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sam marzano toms -bush or tall ?

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 22:34

Thx kef. ye i've removed those shoots  but there are new shoots growing at the base of the plant at soil level, quite thick ones,is this the norm ?should i snip em off below first true leaf ? do the plants look healthy u think ? got some tomotorite(?) when do i feed my babies ? what's the score with watering? once a week?when the soil feels dry?a little every day?tube inserted into soil to allow water to the roots? u just know !     cheers

 lovin allotment life

sam marzano toms -bush or tall ?

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 20:35


Hi all , got my first allotment in january and my first greenhouse 2 months ago.I grew

san marzano from seed  now in the greenhouse. just wondered if they are bushy or tall ( not sure of the technical jargon) posted a few photos ,do i need to trim off the shoots that are growing at the bottom of the stem and what about feeding them ? just starting to get flowers in the past few days .thx. got carried away with the photos



potato flies

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 21:39

Hi all , my first earlies are about 10 inch high now and there are always lots(hundreds) of little flies around the leaves they don't seem to do any damage to the leaves but they are always there i have courgettes next to them but no flies on them should i be spraying them with anything?also how often do i water my spuds ? thx

Celeriac info

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:59

no prob ! although i don't have a drinks license so it's BYO

Celeriac info

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:21

Thanks all , i've put the seeds in pots covered with plastic bottles in a cold frame and crossed my fingers eh oh ! i bake them with cream,garlic and a few chilli flakes,salt n pepper like a potato dauphinoise from lord hugh fearnley double barrel , should i be on a food & drink forum ?

Celeriac info

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 16:10

Thx Italophile. Thought you were being sarcastic "too hot here in summer" then saw your location , lucky you

Celeriac info

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 09:09

Thx Welshonion , done a bit more research and it seems like i'll be getting ripped off at the supermarkets for a long time.Planted the seeds anyway, may get lucky

Celeriac info

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 11:06

Cooked first Celeriac last crimbo with garlic,chillie and cream mmm , now hooked on this ugly veg . Since then Celeriac price risen by about 50p ! So anyway just got an allotment this year and i fancy growing some from seed ,is it too late? any tips please,love this forum.cheers.

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do i need to nip sideshoots on baby toms ?

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Toms too early ?

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what are these on my spud plant ?

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san marzano toms

when to stop growing 
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sam marzano toms -bush or tall ?

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potato flies

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Celeriac info

Allotment newbie 
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