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Tomatoe plants with no flowers !

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 14:19

Lokelani, I would say that you have done every thing right except to have them in an unheated greenhouse so early. The night time temps are too low so early in the year. I put mine in one mid to late April depending how the temperture is. May be yours dont like going on holidays.

Tomatoe plants with no flowers !

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 17:33

When did you all sow your seeds? I sowed mine in February and put them in a heated propagator until germinated. Then brought them on on a window sill until the temp in my unheated greenhouse was constantly above seven degrees and then put them in there. I have now got plants with plenty of fruit on and have been pulling ripe ones for a week. I live in East Yorkshire and the weather has been as bad here as everywhere else.

Courgette Help

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 13:56

I would think the main concern with growing them in the greenhouse would be watering especially in pots. I grow mine outside in pots and they take a lot of water in sunny weather. ( Not this year of course ) Up to now I have had 3 courgettes off four plants but every thing is slow.

Courgette Help

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 20:53

Let it grow to 4 - 5" as previously said. You will then get a good follow on crop if you keep doing that.

Tomatoes not setting fruit

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 21:17

Try spraying the flowers with water either in the morning or evening. This helps the fruit to set.


Posted: 27/06/2012 at 19:16

One way to feed leeks is to put some chiken pellet manure in the bottom of the hole when planting. As they are hungry plants this gives them all they need.

Possible to sow more peas and beans

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 14:49

Thanks very much Zoomer

Onion help.

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 15:08

Poor weather, not enough sun ?

Possible to sow more peas and beans

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 14:58

Zoomer44, What type and when sown please. I would like some this early next year.


Posted: 11/06/2012 at 10:43

I always water mine from the top and never have problems doing it. Mine are in pots in an unheated green house. I never put them there until temperatures are favourable i.e. above 7deg. constantly at night. The greenhouse is kept well ventilated. Are your plants in good compost and well ventilated ?  As Italophile says it could be other things than temperature. In one of my books it points to Basal Stem Rot. This is caused by over watering and too much water at the base of the stem. Symptons shown are the leaves wilting and the plant collapsing. Hope this is of some help.

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