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Tomatoes not ripening

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 08:30


first,,remove the bubblewrap...asap

next, remove more leaves.  If you have your full complement of fruit just needing ripening leaves are largely superfluous 

three,,give us feedback.

i am convinced removing lewves helps fruit ripen more quickly

without feedback now and then the forum is simply about opinions 

Tomatoes not ripening

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 23:04

Hiya Chaz

do you remove any leaves from your plants?  

We have had widely varying opinions about this but my opinion is leaves need to be removed progressively as summer proceeds.  A limit to the number of trusses allowed to set snd the tops nippped out.  Side shoots need to be removed asap.  

I have been eating tomatoes for a few weeks now.....some will say it is because I live in a warmer part of the UK...West Cornwall.  I have tomatoes ripening every day and they now have very few leaves on the plants.  I will not have any unripe tomatoes.

I never shade the glass,,always allow good ventilation and start removing lower leaves from early in the season.

so.....remove leaves that ahade the fruit 

Mass slugs

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 19:49

For sure someone's handiwork nigel .....what else? 

What are you most proud of/pleased with?

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 19:18

Well done ERICS MUM.  clearly you deserve that hosta and dahlia unchewed . Got through a difficult time 

 for me the best blue hosta is Halcyon but check out First Frost.  It is a and cream and real neat.  Almost a favourite...almost.  Liberty is exceptional I think 

Mass slugs

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 19:05

Maybe the old lady's gardeners Nigel? 

Sumac Tree Removal

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 18:47

glyphosate will be as effective as anything else....suckers are mainly soft and green.  However this is a real problem Dave.  Normally regular cutting off, mowing for example, would weaken most growths but sumacb reaponds witb even greater vigour.  

Sbk should work now on the main trees though.  

I would spray every shoot seen and be persistent.....starting asap. 

Instant coverage

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 18:42

A word of caution.....any replacement,,esp of the same type,,is likely to struggle to grow.  

Check other parts of the hedge are not dying.  

Mass slugs

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 18:38

Someone has been naughty Nigel 

he or she has been on a  slug misson and tossed the lot into your garden. if it happened here I would quickly find out who did it and...........  prob collected in a salt solution hence why some were dying

you must have an idea Nigel.  

Last edited: 22 August 2016 18:39:53

To erradicate - flatworms so far, so good.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 17:18

The moral of this Pansyface is never to get you annoyed 

To erradicate - flatworms so far, so good.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 16:57

Just read your profile Dinah.  You sure are keen; that's great  and good ideas too 

hope you enjoy your gardening 

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