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Tomato problems

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 11:39
Ah, hail! I didn't think of that - that's the answer... Thanks guys! I've already removed all leaves below bottom truss. Should I get rid of damaged leaves higher up too tho?

Tomato problems

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 08:23

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Thank you italophile!

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Tomato problems

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 18:23
Argh. My tomato plants have been doing so well this year and I've had the first fruits ripening over the last week or so. It's rained just about every day this week so I haven't needed to water and haven't been out to look at them for only the last 48 hrs. Yet, in that time, they've clearly developed something nasty. All the lower leaves have gone papery and have rips in them. Stems and fruits have small pale pock marks on them. Fruit stems seem to have gone brittle - I handled an unripe one and it came off easily in my hand. My fear is blight. But none of the leaves are yellow or brown. The marks on the fruit are small indents but don't look as sinister as pics of blight I've seem online. Could it be too much rain? We've had daily, heavy showers for the last week or so - including some pretty vicious thunderstorms. Could the strong winds have ripped the leaves and other symptoms are too much water? Will post pics tomorrow. Depressed.

problems with broccoli and caterpillars

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 19:22

i just picked about 10 off my brussel sprouts - despite nematodes going in a week ago.

Blackberry pruning

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 20:06

I know that once this year's canes have finished you cut them down to the ground but do you prune next year's canes at the same time? I've got one cane which is probably about 7 or 8 foot long now... Or do I wait till spring and prune then to encourage bushing out? If so, how far do I prune..?

What to do with my Garlic

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:08
Hmm, I've just harvested mine. Shame as some of the bulbs appear to have split although I don't think I've had them in the ground too long? They were autumn planted. Some orange maggots around the roots too so not sure if they're to blame?

Crop rotation

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 14:11

I think I might give it go... I've got some onion fertilser and new multipurpose...

Mint!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 13:55

Ok thanks fidgetbones! I think I'll do just that. Do you think there's anything I can do if it grows back and the bugs return? Some kind of soap spray? I think the mistake I made was not acting when I saw the early signs.

Crop rotation

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 12:54

I get the reason why you should rotate crops, although in a small garden like we've got it's easier said than done.

I've got one raised bed with garlic currently in but which should be coming out by the end of the month. I've got leeks which I need to plant out, currently roughly pencil width, and so in an ideal world they'd follow the garlic, otherwise I'm going to be waiting for some other beds to be freed up.

Question, then, if I put the leeks where the garlic has been until recently, will that cause problems, or so long as next year I put something else in that bed will it be ok? I'd put some fresh compost and fertiliser down either way.

Basically, I'm not sure whether you need to rotate crops within a year or within successive years.

Organic slug control

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 12:45

I'd been half-heartedly throwing down organic slug pellets for the last few months. They seem to work for as long as they don't get eaten / washed away, but I've found they need frequent reapplying. So, I decided enough was enough and last week got nematodes plus a roll of copper tape. I put collars of tape around the stems of various plants and watered in the nematodes widely. Haven't seen a slug or snail since...

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