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New to tomato and cucamelon

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 15:40

No need to be embarrassed Kathmay, we've all learnt from our own trial and error.

New to tomato and cucamelon

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 15:01

Sadly I think that they are too far behind to make fruit. The chillies can be overwintered if you have a warm and light spot for them such as a south facing kitchen window sill. 

The seedlings you've shown are quite badly 'drawn', basically they need more light. Where are you growing them? 

Cayenne pepper growing very slow!

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 14:52

My experience from growing various types of chilli is that if they get checked at all they stall. You could try giving them a feed of Tomato food or Chilli Focus and see if that improves matters.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 14:40

A proper amount of rain yesterday and last night. It was still drizzling on the dog walk this morning. Sunny spells and warm this afternoon.

pet companions

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 13:16

Floss enjoying the cooler weather this morning.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 16:42

Good luck with your shows everyone. We have a working party on Sunday. There are a few empty plots that need 'taming' along with some hedge trimming.

Plenty to pick on the plot, nice to have a choice of fresh veggies.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 10:47

Drizzly! First rain in a while for West Kent. Forecast for more rain overnight.

New to tomato and cucamelon

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 16:31

Hi Kathmay, are you in the UK? If so I doubt they will have time to mature. For future reference, once the tomatoes have true leaves you should transplant them on in stages i.e 2" pot then once it's roots show through the bottom maybe a 5" pot and finally plant out. Sowing time depends whether you're growing inside a greenhouse or outside and of course which end of the country you live. I live in the South East, I sow my greenhouse toms in mid March and outdoor varieties at the end of March. I've never grown cucamelons so can't help there.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 19:56

 Lovely pics Fairygirl. Here's a couple from our week in Glencoe. The first is the light breaking on Bidean, we were staying at a remote cottage about 1.5 miles up a farm track, this was our view on the early morning dog walk. The second is on a stretch of the West Highland Way.

Vegetable cages

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 09:26

You could buy a cheap polytunnel or if you're lucky find a frame on eBay, around £40. Then a 50m by 2m roll of debris netting for £40. This will protect all your vulnerable veg. 

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