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by Firstyeargardener2006 on April 19, 2006 08:50 AM
Hello,
I am growing tomatoes and I think I might have started mine to late. I planted them the last 2 weeks of March. They have grown a few flowers on them, but I am not real sure on what to expect. [nutz] I am going extremely crazy since how I do not know any one who know's anything about gardening (like how they are suppose to look). Thank you

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by peppereater on April 19, 2006 09:26 AM
You are in a zone where you can start tomatoes very early...most people would love to start tomatoes that early!
By now, they should preferably be in the ground...most of mine aren't yet (OK City area.)
You're well within the correct time...
pictures always welcome...

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Even my growlights are getting restless!
by Firstyeargardener2006 on April 19, 2006 09:46 AM
Thank you. I am trying to figure out how to shrink them they are to large.

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by peppereater on April 19, 2006 09:52 AM
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Originally posted by Firstyeargardener2006:
Thank you. I am trying to figure out how to shrink them they are to large.
Huhh?
Are you trying to grow them in containers?

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Even my growlights are getting restless!
by peppereater on April 19, 2006 10:11 AM
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Originally posted by Firstyeargardener2006:
Thank you. I am trying to figure out how to shrink them they are to large.
OOhhh! You meant the pics...Use Photobucket, it automatically resizes. [thumb]

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Even my growlights are getting restless!
by Firstyeargardener2006 on April 19, 2006 10:21 AM
No they are planted on a bed. I can not figure out how to add the pictures.So I can show all of you how it looks. Every time I try it keeps coming out to big.

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by allison on April 19, 2006 10:31 AM
I also am having issues with the tomatos for my first garden. I started them 3 weeks ago. They are very long, but not sturdy and hardly any roots to them at all. They have 4-6 leaves at the top, but the stem is VERY thin and spindly. My last frost date is April 20th, but I'm afraid to plant them anytime soon. What have I done wrong?
by peppereater on April 19, 2006 10:37 AM
They are somewhat spindly early on. If you want the to get stouter, put a fan on them. Do you have them under lights? Have you heard about hardening off tomatoes? You should put them out under under part sun and where they can get a breeze during the day, and leave them out at night when the temps stay above 50, for a couple of weeks before they go in the garden...

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by weezie13 on April 19, 2006 10:40 AM
Firstyeargardener,
I do mine by seeds, and I haven't even started my seeds yet,
so I can guarentee you didn't start them too early...

Have you gone thru all of our posts here,
by doing a FORUM SEARCH or a GOOGLE SEARCH at the top of the page...
There is a ton of info on growing tomatoes..
*there's a bunch of us here that are just looney~tunes over tomatoes...*

Also, do you still need help getting a picture on here, let us know.. we'll help you along!!!!

*****~~~~>Allison.
Tomatoes root all along their stems, if they are still spindly... pull them out *by holding a leaf, [Frown] the stem* and re~pot... right up to the top, *snip some little leaves off at the bottom if you have to... it's okay*

Keep us posted on how you make out...
**You might even want to start a new post on this
subject then you may get a few other answers along with it...
*if you copy and paste, that'll save you time...
If you let me know, you did restart a new one,
I will delete this...*and add my post to your question..* [thumb]

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by allison on April 19, 2006 10:42 AM
I've heard about hardening, and started that a few days ago when the temps got warmer. Unfortunately, I planted two seeds per tray pot, and I split them, which might not have been such a good idea according to what I've read (of course, after the fact). I put small stakes and tied them up, cause they were intertwining and getting into my pepper and eggplant seedlings. I don't have them under lights, but in the sunniest room in the house. Thanks.
by Firstyeargardener2006 on April 19, 2006 10:53 AM
http://photos.yahoo.com/ladyk24@sbcglobal.net.

I think you can see them here. If not please let me know. I'm still trying to make them smaller.

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I sit in my vegetable garden so that I can see them grow.
by weezie13 on April 19, 2006 11:02 AM
Tomatoes are pretty tough plants...
*weeds almost I swear*

But I would say, you could start to harden them off during the day a bit, first in the shade to get used to the day light outside...
then each time put them more and more into the sun..*full sun*

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by weezie13 on April 19, 2006 11:02 AM
Firstyeargardener,
It says.......
quote:
No photos are available

Sorry, *********** has not enabled any public albums in their account.
Learn more about sharing albums.


You need to go back and make them PUBLIC...

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Firstyeargardener2006 on April 19, 2006 11:14 AM
[URL=  - ]web page[/URL]

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by Firstyeargardener2006 on April 19, 2006 11:15 AM
Here is one.

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by Firstyeargardener2006 on April 19, 2006 11:18 AM
[URL=  - ]web page[/URL]

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I sit in my vegetable garden so that I can see them grow.
by Firstyeargardener2006 on April 19, 2006 11:23 AM
Sorry,
I found the forum. I remember seeing it the other day. These are my tomatoes. I try and take pictures of them once a week incase i need to show some one (nursery or e-mail).

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I sit in my vegetable garden so that I can see them grow.
by weezie13 on April 19, 2006 11:30 AM
That's a perfect lookin' tomato plant you have there... [flower] [thumb]
You can mound up some soil around the base...
and it'll root along there..
Get a big stake on that plant, or it may fall over..
*Mine get about 5 or 6ft high...*
*although take care not to do it toooo close
to the plant to damage the root..*

Spray on a foliar spray...*fish emulsion*
or a diluted high middle number fert foliar spray,
*like a 10~60~10... so the middle number is the one for flowering and fruit production*

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Firstyeargardener2006 on April 19, 2006 11:40 AM
Ok thank you very much I was very worried. Thank you all.

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by weezie13 on April 19, 2006 11:58 AM
Please keep us posted on they, okay??????
We [Cool] love [Love] to [gabby] hear [critic] updates, good [angel] or bad [devil] ..
Thats' how we all learn [teacher] ...

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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by johnCT on April 19, 2006 07:36 PM
Plants look great, but don't expect those small store-bought cages to provide adequate support for full size plants unless they are determinates or dwarfs.

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by Sorellina on April 19, 2006 11:02 PM
Ciao all,

Just to clarify the tomato jargon: determinate refers to a type of tomato that sets fruit all at once, more or less. You'll see tons of flowers and the plant will reach a certain height, usually 4' tall or shorter, and stop growing. These are fairly compact plants. Dwarfs are even shorter, usually 2' tall, but can also be smaller than that. Indeterminates, on the other hand, will grow and grow and grow until frost kills them. I had a few last year that grew over 8' tall, so word to the wise, get some TALL and very sturdy stakes for indeterminate tomatoes. If you're unsure what growth habit you have, let us know the variety and we can tell you, and if by chance we haven't heard of it, we can find out.

Cheers,
Julianna

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by johnCT on April 19, 2006 11:50 PM
Thanks Julianna!

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