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Tomatoes on allotment?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 12:22
Dovefromabove wrote (see)
Lullabelle wrote (see)

My tomatoes are in a container in the back garden, plenty of sun. The bottom leaves are turning yellow not sure why. Also I want them to stop growing and focus on growing the tiny toms already on the plant. Do I nip out the tops to stop them growing any taller?

It would be a shame to nip the tops out this early in the season - they'll carry on producing tomatoes for months yet.  

The bottom leaves often go yellow - take them off - it will increase the airflow through the plant and help guard against disease.  

Now that you've got some tomatoes on your plant, if you haven't fed with tomato food you  should give them a dose of that and then I'd give them another feed in two or three weeks time and again two or three weeks after that.  

They should carry on fruiting through at least until the end of September, probably longer if we get a good autumn, so don't go nipping the tops out yet! 

Thank you for this, I suppose I just assumed nipping the tops was the right thing to do, I will leave them well alone. I have given them a feed so fingers crossed for a decent crop  

Tomatoes on allotment?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 19:00

My tomatoes are in a container in the back garden, plenty of sun. The bottom leaves are turning yellow not sure why. Also I want them to stop growing and focus on growing the tiny toms already on the plant. Do I nip out the tops to stop them growing any taller?

Talkback: Wild garlic

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 22:20
jatnikapyar wrote (see)

There is a lot you can do with WG Lullabelle, try Googling WG. You'll be surprised.

I will definitely google recipes  

Talkback: Wild garlic

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 20:24

jatnikapyar wrote (see)

Lulla, I'm pleased to hear that your plants have come up. Slugs do not generally like them, but do attack alliums. Try a copper ring if the WG is in a pot, if not a few pellets will help,although I try not to use them.WG does have a milder flavour and does not have the strong odour the next day either

I planted them straight into the ground, some in shade and some in part shade just to see which works best. I may have to try pellets. We first tried wild garlic soup a couple of years ago whilst in Switzerland, very strong and delicious so we decided to try to grow it ourselves. 

Talkback: Wild garlic

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 13:02
I planted some bulbs last year and they have come up this year, really pleased as it is my first attempt. Not a very strong flavour but I assume it is because they are still quite young. Something is eating them though, slugs no doubt.

BUGS

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 08:31

Thank you for this, your response is much appreciated. Now I can make a serious start on sorting out the little blighters  x

BUGS

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 19:30

My 3 beautiful orchids have bugs on their leaves, they are white and look like fluff. I wipe them off and have used normal bug spray but am worried that they may be hiding inside the pots. I cannot re-pot as all 3 are in stunning bloom. Can anyone please advise, what are they, are they serious how can I get rid of them. Any help would be much appreciated as I have never had this success with orchids before and I don't want to loose them.

Potatoes

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 17:23

For the past couple of years we have planted salad potatos in bags, they have never flowered but the potatos have been an utter delight. We wait until the green tops start to bow over then we dig up.

GROWING APPLES

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 16:49

Thanks for this, I have a feeling I am biting off more that I can chew!  However I will give it a go and try Pink Lady & Empire.. who knows what will happen?

GROWING APPLES

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 16:38

I was advised to grow 2 different varieties to cross pollinate.  I just like to grow things from seed. Just thought I would give it a try.

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