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first time tomato grower seeks advice

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 17:18

brill, thanks. have indeed noticed the odd flash of root near the surface in a few pots... There's a bit of space for me to add a little more compost. I suspect I haven't been getting the water deep enough. What would you say is best, ie watering can, hose on a fine spray (splashes up though), more of a slow trickle..?

Beetroot

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 17:10

ho hum. maybe I should sow some more? now have some bed space having pulled my garlic...

first time tomato grower seeks advice

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 13:55

How often would you water tomatoes in pots? Mine are in 25 litre containers but I've been very wary of over-watering. Possibly too much so! I've only been watering them every few days?

Beetroot

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 19:10

The fertiliser went in about March time I think...

Tomato Problem

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 18:40

Can I throw my problem in too!? Generally my plants look pretty healthy but in recent days the newer growth has had a pronounced droop to it, lower leaves still very green and tough looking. It's been in the high 20s/early 30s here by day for the last week or so but it still seems unlikely it's lack of water? They're in 25 litre containers and I've been watering around every 3 days. I started feeding as of yesterday and gave the feed with a good soak - but hasn't helped the droop. 

Any thoughts greatly appreciated...

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27549.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

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

 

 

 

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