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manicscousers

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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2011, 08:46:49 »
We always start ours end of january in a propagator, just a couple to make winter interesting  :)

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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2011, 09:09:38 »
it really is to bad that i know so much about growing giant tomatoes.
if compete i will have to keep the real secret to myself. since been competing for 7 years on and off.

here is a few free secrets
that will help you all from Gordon graham and Clarence Dailey.
C. W. McCall convoy
cantaloupe
the classic theory of tomato fertilizers is all wrong.
American pancakes with hot peppers 
start early stay late.
















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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2011, 18:05:59 »
Well if my attempts at a giant tommy is anything like my attempt at Kevs early potatoes - my rockets turned out to be damp squibs...............

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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2011, 18:07:42 »
Well your in for sure.. XX Jeannine ;D
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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2011, 19:01:01 »
You know I can't resist growing yet another tomato.......I think I have a few Delicious seeds left from a swap a few years ago....count me in! ;D

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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2011, 19:05:13 »
Ok, you are in..

I should really do a list

XX Jeannine
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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2011, 19:15:07 »
 Ok so far we have..

Me with not sure yet ?
Hector  ?
Lottie Lou Black Seaman
Goodlife..mutiple new ones..we need to watch this gal folks!! :P
Ninnyscrops with MY Brandywine..cheek! ;D!
Duke Ellington ?
Pumpinlover ?
carbonel11 ?
Melbourne 12 ?
Manicscousers her Enormous oxheart.. we need a nearby vandal her  ::)
gp girl ?
Dep P Delicious..the current variety record holder I believe


XX Jeannine
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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2011, 20:43:33 »

Manicscousers her Enormous oxheart.. we need a nearby vandal her  ::)
gp girl ?
XX Jeannine
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They didn't grow that big his year, Jeannine, no hoses allowed so I think they suffered, next year I'll be concentrating on them a bit more. I've heard some big tom growers pee in a watering can and add water to feed their toms, can't see me squatting over one  ;D

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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2011, 21:06:46 »
Weel if you do..we need pictures :o

I shall look forwrd to watching the progress of your toms they kinda interest me.

XX Jeannine
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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2011, 21:27:12 »
Hi

I will give 'Prudens Purple' a try  ;)
dont be fooled by the name I am a Lady!! :-*

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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2011, 21:31:02 »
I am really  looking forward to this.
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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2011, 22:14:11 »
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we need to watch this gal folks!! Who..me?..halo is well polished.. ;)
I won't grow GH full of biggies..have to leave room for other new 2012 trial varieties too...but I shall have a go with Delicious at least..and couple of others..but that depends what comes through the seed order.. ;)
I've been already 'stretching' my neck towards my chickens pen...there is some lovely looking stuff there...all that shredded straw, poo, leaves and grass clippings that I keep piling on there for girls to 'play' with..that may make good addition on tomato bed this winter.. ;)..with few other secret incredients.. ;D 8)
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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2011, 22:41:48 »
Me too Hector. and great choice Duke..mm Goodlife.. you have been a googling again,looking for specials ..reading Manics post..ha ha, gotcha.. I am off to pay a visit to the 100 acre chicken farm down the road, they owe me a couple of favours..

No, secrets here... :-*

I shall start several different ones then decide which to go with as they grow.

Truthfully I ain't got a clue but don't forget Plainleaf has done this before..maybe he is the one to watch ;D

XX Jeannine


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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2011, 22:45:22 »
I'm going for Big Zac...with two secrets...one is parrot by-product and the other is my OH running around the greenhouse anti-clockwise, semi-clothed and grasping a stalk of Lovage in his teeth......
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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2011, 01:14:00 »
in the moonlight no doubt :o

well I did say we were going to have fun and not take ourselves too seriously.

not the competition for professionals I suspect

XX Jeannine

PS Having said that if Hextor wins she might start a new trend!!  Go for it gal!!

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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2011, 05:03:25 »
Jeannine no one is professional till you break 5 lbs











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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2011, 10:27:46 »
.... and the other is my OH running around the greenhouse anti-clockwise, semi-clothed and grasping a stalk of Lovage in his teeth......

 ;D ;D ;D...now that I would like to see! Does it work though? ;)

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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2011, 12:47:47 »
Count me in too. I'm in France and normally grow coeur de boeuf - a beefsteak with superb flavour - and it's in a polytunnel too, if that's not cheating. My best ever is 868 grams - way short of the 5lb that Jeannie mentioned.
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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2011, 18:47:36 »
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I'm in France and normally grow coeur de boeuf - a beefsteak with superb flavour Yes..they are nice..I grown some this summer..first few fruits were big..but then rest were just average tomato size.. ??? Is that what yours do or has mine run out of 'steam' early.
Anyway...more the merrier for the comp..and in poly its not cheating..I think most of us grow in GH..outside growing for beefsteaks just won't do over here...not if you try for biggen.
Nice looking veg in your photo..have you grown them?

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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2011, 15:20:44 »
This is my first year at growing ANYTHING so I've got to give it a go for next year. I love this forum for it's friendliness,help and encouragement and just for the craic I can't resist the challenge for the wooden spoon !!!  2012 - bring it on !!!
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Re: Tomato growing competition for 2012..biggest fruit, just for fun
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