Bf206


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Deformed beans

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 13:12

Just in last few weeks, I've had lots of black fly on my french and runner beans. Might be coincidence but this has been when the beans started to go funny shapes too...

Tomato Ripening

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 12:57

Can i just check on whether toms will ripen quicker indoors or outdoors at this time of year? more out of laziness, i've still got my plants out in pots in the garden. Have had a fair few, although the black russians only just starting to go (brown!) now.

Completely understand they're ripenened by the warmth... but... my youngest occasionally (and annoyingly) grabs a green one, which I then bring inside. Yet the ones inside seem to be ripening more slowly than the ones still on the plants?? Maybe just coincidence and our child has a habit of grabbing the least ripe ones?

Should say, am in SE England and on average temps are about 17C by day, 8C by night.

 

 

Tomatoes - pinching out

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 10:53

right, yes you were saying about any new growth not having time to mature by this time of year...

 

 

Tomatoes - pinching out

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 10:47

ok, thanks. will have a closer inspection tonight and see how close to death i think the plants are! i guess the sun we're now having may give them a new lease of life.

i wish the super sweet 100s would hurry up and ripen. lots of them, very light green...

Tomatoes - pinching out

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 10:20

right, thanks. i'm half wondering whether to bin the romas and just leave the fruit outside to ripen? the plants are now something of a mess. i'd just about kept them going after a bout of fungus but then was away for a week and didn't arrange for anyway to do the watering - although was some rain - and they're pretty gnarled now.

 

Tomatoes - pinching out

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 08:34
Next year, I'm definitely coming on to this forum before I start growing...

Tomatoes - pinching out

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 08:26
My Romas are now ripening apace - the fungus-addled plants look shot to pieces, mind! Sungolds also doing well, although another bloomin' stem is going black. Lots of fruit On super sweet 100s and pale green so hopefully comin soon... Black Russians,which have never grown before, more of a concern. Some decent sized fruits but resolutely green.

Hopefully this late warm spell in the UK will do the job tho?

Tomatoes - pinching out

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 16:54

ok cool. well, if the forecast is right and it'll be warm for the next few weeks, hopefully that'll ripen everything!

 

Tomatoes - pinching out

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 15:28

I know this question's often asked... but when do you pinch out the tops of your plants?

My various vine tomato plants are generally 5 - 6 ft tall currently, with on average about four/five trusses with tomatoes on, starting to ripen now. clearly fresh flowers are still coming too but, realistically - even with warm temperatures now forecast in the SE of England for the next few weeks - should I pinch out so the plant concentrates on the fruit already there?

Also, do you pinch out black russians? the fruit on these seems somewhat more randomly spread, not in obvious trusses, plus the stems have divided into two and three some cases so there are potentially several tops to pinch out.

thanks all!

Tomato

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 13:37

yes, have got all my tom plants in decent size pots with drainage holes. i'm generally reasonably cautious about watering but i suppose the plant could have got infected by something during one of the summer's various wet spells. ah well, i'm not too fussed. more interested in how my black russians now do...

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