Jimbolena


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Splitting Tomatoes

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 16:14

Thanks Welshonion for sharing your experience and thanks to Iamweedy because I am throwing the split ones away, they could be used for Chutney.


I've turned the sprinkler off. I watered them this morning so will wait a couple of days but as they're in the GH I won't leave them a week.


I'm grateful for the experience you've all shared.

Splitting Tomatoes

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 12:14

ok, less water...FAB

Splitting Tomatoes

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:31

Okay that's great.


I will switch the watering system off and water by hand, I think the sprinklers are only on for a minute twice a day but I suppose that must be too much. It's not exactly been a hot summer up north.

Splitting Tomatoes

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:24

Can anyone help me please, a good 70% of the tomatoes I've had so far have split, I've no aphids or any other pests attacking them, which makes a change, a welcome one.


I think I'm over feeding but don't really know, I have stopped feeding them and only watering now with rain water, I also have a mains water fed sprinkler system that I set up before my holiday, it's on a timer and comes on twice a day for a short period of time, this was a life saver for them, by the way.


Because the sprinklers aren't a localized watering system, the GH gets humid so to stop the aphids, I have the door open all the time unless it's really cold, I also have auto vents, which was a holiday measure.


The varieties are, I think, I'm bad at labeling are gardeners delight and money maker, although they don't look it, very small.


Blind daffodils

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 06:15

thanks, will say to her

Blind daffodils

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 23:02
Jimbolena says:

Shall I just dig these up or is there hope for them, a little bit stumped, please help.


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 Posting on behalf of a friend.

Blind daffodils

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 23:01

Shall I just dig these up or is there hope for them, a little bit stumped, please help.

Wilted Tomatoes

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 20:03
cornelly says:

Our glasshouse has side windows which are kept open for most of the time now, and Coolglass is painted on the outside to reduce the effects of the sun, as Onopordum has said if the top has perished look for the strongest side shoot to continue.


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 Thanks

Wilted Tomatoes

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 03:16
Onopordum says:

I'd say they'll probably recover. The lower leaves seem OK and the main stems haven't collapsed. The tops do look permanently damaged, but you should get sideshoots from lower down which will take over. I'd just treat them normally (don't overwater) and not remove any sideshoots until you can choose healthy new ones to take over as leaders (assuming these are cordon varieties). I can see one or two shoots starting in photos 1 & 2.


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 Thanks

Wilted Tomatoes

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:51

I forgot to say, the greenhouse was reading nearly 50 c!

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