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Posted: 14/07/2013 at 18:39

This is a common question, and I probably should know the answer , but when do you start feeding your tomato plants? feed says 'when the first truss has set.' most of my plants have got around three or four trusses but in each case i wouldn't say all of the fruit on the first truss has appeared. a few maybe. should i start or still keep holding off, taking the instructions literally?

Feeding tomato plants

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 18:14

This is a common question, and I probably should know the answer , but when do you start feeding your tomato plants? feed says 'when the first truss has set.' most of my plants have got around three or four trusses but in each case i wouldn't say all of the fruit on the first truss has appeared. a few maybe. should i start or still keep holding off, taking the instructions literally?

Beetroot

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 18:11

i've got the same problem. i'd dug some fertiliser into the soil before the seedlings went in (started from modules), plenty of large green leaves, but i've scratched around and just thin purple roots...

Tomatoe plant leaves

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 16:41

thanks, bob - will do. thought was a g's delight but is a black cherry it's happened on.

Tomatoe plant leaves

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 13:22

Should you get rid of leaves that grow at the end of a truss? Must admit, had never seen it before but read someone here had it one of their plants and sure enough, one of my Gardeners Delights does...below, truss to the left of the stem in the centre of the pic. 

im pinching out side shoots on mine. Haven't cut off any lower branches as of yet - seems a bit early?

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26860.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

 

 

Sweet corn......help

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 13:39

Some of my sweetcorn plants look similar and I'm convinced that squirrels scrabbling around them is the problem. In some cases, they've actually snapped stems, in others it's as if they've pulled at leaves, leaving them looking ragged.

Might not be what's causing this to yours but if you've got squirrels nearby beware... I've tried putting netting and various around but they don't seem deterred.

Beets unwell

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 14:34

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26511.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

My beets have rapidly taken a turn for the worse... Leaf miner do you think? Any tips for what to do / how to control?

 

 

 

Garlic

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 11:51

I dug one up as my 2 year old had rampaged nearby and bent the stem anyway. i'm pretty sure it was from one of the small inner cloves (which i'm never sure whether to bother planting). anyway, the result is a pretty small bulb - but definitely a bulb at least! - about the width of a 2p piece.

i think for the rest i'm going to wait another few weeks, don't think will do too much harm.

Garlic

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 07:54

mine went in at the start of november... I guess I was hoping they'd be ready some time in June as I'd quite like the raised bed they're taking up for other crops!

artjak, how swollen were those bulbs you dug up, out of interest?

 

Garlic

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:38

Any tips for looking after garlic in its final weeks? I know you shouldn't overwater in case the bulbs rot but presumably they also need water to swell? how often are garlic growers watering them?

also, when do people find you can typically harvest? Mine are still pretty green, although lower leaves are def yellowing and going brown. A few have flopped but I think my youngest son is to blame there...

the elephant garlic (leeks!) have just grown scapes which I snipped off. Does that mean they're not too far off..?

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Garlic problems

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Beets unwell

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Garlic

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Premature potato furtling...

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Planting out sweetcorn

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Garlic - progress report

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How early can I plant out runner beans?

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Growing leeks

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Germinating seeds

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Starting seeds indoors

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Advice on small greenhouse / shed

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