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My Monster Tomato Plant

Posted by Puggylover75 9B Norco, Ca (My Page) on
Tue, May 13, 14 at 11:55

Good Morning Everyone,

Just wanted to share!

I planted this tomato plant last July. It has given me tomatoes all throughout the winter (If you can call it that....83 chill hours pffff) and is still putting them off strong.

Don't know what I did (Which is nothing, didn't even water it really) but it is an awesome year for me and my tomato plant!

I will have to take it out due to our chicken coop run being built. It is planted right where a post needs to go. I am so sad about this wish I could save it. On a lighter note the chickens will be in heaven with their knew 12' x 24' x 7' run!

Happy Gardening People!

Jennifer


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RE: My Monster Tomato Plant

It looks awesome! Can you take some cuttings to try to keep it going? Or save seeds? What variety is it?


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RE: My Monster Tomato Plant

Is that a single plant?


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Yes it is a single plant. I believe it was some sort of beef steak type tomato. I do not remember. I bought it at HD because I was late getting my seed sprouted for fall harvest. lol

It out preformed all my other bushes by far.


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**in awe**


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I've had some go into January during a mild year, but never over winter!
Personally, I would move the chicken coop a bit to see how long you can go with that one plant! Nancy


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Jennifer - Run! Hide the children from the monster! LoL Looks great. My pitiful little tomatoes are no comparison.


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this tomato of yours looks like a shrub i can hardly believe it. good job jennifer!


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When a plant goes nuts like that I am sure it means the fungal relationships in the soil are very robust.


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Fungal and bacterial relations very strong in that soil indeed! What do you do to fertilize, mulch,etc? Are you strict organic or?

On second look, it looks like you allowed the plants to topple over, rooting every few feet? Did you do anything to promote this rooting?

This post was edited by Natures_Nature on Wed, May 14, 14 at 21:51


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:) Thanks All!

This tomato plant is just crazy!

I put manure around it when planted, that has been it. I really have neglected it.

Was planted where a barn/horse stall used to be so maybe that has something to do with the health/growth.

And believe it or not it is just one stalk.....has not rooted anywhere else.

The wind this past week did a real number on it....almost knocked it over (Thank god I had a post behind it to catch it). Some of my other mater plants will be producing in a month so I won't be so upset when the time comes to rip it out.

Jennifer


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You can move the plant. Prune is severely. Then dig it up with a large ball of dirt around the plant pruning most of the roots in the process. Replant in a new place. It should thrive again.


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