Posted: 23/08/2013 at 11:17
I've had similar problems with tough skins and no taste on a tumbler I bought at the Garden Centre in a plastic pot! I have been guilty of neglecting to water very day and it dries out very quickly. Masses of fruit but tasteless. However I've moved it into the g/house and the new ripening fruits are much better! They are getting watered with the cucs and peppers and toms and obviously not suffering the cool winds!
my g/house toms have been a worry.....lots of fruit but its only this week I've harvested the first Ailsa Craig. They do now seem to be turning but one by one! Pinched out now but should I continue to feed?
i did experiment by allowing 2 additional side shoots to develop low down as well as the main stem (read it somewhere I can't recall) - could this be why I'm not harvesting until now?