Wasilla Alaska Garden Adventures

Wasilla Alaska Garden Adventures - learning about gardening up north.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Indoor Tomato Update

Just a quick update on my indoor Dwarf Tomato progress, The fruit is finally ripening and I tried my first fresh tomato last week. The taste was spectacular, especially when compared to the tasteless hot-house tomatoes available in local supermarkets.

Micro Tom Dwarf Tomatoes

The Micro Tom Dwarf Tomatoes are loaded with fruit and continue to develop blossoms. I am anxious to see just how long they will continue to bare fruit. They are growing near a window that gets intense morning sunlight and under four 24" T5 Florescent bulbs set for 16 hours per day. The fruit is about 1" cherry tomato size and the plants are about 12" tall and growing in 8" pots. I think they would also do well in hanging baskets.

Red Robin Dwarf Tomatoes

The Red Robin tomatoes are a little larger plants. They are about 18" tall growing in 12" two gallon pots under six T12 Florescent bulbs. The fruit is just turning ripe and seems to be about 1.5 - 2" in size. There is a little browning of the lower leaves and may be due to poor light penetration or inconsistent watering cycles. I an growing in Peat based Pro-Mix and bottom watering.

This is my first year with indoor tomatoes during our Alaska winter and I will be doing this again,. Why Not ?

No comments:

Post a Comment