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Best flavour cherry tomatoes ?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:51

Thanks for the reply I read on another website - 'Tomato Growing' (recommended on here last year, I think) that it was better to feed tomatoes at a reduced strength, but more often ! So that's what I have been doing As for ripening, I am trying to pick them when they are red, but as they didn't taste as nice as I hoped I thought maybe they weren't ripe !

I've grown Sungold in the past - maybe I'll go back to them next year.

Best flavour cherry tomatoes ?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:31

My cherry tomatoes are now ripening - this year I've tried Tumbling Toms. So far I am a little disappointed with the flavour. I have been leaving them on the kitchen window-sill to make sure that they are ripe, but the flavour/juicyness isn't what I hoped. Am I doing something wrong or was it a bad choice ? I water every day and fertilise once/twice a week. I have tried several other varieties in the past, but as I grow in pots in the greenhouse and a lot of room is taken up by the other 'Legend' variety, the Tumbling Toms seemed to be a good idea. What are people's preferences for the best flavour cherry tom ??? Thank you

Plum fruit problem

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 19:27

My thanks too, Greg - I'll wait until they are ripe and hope that they taste good

Plum fruit problem

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 13:58

We planted a Jubilee plum tree in autumn 2009. This is the first year that any fruit has survived this long However all the fruit is covered in what I can only call brown scabs. A few fruit are just starting to ripen. Are any of them going to be edible and what is the problem ?? We did put 'sticky' paper around all the fruit trees last winter. We are in Norfolk, UK. Thank you

Planting under poplars ?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 19:24

Thank you all for the suggestions ! The Sea Buckthorn looks interesting, but we really don't want anything prickly, I'm afraid. The Aucuba japonica looks very interesting so I'll try to see if they have it at our local gardening centres to get a better look. Thanks again for the suggestions.

Planting under poplars ?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 11:22

I'm not sure whether this is the right place - but here goes ! At the back of our small field we have an area of approx. 40' x 20' that has 6 poplar trees growing (there are more poplars running along the boundary a few feet behind this. Previous owners had planted Christmas Tree saplings under these 6 poplars, but these had rapidly got far too tall and we have now grubbed out the last few. We would like to replant something under the poplars to make a bit of a screen/windbreak amongst the poplar trunks, but wouldn't want anything taller than around 4/5 feet tall and must be capable of growing under these trees. It's a fairly windy location in good light apart from the poplars. The area will be left to grow fairly wild as at one side we have a massive wood pile left for animals/insects etc. Any suggestions ?? Thank you

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 09:41

I'm just about to clear a raised bed that has had mange-tout in. I'm about to plant my onion sets, but have been reading contradictory advice about using compost/manure etc before planting onions. Thoughts please

Apple picking and storing

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 19:18

Thank you - we'll try to get them all picked soon !

Apple picking and storing

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 17:11

We planted some fruit trees in autumn 2009 and this is the first year that we have had more than just one or two apples. We have two eaters (Idared and Rubinette) and a cooker (Norfolk Beefing) Apart from a few apples that have probably been 'picked' by rabbits (we had to prop a couple of low branches up but a a few are on the ground chewed), today is the first day that I have picked up a couple of windfalls. One (a Rubinette) I have just eaten - I know they have a lovely flavour (from last year) but this one is a bit sharp. I intend leaving the fruit on the trees as long as is possible - but will they still improve in sweetness and if we have to pick them because of frost, will they still improve during storage ??  Thanks

Prolonging flowering this autumn - Asters and crysanths and roses

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 08:55

I've been very good at deadheading this year - the pearl roses, in particular, are only 2 years old (3rd season) and were a present from our children on our 30th wedding anniversary, so I've been trying to look after them properly The climbers were new last year. They currently have a few flowers, but I'd hoped for more  Other plants, as said by someone else, have flowered several times without a problem.

 

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