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yep, thats them, i just never remember which is which!

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Yep, they are indeterminates (I hope :oops: )

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Mine are just plain rampant!
I`m amazed they are doing anything, they`ve had virtually no sun and a million gallons of rain recently.
Chilli plants and the sunflowers gave up the ghost but the toms are flying.
I gave in trying to strip out excess leafage but they don`t care anyway :wink:


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Hex - now it has clicked. I remember the pic you posted after your plants germinated. You have hundreds of plants all bunched in together (is that right?).


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Hi VB,
I started with 31 but thinned them out a bit..so there`s "only" about 20 plants in there. They`re supposed to go in hanging baskets but they`re quite happy in the hammock :lol:


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So am i right when i say that you can only do the "bottom leaf trimming" when you have indeterminate tommies?

I had planted some seedling tommies resently, they didn't grow at all,(they did produce fruit,k tho it was disimal) - yet aquamad took a cutting from my tommie when i got them and his is growing wonderfully!

Has anyone else found that tommies are best grown from seeds or cuttings in AP?

Hex are you plants really in a hammock?

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PostPosted: Aug 5th, '07, 21:35 
Chockie, Hex has them setup in what's known as a "nurl"...

Yep basically a hammock :D...


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Hi Rup,
The drawing looks familar, i didn`t realise it was called a nurl though.

Chockie, Yep, it`s a hammock :wink:
It was originally intended to be a trickle flow AP bed design but this one got filled with compost.
It`s virtually impossible to overwater and with the rain we`ve had this year it certainly seems to work well.


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WOW!! that is quite interesting. Where do you get these....nurls?

So that isn't part of your AP? As you said it was filled with compost?????


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The AP system is destined for the greenhouse, which is still a work in progress.
Couldn`t find a reference to a nurl growbed on the net but it`s very easy to put one together.
Make a simple 3x2 or 4x2 timber frame on legs (i used 3x3 fence posts for legs), clamp on some geotex weed barrier (or shadecloth) to hold the medium along with a waterproof tarp below that to catch the runoff.
Add a few crossbraces once it`s completed, just wedge them inbetween the siderails to stop them from bowing inwards under the weight.

Instant tomato hammock or "nurl" :wink:


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Interesting thread. Glad I found it! :D

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Reviving an old thread. What I would really like to know is, what to do with the tomato ROOTS especially in an AP system. Here I am worried that my little 2" bell siphon with 1" drain will get clogged up with roots. These folks that are growing tomatoes in a hydroponics system have Dutch Pots which are much smaller than my half barrel filled with gravel.
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This is cool! Where do you get determinate tomato seeds? BYAP?

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PostPosted: Jun 24th, '11, 22:21 
You need "indeterminate" tomatoes for this technique Charlie....


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