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What shall i do with this tomato plant?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 15:53

will eat my hat if it fruits    ....

I started yesterday pulling up tomato plants....they have produced all summer but it is now almost mid September!   I have a week or two left at most now on the remaining plants 

Rhiannon, to be constructive, next year get plants as EARLY as possible.  The sooner you get them growing the sooner...and will get tomatoes.  

Most of us here have learned the hard way how to grow tomatoes so perhaps the moral is "don't buy tomato plants after mid summer no matter how cheap they are" 

What shall i do with this tomato plant?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 14:48

No, rhiannon, you will not get tomatoes.  Far too late in the season for any to form


Posted: 05/09/2016 at 14:05

Pokhim, I would guess you over watered them...?   Well, clearly you had 

how big were they when you planted them?   It is not a good idea to plant out plants if they are too small.  Always better to grow on In pots

they are dead I am afraid.  They should look healthy and green right now and growing strongly 

Acer in distress

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 20:51

JDB, have you been using a weedkiller in the area?  No, not wind damage. Looks like weedkiller has drifted across 

Planting bulbs in acid soil (companion for rhodo)?

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 20:40

Of course, many....or most...lilies actually prefer acid soil. 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 20:37

Fairy, Star of Fire is excellent......growing it here 

Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 18:08

Think we should ask Nora to remove smilies then 

Problem with Phlox

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 17:17

No ERICS need to disinfect secateurs although it is sensible to do so now and then. the mildew will not survive the winter but a fungicide is a good idea.  for future water during hot dry spells

Tomato blight?

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 17:13

Yes blight Rainbowfish

I would pull those plants up asap and burn or take to the dump.....fruit too.  

Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 17:09

When I first started on the forum I was reprimanded for not using smilies..??   So I used smilies.  Maybe I won't  then in future.

Smilies are no substitute for life a smile or a grimace or a hand gesture accompanies what we say.   I think that's what smilies are for here

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