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Raman
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June 22, 2011 - 11:04 am
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Hi GG,

Atlast got tomatos from my own plants. These Plants started to come on it's own after I prepared big pots for beans , cucumber etc., I mixed cowdung , compost and red soil. I am not even half as good as you in making vegetable garden. Shortly will post some roses growing. 

 

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Raman

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shaheen_lal
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June 22, 2011 - 2:12 pm
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Good work. Lovely pictures.

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jeev
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June 22, 2011 - 2:28 pm
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Wow! Great work Raman. So how many days since you get to these tomatoes after sowing in the seeds? 3 plants in a 12 inch pot? How long did the cilantro take to sprout? Keep posting. Its an inspiration.

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June 22, 2011 - 6:27 pm

Awesome tomatoes..

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Raman
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June 22, 2011 - 8:52 pm
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I did not sow the seeds, but it grew on its own after I mixed cow dung with red soil and compost(around 2 week of March). Not one plant but at least 12 to 15 of them started to pop out of soil. So I spread it out in big pots each containing atleast 4 or 5 plants. I thought it was too much even for the big pots because tomato plant grow vigorously and drains nutrients rapidly from soil. So I did not even add till today any fertilizer. Allow the fruits to mature on plants itself and later pluck it. You can keep the fruits fresh for atleast 10 to 15 days at room temperature(Bangalore). I am not sure about other cities. It tastes very good... and I mean it. Cilantro was sowed as you can see on the plastic tray on 2nd June,2011, it took 9 days to germinate. Yeah, it takes little longer  considering its size. You should split the cilantro seeds in half by either with little stone or crushing with your slippers but make sure not to damage it badly. It will grow nicely.

Wishing you all a Happy growing

 

Bye now,

Raman

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Raman
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June 22, 2011 - 8:52 pm
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I did not sow the seeds, but it grew on its own after I mixed cow dung with red soil and compost(around 2 week of March). Not one plant but at least 12 to 15 of them started to pop out of soil. So I spread it out in big pots each containing atleast 4 or 5 plants. I thought it was too much even for the big pots because tomato plant grow vigorously and drains nutrients rapidly from soil. So I did not even add till today any fertilizer. Allow the fruits to mature on plants itself and later pluck it. You can keep the fruits fresh for atleast 10 to 15 days at room temperature(Bangalore). I am not sure about other cities. It tastes very good... and I mean it. Cilantro was sowed as you can see on the plastic tray on 2nd June,2011, it took 9 days to germinate. Yeah, it takes little longer  considering its size. You should split the cilantro seeds in half by either with little stone or crushing with your slippers but make sure not to damage it badly. It will grow nicely.

Wishing you all a Happy growing

 

Bye now,

Raman

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jeev
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June 23, 2011 - 9:33 am
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Great Raman and thanks for the info/suggestion. 12 tomato plants without sowing??? So your compost had it? Where did you buy the compost? Buy compost and get tomato free! Or did you make it? Thats something new. I will try corriander after crushing.

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geekgardener
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July 6, 2011 - 11:20 pm
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Those are nicely yielding plants. Kudos to you. You have successfully transitioned into a veggie gardener from Ornamental gardener..

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Hello everyone,

Have two cherry tomato plants which are about 2 1/2 ft tall. They flower regularly but the flowers fall after blooming without setting fruit. One of the plants though, has managed to set 3 tiny tomatoes one which ripened to a lovely red this morning and i plucked it and popped it in my mouth to enjoy the sweetness of it. After these three tomatoes, no more!!! Have tried everything, sprayed with sodium benzoate, and also with a product called biogrow which the nursery guy suggested I use, put fertilizer in the soil, added vermicompost, etc. though not all at the same time. Have successfully grown good yielding plants before and am so disappointed this time. Any suggestions anyone?

Thnx.

Shaheen

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Raman
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Hi,

I am surprised to hear about the health of your cherry tomato plant becuase it is a carefree growing plant. I am not sure about the use of sodium benzoate.What  i can suggest is taking out the plant from your peresent soil mix, mix vermicompost and cocopeat well in ratio 1:1. set your T.plant in the mix. It has to grow well and it will, if not then problem with your tomato plant with some kind of veral attack. Probably you can check in google, there are zillions of info on net. You should atleast have min 5 hrs of direct sunlight.

Alternatively you can harvest seed from one of your cherry tomato and start it all over again. I think this is the best solution.

All the best to you.

 

Raman

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geekgardener
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Hi Shaheen,

are the plants healthy looking? Is the plant more vegetative. Try flicking the flower truss in the morning. This will cause pollination if that is the problem. Send us a picture of the plant.

good luck
GG

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