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    Default GH updates:

    Planted some cuc seeds in back box, 4-5-11.
    Planted tomatoes 4-8-11.
    4 EG; 2 4th July, 2 brandywine cow licks; 1 sw 100, 1 Moms yellow
    Toms look good so far, only one EG with curled under leaves.
    Will watch; nurse/replace, should know in a week.
    See 2 cucs trying to poke thru, will see how many last years seeds make it.
    Double wall old GH plastic used to cover soil boxes when cold.
    GH is Home made 8 X 12 with 7ft high walls, barn style roof, tie downs for winter winds
    Heat tape in home made soil in 16" X 16" X8' soil boxes,
    vent fan & louver on thermostat, fan in ceiling for circulation.
    Auto water system plumbed to out side drums to warm water up some.
    cover with sun tuff, 9th year.
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    Toms 4-9-11:
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    Default wash GH inside & out.

    Was sunny for a while to day so I washed the GH.
    Dish soap/water & soft brush, rinsed. Got foggy inside & lots of condensation but looks good.
    Definitely needed it. More sun can get in now.
    The sun tuff is pretty tough stuff, hasn't yellowed yet. (9 yrs)
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    Made it so far. Got 4 cucs up. Toms look like they grew some.
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    Past 2 night the Aurora helped them grow some, Monday they were spectacular, green with red edges, shooting all directions. Last night green wavy ribbons.
    Still doing good, had to make the cover taller, couple plants grew taller. Sweet 100 fastest grower, Heirloom : brandywine cowlicks slowest. Hoping for warmer nights soon.
    Anyone want more pictures?

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    Always, we always want more pictures.
    It ain't about the # of pounds of meat we bring back, nor about how much we spent to go do it. Its about seeing what no one else sees.

    http://wouldieatitagainfoodblog.blogspot.com/

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    you can't post too many pictures of your GH and Garden (IMHO)... I've thought about building a GH for several years, but your photos have definitely given me motivation to actually build one this year...

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    This morning 4-14-11
    Made cover taller yesterday, they're growing.
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    EG growing well, 4th july doing well, Brandywine (left by 4th) waiting or warmer temps I think.
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    GH still doing well. 1 EG growing like mad & forming blooms. 1 had turned/curled leaves so I put in one of my spares. (I think a soil fertilizer "hot spot" was the probelm so I too out 5 gallons of GH soil & put in straight garden compost for the new plant)
    Cucs in the rear box sprouted & growing. several 6 packs : lettuce, & cole crops sprouting on back shelf) Hope to get above freezing nights soon, some toms are out growing the night cover extension I made.
    Left side gets better morning sun, I think that's why the toms there are growing faster.
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    cucs & biggest EG tom.
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    Default 4-26-11

    Still growing. Too big to cover all the way so hoping it stays in mid 30s or more at night Can just see cucs in back soil box.
    Will try to post progress every week or so.
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    Default May 6 -11 GH pics,

    Got to 90 in the GH, Fan working overtime
    EG & Sw 100 blooming.
    I think every thing grew today, sunny & 60f.
    Close up of EG:
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    Default 5-12-11 GH pics

    Tomatoes forming, Cucs doing well. Lots of plants ready for the garden.
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    Default 5-19-11 GH update pics

    Got some golf ball sized tomatoes. Cucs finally taking off.
    Until I look at the picture, I don't notice allot of growth. They're growing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudbuddy View Post
    Got some golf ball sized tomatoes. Cucs finally taking off.
    Until I look at the picture, I don't notice allot of growth. They're growing.
    I had to go look... out of 6 tomatoe plants I have one little marble sized tomatoe... but I should have a few more "showing" in a couple days.. I also bought a cucumber start the other day and moved it out of the 4" pot into a bigger container.. I'm anxious to see what it will do... Awhile back I asked about growing bell peppers... On everyones advice I moved it into a much bigger container, gave it a shot or two of miracle grow, and it has really improved... got more branches blossoming on the long skinny stalk, got 2 decent sized peppers hanging on, and several more starting... but I'm going to leave it in the "sun room" and not move it to the Green house...

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    Here is the best bunch of tomatoes on my vines. This variety is Moneymaker.



    And here is one of my bigger vines. It is about 5' tall and the variety is German Green.

    It ain't about the # of pounds of meat we bring back, nor about how much we spent to go do it. Its about seeing what no one else sees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garnede View Post
    Here is the best bunch of tomatoes on my vines. This variety is Moneymaker.



    And here is one of my bigger vines. It is about 5' tall and the variety is German Green.


    Those are beautiful tomatoes.... I'm really hoping that this will be the year that I an have more than one or two vine ripened tomatoes...!!..../John

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    WOW, Nice tomatoes.
    Nice strong healthy looking plants. Growing tomatoes outdoors must be great.

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