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Posted 12 May 2016 - 10:44 AM

hi
im a newbie
i returned from a 2 week trip to discover this mystery sprout, only to discover it is tomato after helpful members from green culture identified it
the plant is growing fast and i don't know what to expect and how to care for it
does anyone know what kinda tomato this is?
advice is much appreciated!

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 12:31 PM

Your tomato looks like nice. Cannot tell what kind of tomato it will grow up to be, you will have to wait for it to fruit. They loves water and food, and lots of sun.
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Posted 13 May 2016 - 02:28 PM

i tried to do some research but cant find a definite answer

- are regular pots or self watering pots/ pots with reservoir better for tomatoes?
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Posted 13 May 2016 - 02:46 PM

 plinb, on 13 May 2016 - 02:28 PM, said:

i tried to do some research but cant find a definite answer

- are regular pots or self watering pots/ pots with reservoir better for tomatoes?


Tomatoes are heavy drinker and feeder. Once flowering, you would have to water it once or twice a day. So it's going to be your decision to repot it into a self watering pot or hydroponics while it is still a young plant. You can try hydroponics with wicking. That means, pull 1 or 2 wicks into a reservoir. Eventually, the roots will also grow into the reservoir.
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Posted 13 May 2016 - 04:13 PM

thanks for your advice
if the roots grow into the reservoir they can rot right? .. if so ill get a regular pot and just keep watering
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Posted 13 May 2016 - 04:15 PM

 plinb, on 13 May 2016 - 04:13 PM, said:

thanks for your advice
if the roots grow into the reservoir they can rot right? .. if so ill get a regular pot and just keep watering


Roots should not rot in the reservoir, unless your nutrient solution is not suitable, or unless there is no oxygen for the roots, or unless your nutrient solution has turned too acidic when the fast growing tomato consume all the available calcium in the water.
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