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Is there a problem with growing tomatoes from seed imported from another country? Seems that my plants get about 10 inches tall and start to die. Leaves get greyish and the plant starts to wither. Any advice?

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Tomatoes are difficult to grow in Thailand.

In high temperatures toms will not set fruit.

Do not grow in full sun.

If in pots, the pots need to be large and shaded from the sun.

Water only at the base of the plant.

Cherry types are easier to grow.

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I would think that your plants have tomatoe blight , lets see if this gets a post

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Hi

First time I had no luck but the 2nd time I was quite successful "although I say it myself"

Have a look at this post, http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/620629-tomatoes-second-attempt.

My third attempt whith the same batch of seeds was useless I should have kept the seeds in the fridge.

Fourth attempt

On a website they said when the seedling get their set of true leaves repot planting them deep, and keep repotting deep and new roots will emerge from the stem, the ones in the picture were repotted three times, in a mixture of the usual Thai potting compost and coconut chips.

Seeing as there is no goodness in the potting mixture, I water with my own mixture of vegetable/fruit waste, grass cuttings molasses, and the added urine for nitrogen, this is left in a water but for around four months, stirring every day, when there is no smell it’s a good brew, dilute 1 cup to 5LT.

And every so often a dose of 16 16 16 depending how they look.post-9958-0-99975700-1377601296_thumb.jp

Anything is worth a try

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I've had lots of problems trying to grow plants in Thailand from seeds brought in from the UK. The only plants that seems to grow ok are marigolds. I'd stick to the Thai seeds for tomatoes. My toms in Thailand grow perfectly well.

On a slightly different tack, the datura (big purple/white trumpet flowers) seeds I brought back from Thailand grow wonderfully in my conservatory in London as do the orchids and euphorbias.

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Sometime,

I am interested in your recipe for the liquid fertilizer. Could you tell us how you make it?

Thanks heaps

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Sometime,

I am interested in your recipe for the liquid fertilizer. Could you tell us how you make it?

Thanks heaps

How to make liquid fertilizer:

This is my method, there must be 1000s more on the web.

You can easily make a liquid fertilizer from green plants, for this you have to collect a variety of healthy green plants; you can use leaves, weeds, grass to give you a nice brew of nutrients.

When you make liquid fertilizer at home, it will usually contain grass, leaves, weeds or anything organic, fruit and greens from the kitchen, ensure that just the best and the most succulent ingredients go into the fertilizer.

Take a bin with lid, half fill with water and put all the green things into it while they are still fresh, you can continue adding to the bin over the next weeks, leave it, In warm place, not full sun.stire every day, and your liquid fertilizer will be ready in a few months.

However, you will know when the liquid fertilizer is ready. Initially, the mix will froth and have bubbles. It will also have a strong agricultural smell, not a vile smell, once you get a barnyard smell from the mix; you know that your liquid fertilizer is ready.

If you wish you can add liquid gold ( urine) whenever the need takes.

Before using the mix, make sure you dilute it until it is the color of wet tea and you use the diluted mix to boost the growth of your plants.

"Liquid gold" (urine) is really a comparable fertilizer?, urine is a fine fertilizer and has been used by humans for centuries.

Fertilizing with urine has been common throughout history all over the world and provides seven times the harvest yeild as unfertilized soil ... Human urine has approximately the same fertilizing elements as liquid fertilizer used for potted plants, so it's very nitrogen rich. Urine is the chemical prototype.

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I grow Thai tomatoes but have never tried to grow "beefsteak" or western tomatos. I also grow garlic, pak chee, eggplant, chilis,(jalapenos and habanero), long beans, Noi Na, Limes, oranges, bananas, mango, farang, papaya, horapa and krapow

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We had tried, here in the Somkhok area of Pathumthani for more than 10 years. Vatious soils, fertilizesr, seeds, etc. No luck at all. Three years running, on land in the Wang Muang area, we had very good tomatoes. And a great supply. Native soil, cow manure and straw around the base of the staked plants. Watered at the base at least once a week if not enough rain. 1" per week in early morning or late evening.

Seedlings in the ground in late September or early October. I hope to get a decent crop this year. We pick only vine ripe and give away what we cannot use. I think the picture is from 2009 or 2010. The tomato weighed 600 grams and was excellent eating.

2011 the flood ate my seedlings and 2012 a medical problem kept me from taking proper care. Still got suitable, eating tomatoes last year but nothing to brag about..

I have had problems with some imported seeds. The variety has not made any difference. Beefsteak, BetterBoy, etc. Normally large slicing tomatoes are my choice. Problems.... Not germinating. Not setting fruit. Stunted plants. I attribute it to possible strong Xray of the seeds when they are enroute. No matter in a ladies purse or a guys pockets. Same problems with pepper seeds. Best luck has been with seeds mailed in.

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We had tried, here in the Somkhok area of Pathumthani for more than 10 years. Vatious soils, fertilizesr, seeds, etc. No luck at all. Three years running, on land in the Wang Muang area, we had very good tomatoes. And a great supply. Native soil, cow manure and straw around the base of the staked plants. Watered at the base at least once a week if not enough rain. 1" per week in early morning or late evening.

Seedlings in the ground in late September or early October. I hope to get a decent crop this year. We pick only vine ripe and give away what we cannot use. I think the picture is from 2009 or 2010. The tomato weighed 600 grams and was excellent eating.

2011 the flood ate my seedlings and 2012 a medical problem kept me from taking proper care. Still got suitable, eating tomatoes last year but nothing to brag about..

I have had problems with some imported seeds. The variety has not made any difference. Beefsteak, BetterBoy, etc. Normally large slicing tomatoes are my choice. Problems.... Not germinating. Not setting fruit. Stunted plants. I attribute it to possible strong Xray of the seeds when they are enroute. No matter in a ladies purse or a guys pockets. Same problems with pepper seeds. Best luck has been with seeds mailed in.

I had 7 packets of seeds mailed 3 months ago, still waitingcoffee1.gif

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Hello All, some of my next crop, toms are coming up a week

after seeding. Black Cherry, B. Plum and B. from Tula, Yaqui F1,

Brandywine OTV, Costoluto Geneves and two seed Co's seed

for Cisineros tomatillo's.

The rest are eggs(2), jals(3), anaheim's(3), ancho(4), pasilla(1),

and serranos(4).

rice555

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Thanks Sometime

I will start a brew of liquid fertiziler this weekend from my lawmower cuttings. Do you add molasses and what is its purpose? Can't find molasses around here. Would brown suger do the same purpose?

I wiil try again this year to ferment some seeds from the large organic tomatoes that can sometimes be bought in Lotus. Then put the seeds in the fridge and start planting around end of Sept-early Oct.

Will let you know how it goes.

Thanks again

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Thanks Sometime

I will start a brew of liquid fertiziler this weekend from my lawmower cuttings. Do you add molasses and what is its purpose? Can't find molasses around here. Would brown suger do the same purpose?

I wiil try again this year to ferment some seeds from the large organic tomatoes that can sometimes be bought in Lotus. Then put the seeds in the fridge and start planting around end of Sept-early Oct.

Will let you know how it goes.

Thanks again

I have seen molasses in the gardening section of Homeworks 150 baht per Gallon, Thais buy it in 5 gallon drums so it must be easily got.

Just Googled this info

Any kind of sugary carbohydrate source will increase microbial growth in the compost pile, compost tea, or the topsoil.

However molasses products offer more nutrients, plus a wider range of beneficial bacterial, fungal, and algae growth.

The Best Type for Boosting Fertilizer

For organic gardeners, I recommend unsulfured cane blackstrap molasses as the best choice because it is the most nutritionally (trace elements) valuable of the various types of molasses.

molasses is also a chelating agent, which means that it can 'help' convert 'some' chemical nutrients into a form that’s 'more' easily available for organisms and plants to use.

Here’s a link to some good info http://www.doityourself.com/stry/using-molasses-to-boost-fertilizer

Happy growing

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Thanks Sometime

I will start a brew of liquid fertiziler this weekend from my lawmower cuttings. Do you add molasses and what is its purpose? Can't find molasses around here. Would brown suger do the same purpose?

I wiil try again this year to ferment some seeds from the large organic tomatoes that can sometimes be bought in Lotus. Then put the seeds in the fridge and start planting around end of Sept-early Oct.

Will let you know how it goes.

Thanks again

I think that molasses is available everywhere now, any place that sells fertilisers etc.

กากน้ำตาล

is the Thai word, Gahk Num Dtahn.

Unfortunately, there is a rule that you are not allowed to post in Thai script, but hopefully the mods will be sensible enough to realise that going to a supplier with what you want in Thai language, you are more likely to get it.

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I have been growing tomatoes (Big Boy and Beefsteak) for 3 years now in Thailand. Trial and error but, improving my crop every year. this year, I started with 27 seedlings that I started myself and transplanted. I figured on at least a 50% loss based on previous years plantings. I have 17 plants living now and about 15 are heavily flowered and producing fruit. nothing ready for picking but, the fruit is growing steadily with the largest being about the size of a baseball and the smallest being marble sized. Maybe 100 tomatoes altogether but each plant has a dozen or so flowers. Hope for a bountiful harvest this year.

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