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Subject:  7.72 Framac !!!

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Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Wow Chris...that’s how it’s done!!!!...dibs on seeds!!!!...huge congrats!

9/5/2020 11:44:34 AM

Garden Rebel (Team Rebel Rousers)

Lebanon, Oregon

Wow! That’s awesome!

9/5/2020 11:55:07 AM

wixom grower (TEAM HAMMER)

Home of the 12 lb tomato

What an awsome year you are having framac whats your secret !!!

9/5/2020 12:09:34 PM

gmay

bloomington Indiana

Great job Framac!

9/5/2020 12:18:12 PM

VTJohn

Jericho Vermont

Wow. What a great tomato year Christopher!

9/5/2020 1:39:38 PM

SaladDoug_UK (Rebel Rousers)

Hertfordshire, UK

Awesome! Looking fwd to some pics. Great job

9/5/2020 2:56:27 PM

ESheel31(team sLamMer)

Eastern Shore of VA

Awesome job !

9/5/2020 5:31:33 PM

Greenbud

Coventry Rhode Island USA

Great job , congrats !

9/5/2020 8:57:53 PM

cojoe

Colorado

Very nice,congrats

9/5/2020 9:29:38 PM

Rick j.

stoughton WI

Congrats chris

9/5/2020 9:54:49 PM

Chris L

Ontario

Congratulations Chris!

9/5/2020 10:22:25 PM

marley

Massachusetts

congrats!!!!

9/5/2020 10:38:36 PM

Farmer Brown (Chris Brown)

Nowthen, Minnesota

Sweet!! Great work!!!! Congratulations!!

9/6/2020 8:59:01 AM

G. Kins

Catinthehat, WA

Superb!!!

9/6/2020 4:52:54 PM

1064

Tenino, WA.

Congratulations Chris

9/7/2020 12:20:42 AM

Framac

New Berlin,NY

Thanks everyone.

Wixom: I only really made one fundamental change over previous years based on a few observations from last year. The long and the short was bigger healthier plants.

Every year I end up with some dead space in my garden which I always fill-in with extra tomatoes. Last year my biggest tomato came off of one of these, and to be honest the plant was neglected. It got no pruning or fertilizer until September, and only by luck did it not have bad blight.

This year I left the plants alone until the first of August, with the exception of a few fertilizer treatments, a few rounds of fungicide, and blossom picking.

Then I put more effort into them. Pruning, topping, and the like. My plants were way fuller than last year when I pruned all year. I got some nice mega blossoms, half of which I lost due to BER or heat, then just keep the plant healthy. If I found blight, the whole leaf got cut, and after pruning I would treat with fungicide. With more plant to work with, cutting leaves was less painful.

I only did dunkles 3 times, cal mag twice, and compost tea 3 times. The 8.1 DMG was on the healthiest plant i have grown, the 7.72 was going down hill fast so I picked earlier than I would have liked. I have had plants go down that fast in the past, and the fruit is not far behind. Had I not lost the first, I would have pushed a few more days.

9/8/2020 10:39:15 AM

Framac

New Berlin,NY

The 7.72 was a fill in plant. It os a grand baby from one of my favorite seeds, the 5.68 Porkchop.

One other indirect thing that helped immensely was a Christmas gift from my wife, a Sthil mister/blower. Now I did not use it once on the tomatoes, but I did on everything else. My garden is now about 11,500 square feet and bugs and disease have been a huge problem. Spraying that with a pump sprayer or even the 15 gallon sprayer on the 4 wheeler took a lot of time. I can now do the entire garden in under 1 hour. This gave me time for inspections, pruning, and other activities.

Lastly, a lot of luck. Good big mega blossoms good weather, and motto many problems in the tomato patch.

9/8/2020 10:47:49 AM

Kevin Snyder (TEAM HAMMER)

Kevinstinindians@yahoo.com

Congrats Chris!

9/8/2020 10:57:11 AM

Materdoc

Bloomington, IN USA

Wow, way to go!

9/8/2020 10:10:01 PM

Hammers

Valencia

Congrats!!

9/12/2020 1:56:02 PM

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