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ALICANTE TOMATO PLANT

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 08:05

I have a Alicante tomato plant growing in a pot on the windowsill. It has been growing healthily for 3 weeks or so & is about 2ft. high. Suddenly the stems on the plant have begun to curl downwards some of them so badly that they are touching the main stem. I have followed all instructions given on this web site.  Any ideas why?????

IMPATIENS (BUSY LILLIES)

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 15:22

For those of you still interested in the Busy Lillies bought from Tesco.(See post 30/5/2013) I received a full refund from Tesco's from a very helpful manager. I had no receipt but checked back on debit card for proof of purchase. Manager also informed head office about fungal disease & dangers of selling these plants. Ten out of ten for Tesco's. Just a pity they sold them in the first place. All plants are slowly dying.   

Impatiens (Busy Lizzies)

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 10:35

Mummy Muddy Paws - The plants are NOT the New Guinea variety as far as I know. The packaging only says Impatiens no specific strain is mentioned as is the case with most bedding plants bought from supermarkets etc.

Stop Press - I have just inspected plants after a period of prolonged rain. All plants have white or grey spots on their leaves. Is this the start of the fungal disease?????Or does fungus start underneath the leaves?????

Impatiens (Busy Lizzies)

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 09:54

Thanks for replies. Sorry I didn't understand the concept of the disease. I thought the plants were already diseased when bought. I did not realize that plants actually `catch` the disease.

I still maintain however that Tesco are being irresponsible in selling them to a unaware general public. 

Tomato Plant

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 09:45

Many thanks to all who replied. I intend leaving plant till it is about 6ft. high then I will pinch out top. I know about side shoots & will begin feeding when fruit appears. Special thanks to Bookertoo who explained to me like what I am a complete novice.

Tomato Plant

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 17:29

lazy gardener - Sorry I'm a complete novice. Don't understand `don't want to grow any higher`.Wont the plant continue to grow higher till I pinch out centre stem????

Impatiens (Busy Lizzies)

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 17:23

lazy gardener - Surely they must bear some responsibility if they KNOWINGLY sell a faulty product be it a washing machine or a Busy Lizzy? I have no idea whether plants are diseased or not until they begin to grow. Or more than likely not grow at all.

Impatiens (Busy Lizzies)

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 16:12

I have planted out 200 Impatiens (Busy Lizzies) bought from Tesco's. I have since discovered that Busy Lizzies (Not New Guinea variety) are diseased. Is this true? Or has disease been eradicated? If diseased should Tesco be allowed to sell them? Not necessarily on a legal basis but knowing they are diseased plants.

Tomato Plant

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 15:55

I am growing a Alicante tomato plant indoors on a window ledge. The plant is about 2 feet high. At what height should I pinch out top of plant? Remember that it is growing indoors.  

Geraniums

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 11:34

Thanks everyone who replied. But unfortunately I still don`t know exactly how to `pinch out`. No worries I will experiment.

Thanks again

 

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Bedding Plants

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GERANIUMS

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