In This Week’s Newsletter …

Red AlertHoliday Watering Tips
The options for keeping your plants alive!
Feeding Tomatoes – Part Two

The second of many parts!
Help with Pollinating Flowers
Shake, tap, flick ‘n’ mist.

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Holiday Watering Tips 
Being away from home and your precious plants can be a worrying time!

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Feeding Tomatoes – Part Two
The right food at the right time.

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Tomato FlowerPollinating Tomato Flowers
Ways to encourage the flowers to set

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Have your say!
Do let me know if you have any ideas or would like to make a contribution in some way. Free seeds if you tell of your tomato growing experiences or have an interesting story to share – please email me here. Comments can also take place at Facebook or in the comments section below.

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6 Responses

  1. Diane Bostock
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    I ‘ve just seen some white fly on a tomato plant, Not much but, I paniced and gave it a squirt with multipurpose bug spray, Did I do right? should I discard the plant before it infects the others?
    I have quite a few plants in the greenhouse, there doesn’t seem to be any damage to the plant at the moment, the plant is only about 12 ins, high so still a baby really and is jut begining to get flowers. HELP

  2. alan pyper
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    i heard on radio to steep neetles down in a bucket of water and top it up . leave for 2wks and put liquid into containers then dilute 10 to 1 and use on tomato plants when fruit are formed. do u no if this is good for them and what do they get from it?

    • Nick
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      Hi Alan,
      Check out this link as it should provide an answer to your question. http://www.gardenstew.com/about19288.html
      Nettle stew can be used as an organic plant booster and tonic, but does not contain enough of the nutrients needed for the fruiting stage of growing tomatoes. I think of it as a bit like liquid seaweed extract – but if you’ve made it yourself… a lot cheaper!
      Regards,
      Nick

  3. bill hadden
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    I am growing several types this year, Shirley, Red Alert, Gardeners Delight..
    I had some Hildares seed from last year, and thought I would try it. Seems
    to be OK, but something occured I have never seen before, all the hildares
    plants grew, but one had no growing point, only leaves. Is this a common
    failing with hildares ??

    • Nick
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      Hi Bill,
      Hildares is a hybrid F1 and won’t reproduce true to its kind as an F2 -saved seed from F1 toms.
      This may be the reason but I have experienced the same problem from open pollinated types too.
      I put it down to a genetic abnormality which happens quite often!
      Best wishes,
      Nick

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