Monday, August 2, 2010

First Garden Tomato Picked Today!

It rained yesterday and this morning the CF =20 (actually the other meter said 14 which panicked me a little because that's low enough to foster splitting and I had splitting my tomatoes. Anyway I added a cup of concentrate which took it up theoretically to about 26 so we'll see. Meanwhile I picked the first tomato off the garden and it was one of the larger ones, either an Abe Lincoln or an Atkinson and weighed in at 5 1/4 ounces.

10/2 DONA 4 at 1 5/8,1 1/2, 1 1/2, 1 1/4 total 9 at 13 ounces
10/2 G:Atkinson/AL 1 at 5 1/4 ounces
7/31 DONA 1 at 1 1/4 so total now is 5 at 7 1/8 ounces.

Pictures later! Later has come! Picture Summary: Top: the Jungle (the float system with the plants all over the place) the fruit is hard to see with the foliage. On the Left is the Garden with the tomatoes most in evidence because the foliage is less luxuriant and the plants are confined in a more orderly manner. The picture on the right is a cluster of tomatoes in the jungle. These are the larger ones either Atkinson or Abe Lincoln, not sure which. Then the lowest picture is some Donas in the jungle. They are tending to split which I think may be due to low nutrient levels and the cycling of the nutrient as the system transpires, especially on the super hot days we've had when it got into the low 100's.

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