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1. you pot size probally to small beefsteaks need at least a pot size of a half meter or greater.
2. you soil is not in right ballance
3. you are watering irregularly
4. gardener delight is not tomato it is just an excuse that bad tomato grower use to claim they are growing tomatoes
5. tomato plants in pot need to be fertized more often then those grown in ground.
6. the temp of the water used to water the plant should at least 24 c.
I would continue but I don't want to embarrass you a more then I all ready have.
gardener delight is not worth growing. I usualy get 9 to 15 kg's of beefsteak and other large tomato varieties I grow. but then again i grow in the ground and I really high quality soil.
All my tomatoes got blight but I had very good salad leaves and soft fruits and excellent, tasty broad beans.
I tend to agree with Adam re beefsteaks. I have grown Costaluto for the last 2 years - disappointing both in flavour and quantity. Maybe I'll try Buffalo this year. Anyone got any recommendations for the best variety to grow for making green tomato chutney?
If you really want to learn how to grow beefsteak tomatoes I suggest you contact colin bowcock since he grew one of biggest tomato ever in uk or get copy of his book on how to grow giant vegetables the beefsteak tomato is indispensable in making one of the best sandwiches in the world. The BLT the bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich.
But again you really do not need good tomatoes in the UK. Since you all would only make bad food from them any way.