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Tomatoes

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 14:15

Just caught up with this thread - didn't realise how lengthy the discussion had been!

2015 progress to date .... sowed Tumbling Tom (Red and Yellow), Ailsa Craig and Rainbow in early April in 3" pots in windowsill propagators.  All germinated, then put pots into home made light boxes made from shoe boxes with high backboards and covered in tinfoil.  All very happy on the windowsills.  Then (trying to avoid them getting leggy) I potted on to 5" pots in lightboxes and still indoors as we've had cold nights.  Now all in greenhouse, looking much happier than any of last year's lot - ready for final potting on soon.  Oh, the promise!!  Time will tell ...

Crab Apple

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 09:28

Thanks Pansyface ... that's what my common sense was telling me - but it's always nice to have it backed up!

Crab Apple

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 14:59

I have a 3 year old crab apple 'John Downie' and have just noticed that the leader has died back by about 6".  I'm going to need to prune that bit out anyway but as there are several pairs of leaves lower down I'm wondering if I could take it further, to create a goblet shape - and how far down is it safe to go, given that the leaves are opening now.  Any help much appreciated!

Guitar Strings as Plant Ties

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 15:51

Dove - that's EXACTLY what happened ... and common sense went straight out the window!

Guitar Strings as Plant Ties

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 15:00

Can't believe I didn't think of that - WHAT a red face!!

Guitar Strings as Plant Ties

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 14:30

Has anyone out there ever used old guitar strings as plant ties?  I know they will turn black when they get wet but could you tell me if their phosphor bronze coating would  have a detrimental effect on the plants? 

Tomatoes

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 12:25

Tomsk - you're growing them outside? Lucky you!! Mine are in a greenhouse, so I don't know what excuse they've got for their tardy progress!

 

Tomatoes

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 11:06

How's everyone's Toms doing?  I have to say I'm disappointed with my crop this year  - despite it being a warm spring and summer with a lot of sunshine (specially in July) mine have been slow to start fruiting - not over bountiful either -  and haven't looked anywhere near as robust as 2013's crop. 

Lower leaves on tomatoes going yellow

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 17:21

I got them from www.realseeds.co.uk ... and their website/online catalogue is superb!

Happy browsing, Fleurisa!

Lower leaves on tomatoes going yellow

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 23:20

Thank you all for your reassurances!!  I've taken off the lower yellow leaves and noticed that there are yellow leaves further up the stem of one of them.  I've not taken these off - it seems a bit drastic! I learned something else today ... over watering can cause leaves to curl (upwards - not downwards) and that seems to be the case on all of the plants, so I've a feeling that whilst the yellowing is confined to 2 of them I might have been 'over generous' with water during our recent spell of hot weather. Today I've given them all some screening of horticultural fleece curtains (very fetching) and will cut back a bit on watering to see how we go ... Thanks again!

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Discussions started by Sue Higham

Crab Apple

How far to prune back? 
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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 09:28

Guitar Strings as Plant Ties

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Last Post: 11/02/2015 at 22:29

Tomatoes

Has 2014 been a good year?? 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 14:15

Lower leaves on tomatoes going yellow

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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 17:21

Clematis Montana

Why has it died? 
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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:02

Glass Cullet

Heat sink for greenhouse 
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Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 23:25

sanity

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Last Post: 27/08/2013 at 21:19

purple-sprouting-broccoli-

.... or are they Triffids? 
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Last Post: 08/08/2013 at 13:09

Help! Health of Red Pepper Plant in Greenhouse

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Last Post: 16/06/2013 at 11:40

A Cautionary Tale .....

Ever wished you'd not bought a plant? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 16:48

Privet

Bare Root Hedging 
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Last Post: 06/08/2012 at 09:48

Thankyou

Always look on the bright side .... 
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Last Post: 20/07/2012 at 09:25

Birch Tree losing leaves in July

Age, Disease ... or Drowning? 
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Last Post: 14/08/2014 at 15:48
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