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best flavoured tomatoes

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 14:27

I love my Pink Brandywine tomatoes ... of all the many varieties I've grown they have the very best flavour... but Boy ! do they make you work for it !

Sometimes they need hand pollination ( and let's face it life is too short...). They are very susceptible to disease and not that prolific. Does anyone know of a tomato with the flavour but less temperamental ???

rambling rose

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 20:10

Give it time ! In a few years you'll be marvelling at the flowers and hacking your way through the jungle ! Keep it fed and watered through it's first growing season. Is it in a fairly sunny spot? I have a huge one that scrambles through apple trees and it thrives with very little input from me so be patient and it should reward.


Posted: 21/07/2012 at 19:08

The other gardeners grass is always greener..... or wisteria better !

Don't despair...unless you are very exposed to frost/ bad weather hopefully we'll all do better next year !

discoloured cauliflower leaves

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 10:14

Thanks for those suggestions.... I'll do as you say... leave them a week and if getting worse pull one up and investigate for root fly. I had given up with brassicas 'cos of all the p and d's that come with them but was given these plantsfrom a friend.

Hooray for the Sun !!


Posted: 20/07/2012 at 20:53

We had a  very late frost when the flowers were almost at their best , but not quite, and they all turned brown and withered. It is always touch and go as to whether they really show their best...could this be what happened to yours ?

discoloured cauliflower leaves

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 20:22

Having removed my broad beans I forked in pelleted chicken manure and  planted out my cauliflowers from their 1 litre pots .... firmed them in , netted them  and now the outer leaves are all going orange... what's this about ?

yellow spots on tomato leaves

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 18:28

We gardeners are never really happy are we ?!  At the moment yours is a problem we could do with right now wildflower meadow is sitting in a flood , my huge rambler roses are rotting in the bud , the moorhens and slugs are happy so we head off to an open air concert tomorrow with wellies rather than flip -flops !


yellow spots on tomato leaves

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 17:58

Many thanks ( I think ! ) for that.I will do all you recommend and hope for the best .The plants are in the soil in the greenhouse so not movable... thanks again for your help and here's to  great crops of fantastic toms for us all...Jo

yellow spots on tomato leaves

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 14:02

 this is it!

yellow spots on tomato leaves

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 13:51

More like the top one . I'll see if I can get you a pic.I've removed the worst of the leaves to try and slow down the spread, increased the airflow ,decreased the watering and feedingand will keep an eye on it all ... thanks so much for all your help.

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