15 August 2011

Product Trial: Paper Pots Update August 15, 2011

Paper Pot Product Trial planted with Lemon Boy Tomato

The Paper Pot Trial is going fairly well.  Compared to the other tomato plants in nearby containers, its fruit has grown larger faster but the plant seems rather sparse.

Lemon Boy Tomatoes

Lemon Boy is the tomato plant of choice and here you can see it is beginning to ripen.  Last week we finally received summer like temperatures, 24-29 Celsius, and this has been a huge assistance to fruit production and ripening.  I am somewhat disappointed at the number of fruit on this tomato plant and the sparseness of the foliage. 

My fail here is that I had only one Lemon Boy Tomato plant so I cannot compare similar varieties of tomatoes.  Those in the other pots are Roma Tomatoes and they are very bushy with multiple fruits.  Still the trial continues.

If this paper pot is in reusable condition next year, I may try perforating it in a few places for drainage in case we have a wet spring and summer again.  I wonder, though, if that would affect the integrity and stability of the product?

Roma Tomatoes

Note:  all tomato plants received the same fertilizer regimen and were watered the same.


Karen said...

I have never seen paper pots before. The tomato planted in yours has enormous fruit! I'll keep watching your testing of these pots; this is very interesting.

Rambling Woods said...

Lemon Boy..I will keep that in mind.. I wondered how the paper pot was doing...

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