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Why does nobody answer the questions that are raised ?
I try to when I stumble over these old threads.
Hello,I have looked at the guides on greenhouse tomatoes and they are very useful. I have grown three sorts of tomatoes Moneymaker (normal size), Legend (beefsteak) and cherry tomato too. Are they all treated the same in the greenhouse re removal of axilliary shoots, number of trusses and so on? Does one size fit all?ThanksValerie
The quote function seems not to be working. Valerie, the basic mechanics of tomato growing are the same regardless of variety.
is there any kind of POT that you should NOT use to grow herbs and veg in ?Thanks Helen
Helen, a pot really just needs to be big enough to do the job you're asking of it and with adequate drainage. As to types of pots - smaller pots will dry out quicker than larger ones, plastic pots will dry out quicker than ceramic or terracotta.
I would like to know how to pinch the tops out of the tomatoe plants and when to do it.
Janet, you only need to pinch out the tops of tomatoes (a) if you want to limit the plant's height in restricted growing space (eg, a greenhouse); and (b) later in the season when any new flowers won't have time to produce fruit.
To pinch out the tops - identify the plant's leaders, the main vertical stems that are producing branches and flowers, and cut off the top inch or so.
Many seeds can be sown at intervals, if you look on the back of the packet it will give you an idea when they can be sown. I sow about a dozen Little Gem lettuce seeds every couple of weeks once the soil has warmed up a bit, to complement my salad mixes.
If you are a fan of pea shoots, then invest in a packet of dried peas and sow in a trough. A packet will last you 3 years!
It depends entirely on what type of veg you want to grow, Mr b. Generally speaking, summer crops should be being sown now.
I grow salad leaves in a seed tray on a shelf in the greenhouse
If you have clean compost and seedtray, you shouldn't be bothered by slugs.
So you think I should grow lettuces in the greenhouse until the they are larger enough before planting them in my veg patch ?
i sowed some salad leaves seeds 10 days ago outside in a shallow planter i built from pallets which is on my north facing fence and they have appeared already, i just water them when the compost is getting a bit dry
If you're worried about the slugs you should probably grow in the greenhouse, violet.