Tomato – Sun Sugar, Supersweet 100

Sun Sugar is an orange cherry variety similar to Sun Gold, but is reported to have less splitting of the fruit.  Supersweet 100 is a classic red cherry variety.

March 26, 2015 = Day 0.  Plants started from seed.  Sun Sugar (Urban Farmer), Supersweet 100 (Botanical Interests).  Moistened with dilute fertilizer:  Dyna-Gro Liquid GROW 7-9-5, diluted 1 mL (1/5 tsp) per gallon of tap water.  N-P-K (in ppm): 18-10-11.  pH = 7.0.

Mar 30, 2015 = Day 4.  Seeds germinated.  Transferred to grow room, receiving 14 hours LED grow-light per day.

April 10, 2015 = Day 14.  Plants installed outside in 32-gallon buckets.  Hydroponic solution composed of 32 gal tap water, 64 g MasterBlend 4-18-38, 64 g calcium nitrate, 32 g magnesium sulfate, 6.4 mL Dyna-Gro Pro-TeKt, 25 mL pH Down.  N-P-K (in ppm): 103-41-168.  pH = 6.5.

Jun 8, 2015 = Day 73.  Sun Sugar


Jun 8, 2015 = Day 73.  Supersweet 100

Jul 4, 2015 = Day 99.  Began harvesting tomatoes.

Big harvests continued until around mid-August (day 120-130), when production of tomatoes slowed down.  The buckets got light a few times, indicating low fluid level, so I had to add 5 gallons several times.  Plants were discarded at the end of August, due to lack of new tomatoes.  Total water usage per plant = 50 gallons.

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