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texasrockgarden
Canyon Lake, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 14, 2009
10:38 PM

Post #6549229

This one is Top Gun. Straw Bales are so easy and they are great for tomatoes and broccoli. I'm not yet sure if the eggplants like the bales or not.

Will definitely do more bales next time around for things like squash, Cole crops, cukes, and melons.

Jerry

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texasrockgarden
Canyon Lake, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 14, 2009
10:41 PM

Post #6549247

This one is BHN-444 in a straw bale. Camera battery died, else there would be more straw bale mater pics.

For a few more mater shots go here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/988615/

Jerry

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htcoe
Oriental, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2009
11:50 PM

Post #6549517

Wow, those are beautiful, Jerry. When did you put them in and about how big where they?

Job well done.

Helen

Eufaula

Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

May 15, 2009
12:54 AM

Post #6549807

Those are real beauties Jerry! I cant wait until my better boys and Brandywines make! Right now I only have grape tomatoes, and they are coming along great!
You have really got a good bale garden going, Congratulations! E.
texasrockgarden
Canyon Lake, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 15, 2009
1:52 AM

Post #6550076

They were about 10" tall if my memory serves me when they went in the bales on March 16th.

These are plants I seeded January 14th. They were dragged in and out of doors very often from the time they were about 10 days old. They were hardened off to full sun from the time they were about two weeks old. The late Winter Early Spring weather cooperated nicely.

I got an unusually early fruit set which may never happen again in my lifetime. It is not unusual here at my place for the first flush of blooms to not set fruit.. but this year they did.

Jerry
KentNC
Wake Forest, NC

May 15, 2009
2:53 AM

Post #6550438

Jerry: excellent pics, my friend, of the tomatoes on this thread and your other link.

Keep up the good work.

As for egg plants, I'm doing them for the first time; they seem to be doing OK. I need to spray them tomorrow. Something's working on their leaves.

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billymonique
El Reno, OK

May 15, 2009
2:56 AM

Post #6550456

Awsome looking tomato's...i am a few weeks behind you here in Oklahoma...but getting nice flower sets...looking for a nice harvest of tomato's...

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KentNC
Wake Forest, NC

May 15, 2009
3:01 AM

Post #6550472

billy: I can hardly wait for those first tomatoes to turn! I'll be eating 'em for every meal.

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