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thick-skinned-and-tasteless--tomatoes-that-is-not-me

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 10:18

Thanks to all of you for your replies and advice. 

It seems that the problem might be a combination of variety and lack of water, although I have needed to water twice a day during the warm weather here in the UK.

Maybe the later fruit further up the plant will be better.

thick-skinned-and-tasteless--tomatoes-that-is-not-me

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 10:45

I have been growing tomatoes successfully for about 30 years both in the greenhouse and outdoors, always directly in the ground rather than in pots or grow-bags. I never take much notice of which variety I buy and have always obtained really tasty fruit. Sometimes I buy plants and sometimes I grow from seed. 

 I recently moved house and now only have a tiny greenhouse frame thing which only has room for a single grow-bag, so this year I planted three garden-centre plants in a grow-bag and another three outside in pots of 50% compost 50% earth. Again I can’t remember the variety, but I have just picked the first fruit and find that they are thick skinned and tasteless.

They have been well fed with Tomorite and watered throughout – grow-bags seem to need watering twice daily in the hot weather. 

Any ideas please?

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Suddenly unable to grow tasty tomatoes after 30 years. 
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