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Pictures from 2017

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nige
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Pictures from 2017

Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:43 am

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The red/brown tomatoes are the results of cross pollination to attempt in increase in Anthocyanin..
The other pic is of the interior of the green house I built using all reclaimed scrap items, even the bricks were due to be broken up and thrown into the dump.. 2017 is going to be very productive..
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Re: Pictures from 2017

Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:26 pm

Wow! These Tomatoes look great! And the Greenhouse.. I love that recycled vibe! :) Very inspiring! Will 2017 be the first season growing Tomatoes in the Greenhouse?
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Re: Pictures from 2017

Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:33 am

Was the attempt successful?
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Re: Pictures from 2017

Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:40 am

First of all, Happy new year to you all, I wish all your sprouting and seedlings to be the best for you...
I have had 6 greenhouses in 6 years, all from repurposed items, each year I have learned from the last. So 2017 will be the first year in this "model". Today I was building a hoop house, ten foot long, again all out of repurposed materials.
As for the Anthocyanin, this year will tellImage. The Reasurch biologist is very excited about the prospects.
What I can tell you is,
1). The seeds are viable
2). Absolutely wonderful taste
3). Heavy producer
4). The stems of this plant are purple when it starts to set flowers.
5). There was a very slight increase in the Anthocyanin from the larger parent plants.


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Re: Pictures from 2017

Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:57 am

If we are able to attach pictures, are we, therefore, able to attach mini video's?
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These shots are of previously built green houses and a shot of young root system in the static hydroponic trough system...As always, everything build from salvaged materials, my wife hates going anywhere I'm my truck with me.

Happy growing
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Re: Pictures from 2017

Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:07 am

How do you post picture on the reply? Do I have to download Growerflow app?
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Re: Pictures from 2017

Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:51 am

Nice roots on that plant! So you're growing your own Tomatoes both Hydroponically and in Raised Beds? Does the way of growing affect the Anthocyanin level?

Nige: There is no good way to upload videos yet. If you send it to me I can add it to your post but it is still a bit tricky. Sorry about that.
Ava: You can upload images on reply, but I saw that you got the app already. :)
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Re: Pictures from 2017

Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:30 pm

Answers to Anthocyanin,
There is a slight reduction in TASTE and ANTHOCYANIN from the hydroponic fruit, the taste is "watered down" . There is still a wow flavor but not quite as much as that grown in the raised beds.
The flavor through the raised beds is due to the ingredients within the beds.
Remember, junk in, junk out.... As for the ingredients..
Very, very mature horse manure, with coffee grounds from your local coffee shop. And, grass clippings and leaf mulch. If you find a few worms, throw them in as well.
All this is mixed together and left to mature for a few months


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Re: Pictures from 2017

Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:42 pm

I just saw something that looked very similar to your Tomatoes on a TV program on Future Foods. They tried to get Tomatoes with high levels of Anthocyanin by manipulating genes from specific Flowers into their Tomatoes. Their Tomatoes were Purple too. Very interesting. But you probably already know about that. :)
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Re: Pictures from 2017

Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:20 pm

I do! The anthocyanin turns the fruit a deep red/black color

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