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Advice on repotting my tomato plants please.

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 08:01

I'd plant into normal compost and fertilise separately. Bearing in mind that (a) toms don't like overly rich soil; and (b) don't need a lot of fertiliser. It's a common tendency to pamper tomatoes with lots of water and fertiliser. In fact, they will perform better - produce more fruit - if made to struggle a bit. "Tough love" is the go. Fertilise when the first fruit appears, then - if the roots are confined, as in pots, etc - no more than once a month afterwards. Mine, in the ground, are fed a couple of weeks after planting out, again when the first fruit sets, then only once more later in the season.

URGENT HELP REQUIRED!!

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 17:35

Sounds like too much water to me. It would need to be pretty warm for toms in the ground to need water every two days. Heck, it's in the high 30s here, the toms are in full sun, and I don't water mine more than once a week. But very very deeply when I do water.

Some Squash is Turning Soft

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 08:15

Agree. Unfertilised - or not completely fertilised - fruit will wither and die.

Beetroot cyclindra

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 14:16

Prego!

what is the red chilli for please?

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 14:11

Or cold shoulders, if they're of the sweet - rather than hot - variety.

Beetroot cyclindra

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 09:08

Could be. If it is, that makes removing them even more difficult without disturbing the surrounding plants.

Might be an idea to feel down into the soil around the roots of the interloper. It will reveal what's underneath.

Tomatoes not setting fruit

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 08:54

Well, they love the heat until it comes to setting fruit. That's the only real issue with heat. Humidity, too, for that matter.

Beetroot cyclindra

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 08:52

I'd work very carefully if it is rocket. Mature rocket can form a sort of tap root and yanking it unceremoniously might disturb any young beetroots.

Been here - in central Tuscany - for seven years, nadiamaz. Fled Australia to come here. Never regretted it!

Beetroot cyclindra

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 08:48

Niente!

Beetroot cyclindra

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 07:56

I'd work very carefully if it is rocket. Mature rocket can form a sort of tap root and yanking it unceremoniously might disturb any young beetroots.

Been here - in central Tuscany - for seven years, nadiamaz. Fled Australia to come here. Never regretted it!

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