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Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:33 am
by FlatFarmer
Got a Tomato Grower Starter kit from the Store. Thought it would be fun to try. I live in an apartment, so I will try to grow them in my bookshelf. :-) I have limited previous experiences in growing things, so keep your fingers crossed. Give me advises if it seems like i need them. ;) Thanks.

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:24 pm
by FlatFarmer
Sharing this update one week after the last picture. The plants look happy. :-) 

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:53 pm
by FlatFarmer
Two weeks after starting the plant starter kit. All 6 tomatoes seems happy. I don't really know when to transplant them into pots so i've only tried with 2 plants so far. Any input? I also wonder what pot size to use at this stage?

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:10 pm
by DirtandYarn
They look about four inches tall? I recommend waiting until six inches, and replant them deeper (to the first true leaves, or as deep as you can).


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Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:32 pm
by FlatFarmer
Thank you for your advice! :) I followed your instructions and replanted them today. 

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:42 pm
by DirtandYarn
Nice. What kind of tomatoes are they?


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Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:09 pm
by FlatFarmer
It's Balkonstar and Bitonto. Do you know them? They are supposed to be small enogh to fit my balcony. :-)


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Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:50 am
by DirtandYarn
I've never tried them but they look like a good choice for you. I hope you keep us updated on how the plants grow.


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Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:23 am
by FlatFarmer
The Tomato Plants are still alive. :) Here are some pictures:

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:44 pm
by DirtandYarn
Don't forget to rotate the pots occasionally so that the plants don't get lopsided.

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:28 pm
by FlatFarmer
Thank you! I've started to rotate them like crazy. ;) This is my tallest plant. 

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:22 pm
by DirtandYarn
Very nice, and they look like they are getting a good amount of sun.

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:07 pm
by FlatFarmer
Thank you. Spring is coming, and I hope that the day light in my window is enough for the plants. They are growing fast, from 15 cm 10 days ago to 25 cm today. 

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:45 pm
by FlatFarmer
My tomato plants grow fast. One variety is now taller than the other. Looks a bit funny.

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:08 pm
by FlatFarmer
Transplanting the tomato plants today. I have also topped the plants but that was after i took this picture. :-) 

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:14 pm
by FlatFarmer
I think the tomatoes liked to be topped and they have grown a lot since last update. Looking better now i think. The plants are taking over my kitchen window. :-) Pictures shows how they grow back close to the place where i cut the top of. Really want to see flowers soon.

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:37 am
by FlatFarmer
I did not think that the Tomatoes would be this tall. It was supposed to be small tomato plants. ;-) I can see that there will be flowers soon. :-)

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:09 pm
by FlatFarmer
I have at least 50 tomatoes coming! This is way beyond my expectations when I bought the Starter Kit. Some photos:

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:06 pm
by FlatFarmer
My first Tomato! 

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:18 am
by heatherdarko
That is so cool!!! No more grocery store for you!


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Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:13 pm
by LittleChili
Well done! I bet it tasted wonderful? :-)

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:46 am
by FlatFarmer
Thank you! They are of course the best tomatos i have ever tried and i don't want to buy tomatos again! :-) But i will probably change my mind in the winter... ;-) I am topping the plants to be able to keep them in my kitchen window but will soon move them to my new house where i can repot them and let them grow larger. They really have a lot of tomatos coming on each plants. Do you think that I can save seeds from these tomatos for the next year?

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:42 pm
by FlatFarmer
I have moved my tomatoes into my new house and into larger pots. I used buckets as many of you have used them in your posts and it seems to work great. 

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:29 pm
by FlatFarmer
More tomatoes :-)

Re: Trying a Tomato Plant Starter Kit

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:06 pm
by Ava R.
How long until they sprouted?