Hydroponic Cherry Tomatoes Grow

XchusFebruary 12, 2013

Hello,

This is my first time posting on these forums, however I have found a lot of useful information on them. Since there are so many knowledgeable people here I would like to hear your opinion on my grow so far. It is my first time growing cherry tomatoes, and it is the first time I make it so far (I had lots of issues with heat because I live close to the equator.) Please let me know what you think!

Parameters
Number of Plants = 20
Avg Plant Height ~ 3.5 - 5 ft
Nutrients Temp = 70F
Canopy Temp ~ 68F - 86F
TDS ~ 1.3 EC
Daily Nutrient Soln Consumption ~ 3 - 4 gals

Picture @ day 1

Picture @ day 43

Fruit from first trusses @ day 43

This post was edited by Xchus on Tue, Feb 12, 13 at 8:31

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Xchus

Forgot to add, plants on the left side of the hydro system are pruned, and on the right are not pruned. I'm trying to see for myself whether is true or not that tomatoes yield more when not pruned.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 7:56AM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Welcome to the forums. Good looking plants. Looks like the un-pruned ones are doing really well.

You might want to post this over on the Hydroponics forum here for more feedback on your growing methods.

Good luck with your plants.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: Hydroponics forum

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 1:27PM
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Xchus

digdirt, thanks for your reply.

I have my system almost dialed up. I'm more interested in knowing if my plants are doing fine, it is my first time growing cherry tomatoes, that is why posted it here. Thanks again!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 2:10PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Well from the pics they look great. Good color, good fruit production. Good size plants.

Dave

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 2:26PM
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Xchus

Thanks again for your quick reply Dave. This past week growth has been ridiculous, should I let them grow wild like that? or do I have to do something for the plant to focus more on fruit production? Please advise.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 7:34AM
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Xchus

Picture @ day 48

Fruit from first trusses @ day 24 from first flower

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 12:18PM
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nekbet(6)

What ever happened to figuring out if pruned vs unpruned plants yielded more?

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 7:50PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Probably they deleted the pictures too. HMMM
I could not see any pics nor link to any.
Most cherries are prolific any way ; pruned or not.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2013 at 3:08AM
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