Gardener Eve


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Greenhouse tomatos not forming??

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 14:38

Ahh thanks that's interesting.


Does it still apply if you don't use any pest controls?


ive kept the garden organic since we've had it (about 4yrs) and have marigolds in the greenhouse as I read it's a natural deterrent to pests.... so hopefully pollinators wouldn't be discouraged from going inside the greenhouse...?


In fact I had hoped the flowers might encourage pollinators into the greenhouse...


thanks : )

Greenhouse tomatos not forming??

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 18:25

That's great thanks everyone!


i get quite excited about growing something new & I was feeling a bit disheartened but will now wait more patiently

Greenhouse tomatos not forming??

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 13:47

Hello,


I have grown cherry tomatoes in my mainly south facing garden outside and they've done from very well to okay.


This year as I bought a small greenhouse I decided to try a variety that would need greenhouse protection and I chose Costoluto Fiorentino from Sarah Raven.


The plants are growing very well and seem very happy in greenhouse and I've had some flowers but so far no tomatos starting.


The cherry varieties which are outside have already got little tomatoes formed.


I have had the door and window of the greenhouse open consistently for the last month or longer.


I'm not sure if I'm just being impatient and if larger varietys take longer to form  tomatos or whether the bees can't get into the greenhouse to pollinate them although the door and window had been open?


Has has anyone come across this before?


Thanks very much 


😃

Can you put well rotted manure mixed in with compost for tomatos?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 14:34

Lovely thanks everyone! Will pot up now! 

Can you put well rotted manure mixed in with compost for tomatos?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 13:24

hi! 


Can you mix mix in well rotted farm yard manure in with multi purpose compost for planting tomatoes into?


im trying to avoid pre-fed compost as it leaves those strange little balls in the compost.


ive found an organic peat free multi purpose with worm casts from homebase from a company called new horizon. 


I was just worried it might not have enough food in it for the tomato plants....


Thanks!!

How are tomatos in terracota pots??

Posted: 03/06/2017 at 22:47

Thanks everyone!


I'll give the pots a go 

How are tomatos in terracota pots??

Posted: 03/06/2017 at 15:37

hello,


I always put my tomatoes in grow bags but this year I want to put them in terracotta pots as I much prefer to stay away from plastic and I think they look better too. 


Has anyone used them before For tomatoes?


Is it perfectly okay to do this? Also does anybody know if a terracotta pot called "long Tom pots" were actually originally meant for tomatoes?… Thanks very much :-) 

What's eating my clematis flowers??

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 13:36

Found my culprit!! Another rehoming!! And I wondered how the clematis could support the weight of a snail as it's very floppy but it's a dinky one!

Is this a lily beetle caterpillar- should I remove it?

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 13:23

Hi! Great I shall rehome  it immediately.


thanks for all your help!

What's eating my clematis flowers??

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 13:19

Oh no! Must be earwigs I guess as no slime trails- nothing is safe!!

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