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#43421 May 13th, 2007 at 04:25 PM
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I started some tomatoes without thinking to see if they are good to grow in a greenhouse. I did very well with tiny tims in my g-house last year, so I just figured I'd go with a larger variety and do the same. idea

Will I be alright? What do you think? Has anyone tried this before? why


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Rosepetal #44174 May 14th, 2007 at 11:41 AM
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Rosepetal, look at this
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that was taken in march, the seeds were planted in December.
This was on April 23rd
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And this is today
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And it wasn't done in a greenhouse, so I can just imagine it can be done there. These I started growing under lights, then I brought them upstairs and planted them in "my earthbox" when they were a couple feet tall and left them by the patio doors. And they are now over 6 ft. It was an experiment for me because I can't live without Tomatoes and wanted to know if they could be grown indoors. Only thing is it took them 5 months for the fruit to appear. I'm sure it was due to a few mistakes I may have made, but all in all i am happy with the results so far. There are quite a few more flowers on each of the plants. Now I just wait.


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cancolgirl thanks for the pictures. Nice tomato plants, I can taste the tomato already.

I'm kind of concerned that the greenhouse will be too hot for tomatoes, but if I don't try I'll never know.


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Rosepetal #49123 May 21st, 2007 at 05:33 PM
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Nuria, those plants look amazing! And you said they are over 6 feet tall? Do you plan on putting them out, or just keeping them where they are? Oh, and what variety are those?


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The lady who owns the nursery across the road grows her veggies in her greenhouse. She grows tomatoes and cucumbers in 5 gallon pails. They were huge last year.

Those plants look great.


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Sunflowers #50082 May 23rd, 2007 at 06:07 AM
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Thanks. I don't plan on putting them out - they are too big now. They are Brandywine tomatoes, and when I started them it was a simply experiment. I was mad at paying 1.50/lb at the grocery store after having lived off of the ones I grew in the summer for 3 months. Then I learned about DIY boxes and made them out of the 6 gallon grape juice containers. Placed them by the window (they were under lights before that) and they have been growing nicely since. Only mistake I made was put 2 plants in one container. blush But it did not stop them from growing. And now there are flower trusses all over and 6 tomatoes growing so far. They are a little bigger then the size of a quarter.

So if they can grow indoors, I don't see why they wouldn't do well in a greenhouse as long as there is ventilation and it doesn't get too, too hot.


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I'm going to do the tomatoes in the greenhouse and we'll see what will happen. The plants look healthy so far and soon I'll transplant them into bigger containers, can't wait to see what will happen.


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