Added by on 2017-11-06

I’ve seen enough. Tomato wrapping is what I will use in the greenhouse and my plans will incorporate it. Each time I wrap a vine around the cage, that equates to 3 foot of growth. 4 wraps and that is 12 foot of vertical single-stem growth. The amount of flowers and tomatoes are fantastic. The trusses are huge and the plants are very healthy despite trimming. In the video, I suggest anecdotal evidence to it, but it could be other things. Regardless, I’ve seen enough and it’s what I’m doing because it is simple. Wrap stem and break off leaves below tip’s last flowering cluster. It’s a smaller tomato footprint, LOTS of production, at picking level, doesn’t need lowering, and doesn’t put lots of weight on the greenhouse structure! I love chatting with folks and answering questions. If you enjoy my videos, please like, comment and subscribe! You can subscribe by clicking this link and then you’ll get a notification every time I upload a video: http://www.youtube.com/user/c3voyage?sub_confirmation=1 Now, I’m on Facebook! Share your gardening thoughts and pictures! https://www.facebook.com/c3voyage/ . A little about my setup. I have a hydroponic greenhouse. I grow in a system I call FAWN which is a modified hydroponic drip system. The media I grow in is aged rice hulls with parboiled rice hulls mixed. This has proven to be a great mix for me. I use Masterblend fertilizer as my nutrients to every plant grown. I’ve been pretty successful with my setup growing hydroponic tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, squash, cucumbers, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, turnip greens, corn, potatoes, kale, carrots, beets, spinach, onions, leeks, and even okra! Everything a gardener would desire. I also dabble in other areas like growing in raised beds, growing in a ground garden, grafting, pond activities, growing fruits, and other projects on the […]

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10 Comments

  • Geoffrey Terry 2 weeks ago

    Hello Brent,
    I had the good fortune to come across your videos and I must say I am very impressed with the results you have achieved with your 'wrapping' procedure, congratulations.
    I am currently bringing on some tomatoe plants for the winter and have ordered wire mesh so that I might make an attempt at emulating your procedure..
    One of your wrapping videos did mention the nutrients you use and I failed to make a note. Despite having skimmed through the videos once more I have not been able to locate the information. I wonder if you would be so kind as to provide a link so that I can use the same nutrients also.
    This past year was my first attempt at creating an aeroponic system. It has been quite a struggle, however, the system appears to be functioning well now and I did find, during the summer, with temperatures in the 90s to 100 that I was obliged to move tomatoes etc to the garden where I transplanted them to pots. The end result has been very satisfying seeming that the initial period in the aeroponic system somehow set the plants on the right track for good results.
    However, now that I have seen what can be done, by accepting that the tomatoe is a vine, I will not be satisfied until I can see results similar to yours.
    I confess to having found the description of how to prune the tomatoes a little difficult to understand and wondered if I have missed a video where you demonstrate the trimming of a tomatoe vines, please let me know if there is one.
    I have given the thumbs up and subscribed to your website and wish you well in your endeavours.
    Kind regards,
    Geoffrey

  • Fensterfarm Greenhouse 2 weeks ago

    I found that pollinating the flowers in the evening in the greenhouse was a bit more effective when looking for the powder to drop). It really doesn't seem to matter what time you do it for it to be effective though!
    Chuck

  • Regian Re 2 weeks ago

    You did an amazing job here… all the best.

  • Keyplayr61 Greenhouse Hydroponics And Gardens 2 weeks ago

    Looks like its working pretty good! They are flowering more, like you say because of stress. Tomatoes always send their energy to the plant growth first, then the fruit. I would be careful to not remove too much foliage, because it can affect ripening, and flavor quality!

  • Austin Family Gardening Channel 2 weeks ago

    for this time of year, you're off to a great start !

  • BobMels Gardens 2 weeks ago

    Looks good Brent. Hope you didn't get the really bad weather there. Best wishes Bob.

  • bo ter berg 2 weeks ago

    It makes sense, it looks good, and you got great production. Neat little trick, way better then have the tom crowd on the inside.
    Thanks for sharing ;o)
    Cheers !

  • knitnpaint 2 weeks ago

    Amazing growth. I have not had much luck in the past with tomatoes. I am trying again this year. I made a big self watering pot and got some seeds in tray . Doing lots of research to try different things. I think the self watering pots might be my ticket in the hot California sun on my patio. Where did you get those clips for the tomatoe branches ?

  • South Georgia Hydroponics 2 weeks ago

    Great video Brent! I'm trying the black cherry this year as well. Looking forward to my season really kicking off.

  • William Walter 2 weeks ago

    Hi Brent, it might be benificial to hold a piece of paper under the flower your stimulating. To show the pollen that is produced by each tiny flower.

    It looks like some of the heavier tomatoes that are resting on the cage may become deformed. Would there be any benifit to putting a card board space between the two.

    Corn updates, is it possible to get corn updates every 2-4 days. Especially during this critical time when the silk is out. Can you give a recap on when they were planted, and how growing over winter changes the maturation dates? Cheers,
    Bill