Tomatoes in Al's 5-1-1 with pictures - Thank you Al & everyone

nirmalk_pApril 30, 2012

Hi Everyone,

I want to thank Al and everyone else in this forum for sharing so much of konwledge. I have been lurking around this forum for a while and made Al's 5-1-1 mix. Though it was difficult to find the right bark, everthing else went easy after that.

Sweet 100 cherry, got the plant from walmart and planted on 5-1-1 on 02-Apr-2012. After 2 weeks in 5-1-1 Mix.

after 2 more weeks on 30-Apr-2012

Better Boy on 30-Apr-2012. Started from seed. In 5-1-1 for last 4 weeks.

Big Boy on 30-Apr-2012. Started from seed. In 5-1-1 for last 5 weeks. Thick stem

Leaf within leaves?

There are flowers in all of the plants. Looks good to my untrained eyes (let me know if you see it otherwise) and want to share it with the group.

Thanks again,

- Nirmal

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suburbangardenMD(7)

Thats awesome! Are you training those up a string? Very cool.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 8:06AM
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DaMonkey007(10b - Miami)

Those are happy mater's Nirmal, congratulations! I also like the string training, I may just give that a try. And by the way, the stem on that Big Boy is ridiculous!! LOL!

PJ

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:16AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Wow, that stem is ridiculous, indeed! I agree with PJ! O.O
Thanks so much for reporting back with these excellent pics!

Josh

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 1:23PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

MmmmMmmmm! Looking good. Great job - you deserve to take a bow! Al

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 5:55PM
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nirmalk_p

Thank you Al. All of your threads are joy to read with explanation that a common person can understand.

SuburbangardenMD, Yeah I am planning to train them on string after it gets little taller.

PJ, Josh I didn't expect it turn like this but I did plant it may be 5" below where its now. I kept topping the mix when the plant started growing and they are in 18 gallon pot 3/4 filled with mix.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 9:49PM
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sprtsguy76(Santa Clara Ca. 9b)

Looking most excellent!

Damon

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 1:45AM
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dirtguy50 SW MO z6a(6a)

mirmalk, beautiful! A couple of questions if you don't mind. Are those totes self watering somehow or just filled with 5:1:1 and what are they sitting on? What exposure do they have? Thanks and they look fantastic.
Keith

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 9:32AM
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nirmalk_p

Hi Keith,

They are NOT self watering. They get sun from noon till sunset. All the tote's are sitting on the ground. The mix itself is made of exact formula of 5:1:1.

Im not sure if this would help.
02/21/2012 Seeding done
03/19/2012 Transplant into half gallon pot with 5:1:1
03/30/2012 Transplanted into 18 gallon pot

Here is how the setup looks.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 10:59AM
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