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Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 06:35

If they're planted in good soil tomatoes don't need feeding until after the first truss of fruit has set.

Also seedlings aren't developed enough to need or to cope with additional fertiliser - a bit like giving a new baby a full steak dinner!  Too much nitrogen (the 7 in your 7-3-3) will have 'burnt' the roots.

There should have been enough nutrition in the new pot of soil to enable them to grow steadily for a while, then when they've used all of that they'll be bigger and need planting out into the garden.  When you plant them into well prepared garden soil they could have a light feed of a slow release fertiliser. 



Catch up next year.

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 06:10

And a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year to you too Zara.  Hope the move goes well and that you enjoy making a new garden for your new home.

What are good quality tools for beginners

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 19:34

Another vote here for Joseph Bentley - good mid-range quality, well-proportioned and the solid ash handles feel good in your hands - and they look good


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:55

Verdun - thinking of you and your mum ((hugs))


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:39

KEF - you have a PM


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:36

Fg - thanks for the kind offer - you can come round and supervise if you like - Lovely builder is doing the decorating as it will be the whole house except the bedrooms and the downstairs loo i.e. the hall, stairs, landing, bathroom, kitchen and large sitting/dining room, and the hall ceiling has to be replastered first!  That'll be messy

Well done Panda

Cards half written, supper half cooked .............. back later.................

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:30

Bless you Matty ((lots of hugs)) - it's a strange thing to say but that sounds really positive - many many good wishes for the best possible outcome for you.

Take time between now and Monday to sit and reflect on what it is you want for yourself.  Positive thoughts winging their way to you.

its here

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 13:33

They have


Has anyone seen Jack's Classic stuff in the UK?

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 10:58


Your favourite tomato varieties

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 10:34

I only grow outdoor tomatoes - this year Sungold cropped wonderfully, were trouble-free and the flavour was that wonderful acid/sweet combination that meant we were eating them from the vine like sweeties whenever we were in the garden!

Another favourite is the Heirloom oxheart variety Anna Russian - it sprawls and flops across the garden (I've found supporting it by tying it into a tripod of canes helps) and produces the most delicious large heartshaped juicy meaty fruits and is delicious eaten fresh or cooked - fabulous slow-roasted in the oven with garlic and olive oil.  Definitely growing it again next year.

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