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kaycurtis
I grew the salad leaves last year and had a supply all through the summer, one of the nicest ways to get one over on the super markets, saved a little fortune over the summer, and always fresh.
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? Thanks Valerie
i just started to sow my seeds i let u know my comments when they grow i hope its nice to have this site for help with learning how to grow veg and care for them
Very useful, I havent got a garden, just a concrete yard and no experience of growing vegetables. This seems a nice easy way to start and they can be grown in a pot. Thanks Bridget
very good thank you, is there any kind of POT that you should NOT use to grow herbs and veg in ? Thanks Helen

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very interesting. I would like to know how to pinch the tops out of the tomatoe plants and when to do it.
lcoote
Can you grow these all year round?

Why does nobody answer the questions that are raised ?

Italophile

I try to when I stumble over these old threads.

 

Italophile

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?
Thanks
Valerie


The quote function seems not to be working. Valerie, the basic mechanics of tomato growing are the same regardless of variety.

Italophile

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.

Italophile

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.

When should I start growing veg from seeds
Oldtyke

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!

Italophile

It depends entirely on what type of veg you want to grow, Mr b. Generally speaking, summer crops should be being sown now.

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I try and grow salad leaves in the garden ,but I'm fed up of slugs getting them even under cover they get them,and if I leave them open the pigeons get them I just can't win, any advise would be appreciated, I have a greenhouse and the slugs seem to get in!!!!

Thank you
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Mrs.vi Marsden
fidgetbones

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 ? 

Thank you 

Vi Marsden

sanjy67

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 

Italophile

If you're worried about the slugs you should probably grow in the greenhouse, violet.