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Monday, January 3 View Page
So it begins... My adventure to grow a huge tomato. Who knows what crazy twists and turns await me this year. I greatly enjoy learning new things so here we go. I've been lurking on BP ever since I went to my first pumpkin weigh off in 2019. The pumpkins looked like something out of a fairy tail or off a science fiction movie set. It was awesome! Not only that but these things grew that huge in just 3 months or so. I had to know how this crazy magic happened. One rabbit hole later.... Iím following the seed auctions during the winter and spouting off seed prices to my wife (she thinks Im crazy). Soon I realized I did not have the room or time to grow one of these magnificent beasts. Thatís fine I would live vicariously through the other growers. The 2020 weigh off was closed to the public NNNNOOOOOOOOOOO..... stupid pandamit. I got super busy with life and such and didn't find much time to read BP. Then the 2021 weigh off was open to the public again (with limited tickets) Woo Hoo! I promptly got them as soon as they were available. I got back on BP and found out spudder had diligently posted the results to the auctions. Iím a bit of a numbers nut so I dove into the prices "What did the 2145 go for this year??".... We went to the weigh off needless to say I was very happy. Plus I knew so much more this year. We watched the pumpkins being weighed one by one it was great. I wanted to grow one but I knew in the current circumstance I could not. Then the announcer mentioned that one of the growers had weighed a tomato. Wait.....What....Tomato....interesting. Iíve been growing tomatoes for years trying different varieties, cloning, growing indoor and out. This last year was the best I've had in a long time. In fact I grew the biggest tomato I'd ever grown. Iíve always grown for taste not size. It was then it hit me I may not be able to grow giant pumpkins but how about giant tomatoes? I started researching.....as i do. And here we are....Iím going to attempt to grow a giant tomato.
Tuesday, January 4 View Page
It was from the variety "Pineapple". No I don't know how much it weighed. No I didn't save the seeds. It was very pretty and tasty. We ate it on sandwiches. Yes....I have regrets. lol
Wednesday, January 5 View Page
mushroom compost and dairy cow manure
Wednesday, January 5 View Page
Super Secret sand!! Direct from central Wyoming. Not good for construction fill or concrete (dissolves over time). Contains too much calcite and gypsum. Should be nice in my soil.
Thursday, January 6 View Page
Got this done just in time. One day before weather put 18 inches of snow on the ground.
Thursday, January 20 View Page
The product of several months worth of work. This is the first half Domingo genetics of the top 32 tomatoes. Next I will build the big zac tree.
Monday, January 24 View Page
My wife's cat "helping" me with the Big Zac genetics tree. This one is much more challenging than the Domingo tree. Few hours each day after work for the next week or so should get it done. I also advanced the genetics out to include all tomatoes 7lb and up, so top 45. Updated the Domingo tree to top 45. Once I finish the Zac tree I'll combine both into one image.
Thursday, January 27 View Page
This is most likely the origin of all 7+ Domingo competition tomatoes.
Sunday, January 30 View Page
Several months later and countless hours...... A family Genetic tree of the top 45 tomatoes all the 7+ pound tomatoes listed from gpc weighoffs. The chart is in layers by year. I dedicate this to chart and all the work that has gone into it to Marvin Meisner. His words still echo through the message boards.
Friday, February 11 View Page
revised tomato genetic tree. moved some MacDonald seeds around.
Sunday, March 6 View Page
Revision to genetic tree chart for all +7lb tomatoes. Added a couple DMG and UOW. Minor revision to 9.09 La Rue tree. If you see something wrong just message me on the tomato forum. enjoy Scott
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
I didn't realize the server was shrinking my chart image to unreadable :( direct links https://i.ibb.co/FqLBLBf/3-6-2022-tree-final-doc.jpg https://ibb.co/M5xRxRj
Monday, March 14 View Page
8.10 Mac Donald, and 8.105 DMG Mac Donald. Started these plants a bit early to see if there is a difference in growth from my normal starts in month.
Thursday, March 17 View Page
tomato chart revisions Fixed a couple mistakes and added the 2 missing La Rue that missed the early tomato cutoff date. https://i.ibb.co/XstbyYZ/gen-tree-rev-3-13-2022.jpg https://ibb.co/3Nc7fRy https://i.postimg.cc/N0ZcyXby/gen-tree-rev-3-13-2022.jpg https://postimg.cc/xkG7hcwY
Monday, April 4 View Page
I may have watered my bucket tomatoes too much
Saturday, April 9 View Page
I've learned so much this winter about growing tomatoes. Getting the bed ready. Digging up the clay and mixing it with the sand and soil amendments. Found all the lost tags from years past ha ha ha.
Saturday, April 16 View Page
Getting things ready for my tomato experiments. Colorado record here I come.
Saturday, April 16 View Page
Getting things ready for my tomato experiments. Colorado record here I come.
Saturday, April 16 View Page
Getting the tomato laboratorie ready for the experiments.
Saturday, April 16 View Page
The Macdonald 8.10 is getting some fresh air and sunshine. Not sure if this is going in the ground or staying in the bucket.
Monday, April 25 View Page
Carved a space out in the rock prep room for the seedlings start area. Heat mat and miracle gro seed starting mix. Let the seeds cook the in the soil for the weekend while I went and dug calcite and barite in Grand Junction for the weekend. Upon my return two of the seedlings had sprouted at 4 days. Both are seeds from Dan S. One is a Dom BZ cross the other is a delicious. A day later all the rest but one was growing 5 days from planting. Time to hang the grow light. Now where did I put the jack chain.
Monday, April 25 View Page
Light put on a timer I can control from my phone.
Monday, April 25 View Page
Will the seed coating come off the seedlings by it's self?
Tuesday, May 3 View Page
Tomatos are coming along. Amazing how much better a heat mat and grow light work. I never use them before and it makes such a huge difference. Another couple weeks and it will be time to put them in the ground.
Saturday, May 7 View Page
Going to be a hot one here today. 87deg. Giving the tomatoes some fresh air. Maybe a little too much fresh air as it is quite windy. Well Colorado windy. Wyoming slight breeze :). Hopefully this strengthen them and doesn't beat the crap out of them too much.
Saturday, May 7 View Page
Seedlings. Yes one of the 6 is missing... I may have accidentally pulled off the first leaves trying to loosen the seed husk. Luckily it seemed ok and grew two true leaves. It was already the slowest to germinate but should be find. Needless to say it wasn't ready for the real world yet.
Tuesday, May 17 View Page
crazy Colorado weather. 40 degree temperature swing in 24hrs. Tomorrow I'll decide if I plant my maters or wait. They really need planted getting too big for the seedling pots.
Wednesday, May 18 View Page
Well the forecast went from bad to worse. Now showing a low of 30 on Friday and 28 on Saturday. This from a high of 88 tomorrow. This temperature swing is going to break a lot of peoples plants and fruit.
Wednesday, May 18 View Page
Since I can't put my maters in the dirt I have to transplant them since they won't last another week in the tiny pots. Ugh. We also have to get all the other plants ready to cover. Especially the iris that are just starting to bloom.
Wednesday, May 18 View Page
Transplanting the maters due to weather delay.
Wednesday, May 18 View Page
Yup this is why they had slowed in growth the last few days. Stupid weather maters should be going in the ground not bigger pots....sigh. My timing was perfect for going in the ground on the 15th.
Wednesday, May 18 View Page
Yup this is why they had slowed in growth the last few days. Stupid weather maters should be going in the ground not bigger pots....sigh. My timing was perfect for going in the ground on the 15th.
Wednesday, May 18 View Page
My sexy assistant and labeler extraordinaire.
Wednesday, May 18 View Page
All back under the lights until after the cold snap
Thursday, May 19 View Page
This is a hundred+ year old rhubarb plant I brought from Wyoming. I'm letting it seed for the seed exchange. It will be interesting so see what the cold does to the flower stalks. This plant is super cold tolerant having lived in the cold Wind River Valley of central Wyoming. It should take this in stride.
Sunday, May 22 View Page
The rhubarb survived the frost without a scratch. Not surprising since it was transplanted from Wyoming. It is amazing since this plant is around 100 years old. It is super hardy having lived neglected in my parents back 40. It's variety name was forgotten long ago if it was ever known in the first place. It is mostly green with just a touch of red blush at the base. I used to snack on the stalks raw from this plant as a kid. I didn't realize most rhubarb is red till I was an adult. As you can see I should have plenty of seeds for the exchange.
Sunday, May 22 View Page
Time to put the maters in the ground.
Sunday, May 22 View Page
Crazy. In just 4 days the roots have filled the new pot I transplanted it in.
Sunday, May 22 View Page
Boom maters in da dirt!
Sunday, May 22 View Page
Hail and critter deterrent complete. Now bring on the sun and GROW!
Sunday, May 22 View Page
Still unsure what to do with the 5-gallon pot maters that I planted in the middle of the winter. Plant them in the dirt. Leave them in the pots outside....idk. It will come to me in a dream.
Tuesday, May 24 View Page
One thing for sure. I'm putting too much water on the potted maters. Yes those are mushrooms....:/
Thursday, June 9 View Page
Tomatoes are starting to grow faster as the weather warms up at night. They grew enough that I could start pruning the bottom leaves.
Thursday, June 9 View Page
I let the 100 year old rhubarb plant seed for the first time in 5 years since bringing it to Colorado from Wyoming and it went nuts. Just look at all the seeds. I've never seen so many seeds. This should give me plenty for the seed exchange of this old heirloom plant. From my grandma to my mom and now to me.
Thursday, June 9 View Page
I'm going to grow two main stems. It there a difference in mega bloom potential vs. position 1,2,3 or 4? I would like to start it at position 2 or 3 so I can have some room under the plant.
Monday, June 13 View Page
Growing super fast with the warmer weather. And .........
Monday, June 13 View Page
And ... I got flower trusses. Yay!
Monday, June 13 View Page
Having never seen a mega in real life I don't know but looks promising.
Monday, June 13 View Page
Same bloom. I'll know in a day or so when it opens up. I'm so excited!
Tuesday, June 14 View Page
A nice single (mega?) Bloom on the gross 5.04. big stem looks promising.
Tuesday, June 14 View Page
Look at these suckers. :)
Tuesday, June 14 View Page
All trimmed and ready. Let the cloning begin!!!! Bwwwwahaha.
Tuesday, June 14 View Page
I've seen people clone with water and wet paper towels and all that jazz. You don't need none of that just put them in very wet dirt. They will wilt and look sickly for a half day or so then they will perk up.
Tuesday, June 14 View Page
All potted up. You have to trim the bigger suckers. they don't do well if there are big leaves. Mostly you want the grow tip and some steam for the roots grow from.
Tuesday, June 14 View Page
Went to dinner and a movie came back and the clones had already perked up. The giant tomato genetics might work great for cloning. Now we will see how they grow over the next few days. I'm going to try this with each varity I'm growing. It will be an interesting experiment.
Thursday, June 16 View Page
Mega bloom on the Dan S seed.
Thursday, June 16 View Page
Mega bloom on the Lyons 5.97
Thursday, June 16 View Page
Mega bloom on the gross 5.04
Thursday, June 16 View Page
Mega bloom on the Strickler 8.355
Thursday, June 16 View Page
I guess megas on 4 out of 6 plants isn't bad. Now we will see if they take.
Thursday, June 16 View Page
More clones.....
Thursday, June 16 View Page
These are clones of some regular eatin maters after a full day. Much slower perking up than the giants.
Monday, June 20 View Page
The plant is now big enough to begin the experiment.
Monday, June 20 View Page
I should of planted the mater closer to the dirt tower but it will let me know if this works.
Thursday, June 23 View Page
Tomatoes are churning along. I think the plants on the right side are getting too much water. I moved some of the soaker hose around but I think it's and elevation thing. Going to have to add some dirt to raise up that side of the bed. The megablooms are still megablooms no signs of baby tomatoes yet. I know porkchop....I know..... patience....(sigh)
Friday, June 24 View Page
So I asked my wife to find me something that vibrates so I could attempt to collect pollen. Upon receiving said device I told her that even tho it is somewhat appropriate since I will be using this to help the tomatoes procreate, the neighbors already think we are weird. So she got me this instead. The neighbors are still going to think we are weird but at least they won't think I'm some plant pervert. Tho her device is much more powerful than the SpongeBob toothbrush. Can you collect pollen hidden in the dark of night?
Friday, June 24 View Page
Let's do this.
Friday, June 24 View Page
Buzz buzz.....what do we get.? Never done this before.
Friday, June 24 View Page
Ooooohhhhh. It works!
Friday, June 24 View Page
Time to paint.
Friday, June 24 View Page
Time to Picasso this megabloom.
Friday, June 24 View Page
That was fun let's do it again to all the megablooms. Wow this flower had a lot of pollen! I barely buzzed it and boom! Well I guess we will see if I'm successful in a few days.
Friday, June 24 View Page
The clones are doing pretty good. The ones I put inside for a day seem to do better than the ones I left outside the whole time. This is true with regular tomatoes also. If you keep them inside and in a more stable environment while they start roots they do better.
Sunday, June 26 View Page
Harvesting rhubarb seeds.
Sunday, June 26 View Page
I added a few inches of soil to the right side of the raised bed to see if that will help with the tomatoes getting too much water.
Thursday, June 30 View Page
We have infant tomato. Looks like my pollination painting of the megabloom worked. (Or at least didn't hurt anything)
Thursday, June 30 View Page
This one looks like it might be growing a baby also.
Thursday, June 30 View Page
The Lyons plant divided into two twin main vines. I have been patiently waiting for the next flower truss on each stem to decide which one to trim off. Well.....both stems had produce a mega....(sigh)
Thursday, June 30 View Page
Going to have to raise the anti hail roof soon.
Thursday, June 30 View Page
Well the extra dirt didn't seem to help the two tomatos that seem to be getting over watered. Made a tough decision and pulled the plants. As I guessed the roots were soaking wet. Live and learn.
Thursday, June 30 View Page
I planted the best 2 clones in the place of the two plants. They are planted in the new dirt I added and should not suffer from the wet dirt that is a foot below. I hoping to have enough time to get a tomato on these plants. We will see.
Friday, July 1 View Page
It's amazing how fast the baby tomatoes grow in just 24 hours. This one looks much more like a big segmented tomato than the other. Still unsure if the Lyons plant mega took. I was a little slow pollinating it. It was further along once I decided to try the vibrating and paint trick
Saturday, July 2 View Page
Tomato on the Dan S cross seed. It is somewhat normal shaped so far.
Saturday, July 2 View Page
Tomato on the Strickler plant. It is weird shaped. It will be interesting to see how these two tomatos turn out as they get bigger.
Wednesday, July 6 View Page
Couple more megablooms should open in the next day or two. This one looks good.
Wednesday, July 6 View Page
The other megabloom.
Thursday, July 7 View Page
This megabloom has turned into the biggest bloom of the year so far. I'm glad I have let the plant flower a bit, looks like I'll have plenty of pollen for it. I really hope it takes, it could be the one.
Friday, July 8 View Page
buzz buzz. gimme dat good stuff
Friday, July 8 View Page
mmmmmm there it is. Juice for the megabloom
Friday, July 8 View Page
I really hope this works.
Friday, July 8 View Page
This is the best and biggest mega so far. I'm going to coat it in flower dust every day till I get a sexy tomato.
Friday, July 8 View Page
The other mater is starting to overtake the single in size. Ill probably cull the single soon. I haven't seen any more mega on the strickler. going to let the plant grow a bit more before I top it and try to force all the energy into the tomato. This tomato looks like an old man face on the bottom lol
Friday, July 8 View Page
old man tomato.
Friday, July 8 View Page
I have 2 other successful megablooms that I did the pollen paint trick on.
Friday, July 8 View Page
The second brand new baby tomato. Looks like the hand pollinating seems to be working.
Sunday, July 10 View Page
AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOMMMMMMMGGGGGGG!!!! Im sure this is the result of letting my wife experience the wonders of nature a year or two ago. As a kid I raised sooo many caterpillars to butterflies and she had never seen such a thing. So when I found a horn worm I brought it inside and we fed it the extra pruning of our tomato plants. It grew full sized then buried its self in the dirt of the container. My wife read it would hatch in 4 weeks. I knew better since it was almost october it wouldn't hatch until spring. I don't think she believed me and was sure is just died under the dirt. I even found the cocoon and showed it to her. Well... come spring she saw the cats stalking and staring at the container. lo and behiold a beautiful humming bird moth had emerged. She promptly released it outside before I got home from work. I'm guessing she knew I would of let the cats have some fun. Anyway now Im reaping the rewards, as I suspect this little horn worm and her brothers and sisters are decedents of the one we raised and set free.
Sunday, July 10 View Page
One of the megas I hand pollinated a few days ago seems to have taken. It looks to be a 5 fused mater if you count the stigmas. This mater is on the same dan s. plant as the other huge mega im trying to pollinate. probably going to have to make some tough choices in a few days if the other one takes. The temps have been in the high 90 to 100. I've read that temperatures that high restrict pollination. guess we will see. The doner flowers are still producing plenty of pollen when I buzz them.
Sunday, July 10 View Page
I finally got a big mega on the Lyons 5.97 plant. The previous megas was not fused and one didn't fully pollinate. hopefully this one takes.
Sunday, July 10 View Page
My dirt tower experiment doesn't seem to be working. Lets try helping it along and see what happens.
Sunday, July 10 View Page
make roots please.
Sunday, July 10 View Page
back in your slot with root juice....
Sunday, July 10 View Page
see if this fixes the pic rotation.
Sunday, July 10 View Page
Megablooms are such a weird thing. Beautiful Frankenstein flowers.
Tuesday, July 12 View Page
Mega on the Dan s. Plant hand pollinated for 5 days in a row now.
Tuesday, July 12 View Page
Mega on the Lyons plant hand pollinated for 4 days in a row now.
Tuesday, July 12 View Page
Forgot photo.
Tuesday, July 12 View Page
Very sad photo. My first megabloom that didn't polinate
Tuesday, July 12 View Page
Big single on Dan S. Plant. It will probably be culled if I get a better mega to take. It's going to be hard for me to cut this off tho. Ugh
Tuesday, July 12 View Page
Old man tomato is growing good after I culled the other singles.
Saturday, July 16 View Page
Topped the strickler plant. The old man tomato looks to be the one. Fingers crossed.
Saturday, July 16 View Page
Plants look crazy healthy. This is even after pruning.
Sunday, July 17 View Page
This is the big single on the Dan S. plant. I decided to start measuring it just for fun. I figured it was growing fast as I could see how much bigger it got each day. Yesterday (7-16) it was 11 1/2". Today (7-17) it is 13". So 1 1/2" growth a day. I also measured the old man megabloom tomato to the strickler plant. It is about 4-5 days younger than the single and started out much smaller it is 13" today. It has almost caught up with the big single. The 2 megabloom that I diligently hand polinated for several days are starting to show signs of early tomato so we will see.
Monday, July 18 View Page
Built an extension to plant the clones in. We will play with these and see what happens.
Sunday, July 24 View Page
Big single on Dan S. Plant.
Sunday, July 24 View Page
Old man tomato on the strickler plant
Sunday, July 24 View Page
Was gone for 5 days and was hoping the two megabloom would grow. Sadly it looks like the mega on the Lyons plant didn't take. I have a couple singles on that plant but I really needed this megabloom to polinate. Bummer.
Sunday, July 24 View Page
Of course the mega on the Dan S. plant took and is growing nicely. I already have the big single on it as well as another megabloom tomato. Probably going to have to cull one or the other megabloom tomatos depending on how this new one looks in a week or so. The big single will probably be my very first tomato I ever weigh. I'm hoping it will go at least another week or two. That should get me into the 20-25" range.
Sunday, July 24 View Page
Here is the third tomato on the Dan S plant. This one or the new one will probably have to go away.
Tuesday, July 26 View Page
Big single. I topped the Dan S. BZxDOM plant today. This should help put some more growth into the maters that are on it.
Tuesday, July 26 View Page
Old man mater on the strickler plant. I found 3 horn worms that had taken up residents while I was gone on vacation. One was tiny the other 2 ate a good section of leaves off the Lyons plant. Both looked almost full grown. Sneaky sneaky.
Tuesday, July 26 View Page
The older mega on the Dan S. plant. Figured it was time to start taping this one. I had several clones die and when I pulled them up they had absolutely no roots. All of them were the ones I had used clonex on as an experiment. Tomato cutting are amazing at growing roots without any help. I think the clonex was detrimental to the development of root growth, go figure....
Thursday, July 28 View Page
3/8" a day. Average for the entire growth of the mater is .58" a day. I doubt I can keep putting on 3/8 a day but if I could I will hit Colorado state record territory in 16 days. Headed to the patch tour this weekend. Hopefully I can find some info on early tomato weigh stuff. I know I have to have 2 witnesses if it might be a state record.
Friday, July 29 View Page
Starting to get excited. Measurements say it's in the 2.2lbs range. Hopefully it will stay green for a while. So far it's still super hard and super green.
Sunday, July 31 View Page
Houston we have a problem..... While the cats away the mice will play. Had not checked on the plants in a couple days and I find this.......
Sunday, July 31 View Page
And more stripped leaves on my precious Domingos....ugh
Sunday, July 31 View Page
Let's look for clues ... Ah ha..... Hornworms......Big one judging from the size of this poop.
Sunday, July 31 View Page
Ah ha ....there you are.
Sunday, July 31 View Page
And another .....grrrr. Removed 7 of them total. 5 big ones and 2 medium ones. Ate quite a few leaves luckily I left quite a bit of follage on the plants just in case.
Sunday, July 31 View Page
Fruit next in line from big single growing nicely
Sunday, July 31 View Page
Old man tomato on Strickler olant
Sunday, July 31 View Page
Lyons plant tomato. I finally just decided to choose the biggest best growing tom on the Lyons plant. The mega that I didn't think polinated is growing a bit so we will see what happens.
Sunday, July 31 View Page
The best looking megabloom this year and the fruit is growing nicely now. This is the third and highest fruit on the Dan S. plant. If thinks go according to plan (they never do) this should be my biggest tomato and maybe ready during weighoff season.
Monday, August 1 View Page
I finally made the executive decision to top the Lyons plant. The mega I thought didn't polinate seems to be growing. None of the other flowers looked promising so OFF WITh THERE HEADS.
Tuesday, August 2 View Page
The tomato from the Dan S megabloom is growing like crazy. DAP 13. It grew 2" since Sunday. 1" a day. I'll take that.
Tuesday, August 2 View Page
Of course out of the 6 photos I uploaded the only out of focus one. :-/
Thursday, August 4 View Page
The good!
Thursday, August 4 View Page
The bad.
Thursday, August 4 View Page
The ugly. Definitely my ugliest tomato.
Thursday, August 4 View Page
The bad. (I don't know why the photo didn't show)
Monday, August 8 View Page
Bump in the road. I had been keeping an eye on my hose timer and I thought it was working but I noticed the plants and soil looked a little dry. I manually started it and realized it wasn't working correctly. I got it working but not until the damage was done. The bottom leaves are a bit brown around the edges. We had a busy Saturday and got home late to hear the water running. The timer had kicked on like normal but never shut off. UGH!!! They had been watered for about 10 hours. I let things dry out Sunday and checked the plants Sunday evening and put down a extra dose of fertilizer since I'm guessing the 10 hours washed a lot away. As I was checking the fruits I found one lobe of the old man tomato had blushed. Last time I measured it was Thursday the 4th it was at 18 1/4" so it might be 19" if I'm lucky. It feels much lighter than the big single on the Dan S. plant so I'm not getting my hopes up on this one.
Monday, August 8 View Page
Color on one lobe of the old man tomato on the strickler plant. I'm guessing this might of been caused by the malfunction of my hose timer.
Monday, August 8 View Page
The old man tomato is 19 1/4". I'll measure it tomorrow and see if it's growing at all. It's days are numbered tho since one of the lobes is turning red.
Monday, August 8 View Page
The big single might be flashing color also (top right of fruit) It is not soft yet so hopefully I have a few more days. Soooo close to 20". It's probably not going to make the state record but I have a few more chances.
Monday, August 8 View Page
The old man tomato on the strickler plant will be picked soon. I left one sucker on the plant to replace a bit of hornworm damage. it has the beginning of a nice mega on it. If it pollinates soon enough I might have one more tomato late season.
Monday, August 8 View Page
This is probably my best chance for the state record. It's the big megabloom tomato on the Dan S. Plant. DAP 21, 17 1/4
Monday, August 8 View Page
The big megabloom on the Lyons plant that I thought didn't take is still growing but pretty slowly. It will be interesting to see how this one turns out.
Tuesday, August 9 View Page
The old man tomato and the big single are both blushing a lot more now. The growth has nearly stopped. As I was getting ready to measure the big single it slipped off it's pantyhose hammock and slumped splitting the steam DOH! At least my wife wasn't there. She gets so nervous when I mess with the big tomatoes. "You going to break them or something" well.....she was right.....don't tell her that. Anywho I patched it up and will more than likely be weighing the two tomatoes tomorrow (Wednesday). The big single feels heavy.

 

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