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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:31

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/tomato-problems/397177.html 

 

I think we all find a method that works for us 

What's happened to my tomato?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:26

I never water my tomatoes until the leaves begin to flag - I then fill the pots to the top with water (I allow a 6-8" gap between compost surface and pot rim).  I do this consistently - last summer I was only watering my tomatoes once or twice a week at the most -  out of 27 plants and a huge crop of tomatoes I had only one fruit with BER.

Tomatoes do not need constantly moist soil, it impedes the take up of calcium which causes BER.  I only fertilise my outdoor tomatoes twice - once when the first fruits have set, and again when the second truss has set.  This helps prevent imbalances in the compost which can also contribute to BER.

Italophile is the expert and can explain the theory better than I can, but this article is helpful - you'll see it advises reducing watering to prevent BER  http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/factsheet/pub__8956068.htm 

 

However, I agree with Italophile - the OP's tomato does not have BER

Brassicas raised bed depth

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:18

Hi Dario   Afraid your pictures haven't uploaded - you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions - afraid it doesn't work for phones.

If you can't make it work give us a shout 

salvia

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:05

I wouldn't feed it if it's poorly - give it the chance to recover first.  Not too much water either - salvias don't like soggy bottoms.  

mattiola incana

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:52

  You'd buy a lot more books and magazines!

Don't forget that lupins are slug magnets! 

mattiola incana

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:43

Mattiola - pot them on - they'll need to be in the greenhouse over winter.  When you've potted them on and they're looking happy I'd pinch out the growing tip to encourage them to bush out.

Foxgloves - prick out and pot on - then when they're well-grown either plant them out in the autumn or next spring - I'd probably wait until spring to avoid the worst of the slug predation.  They die down in the winter so don't panic.  Don't pinch out the growing tips of foxgloves. 

Lupins - I've not  grown them from seed for years - can't remember whether you pinch them out or not 

geraniums and anenomes

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:33

I usually split and divide them in the autumn, but I'm going to take some cuttings this summer - I found this which looks encouraging

http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/propagating-hardy-geraniums-easy-peasy.44593/ 

cat doings

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:29

If they're your cats, provide them with a sheltered and dry litter tray outside.  If they're not yours use a water pistol or a Water Scarecrow.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:27

I've always followed Italophile's advice re tomatoes and have not regretted it 

 

Freaky Fennel

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:17
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