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Tomatoes on allotment?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 07:04
Lullabelle wrote (see)

My tomatoes are in a container in the back garden, plenty of sun. The bottom leaves are turning yellow not sure why. Also I want them to stop growing and focus on growing the tiny toms already on the plant. Do I nip out the tops to stop them growing any taller?

It would be a shame to nip the tops out this early in the season - they'll carry on producing tomatoes for months yet.  

The bottom leaves often go yellow - take them off - it will increase the airflow through the plant and help guard against disease.  

Now that you've got some tomatoes on your plant, if you haven't fed with tomato food you  should give them a dose of that and then I'd give them another feed in two or three weeks time and again two or three weeks after that.  

They should carry on fruiting through at least until the end of September, probably longer if we get a good autumn, so don't go nipping the tops out yet! 

hedgehog

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 06:56

That's why I use the bought hedgehog biscuits and the mix of chopped nuts, seeds and fruit with a few dried mealworms, as I described above.  

Cats aren't interested in it and the birds come and clear up any spillages - hedgehogs are messy feeders.

Lovely surprise

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 06:50

Granny smith

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 06:47

I've not grown Granny Smith, but there's lots of info here  http://www.orangepippintrees.co.uk/apple-trees/granny-smith 

slug clear liquid metaldehyde

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 06:41

Well, the Broadside worked - two sozzled slugs and no more chomping of the Pak Choi 

I shall get some more - for OH 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 06:38

Good morning all  - looking forward to some lovely fresh bread/croissants from Wintersong for breakfast 

Daisy, now remember, only buy sensible stuff that you'll use ................ 

Overcast here this morning, and a cooling breeze coming off the North Sea and heading for our garden ....... the thermometer says 15C but it feels cooler - hopefully the breeze will drop and it'll be nice enough to sit out on the terrace a bit later 

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:28

Indoor rose has no blooms

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:27

Improved light levels should help things along.

Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:23
fidgetbones wrote (see)

In a floaty skirt and with a flake to eat, Dove?

Nah - usually a tee shirt, mucky jeans and bare feet Fidget 

Tomatoes

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:22

Tomato leaves usually curl because of temperature fluctuations.

 However, if tomato leaves roll inwards from the sides to the centre, this is usually due to over-watering.

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