa, but I don't need more seeds. I will be able to add some triple 16, to the soil, along with compost, but probably no mycorizal fungi, or kelp or any of that.
I will be brewing compost tea, and watering with that occasionally.
I have a 5ft by 4ft area for 4 plants, and that is all, for the tomatoes.
I would start all of the 3.51 Demars seeds too. Where are you located? Plants won't go into the soil until June, so you got time. Send me your address & I could send you some other seeds to use if you want. How many plants do you plan on growing?
As far as your soil goes, I just grow mine in my garden. I add some triple 19, some k-mag, kelp meal & humic acid to my whole garden. Once plants are ready to go into the dirt, I add some mycorrizal fungi, AZOs to the planting site, along with a couple WOW starter paks & then add water.
Once they have taken & are starting to grow, I use a compost tea brew once a week & drench the soil around them. That should get you started.
I do have tomato seeds, I ordered some from a seed catalogue, and they were called Tnt monster, and they grow to be 5 pounds. A few weeks ago, I started a few, and they are about 18 inches tall, and in 4 inch pots. I also got some 3.51 DeMars seeds from the GVGO seed packet after that, and would be able to plant them. Would it be needed to plant them, or would it be better to use the older seedlings? Also, what sort of size of pot should they have?
Have you got any giant tomato seeds? If so, you can start them indoors now. They should be ready for the ground by early June. No special stuff for germination. Just put your seeds in some potting mix & you should see something pop up within 7-10 days. Make sure your soil is just moist, not soaking wet. They grow fairly quickly once they get going.
Contact me once you have them ready for the garden. Good luck.
Phil & Jane