In This Week’s Newsletter …

Broken Tomato BranchThe Season So Far
From my garden that is!
Leggy Tomato Plants

Giving them a new start

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Tomato Leaf SpotThe Season So Far
If you live in the UK, you are probably wondering if your plants will make it to the end of the season!

read more…

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Leggy Tomato PlantsLeggy Tomato Plants
There’s still a future for those plants that have seen better days – and shorter stems!

read more…

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As always, if you would like to leave a comment it would be good to hear from you!

8 Responses

  1. joseph james
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    I grow my tomato plants in 10″ pots and stand them in dishes 3″ deep which I fill with water which is topped up every 2 or 3 days but I have a problem with algae which soon badly discolours the water.Is there anything I can add to the water which will cure this and not harm the plants.

    • Nick
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      Hi Joseph,
      It is light that causes the algae – you could cover them with black plastic.
      However, I would let the dishes go dry from time to time to let some air back into the soil as keeping them full may keep the soil a bit too wet.
      Regards,
      Nick

  2. Bob Iles
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    Hi Nick, this season again I have grown most of my favourite varieties and so far all are really healthy and looking great. I have really good flowering and fruit set, however I always grow two plants of Hillbilly, not a particularly useful fruit but for the last two years has given me the heaviest tomato at our local show. However this year for some reason both plants look perfect, both about three feet plus, one has three trusses with fruit setting on the first truss, the second plant looks spot on, strong, really good healthy foliage, first truss was just one green bud that didn’t have a flower in the centre, second truss is three buds with no centres, and has now grown on with no sign of a third truss at all. The plant seems to be ‘blind’. Any ideas. Regards Bob.

    • Nick
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      Hi Bob,
      Every now and then I get a plant like this … I think it’s a genetic problem which happens on the odd occasion.
      Regards,
      Nick

  3. alan pyper
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    WHAT GOOD IS IN NETTLE TEA FOR TOMATO PLANTS AND WHAT DOES IT CONTAIN?

    • Nick
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      Hi Alan,
      Nettle tea contains calcium, potassium, phosphorous, sulphur and iron. It’s a good source of nutrients for those who like to grow organic tomatoes.
      Regards,
      Nick

  4. mike
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    nick
    cannot ask you any questions because you answer every thing before i have a chance

    THANKS

    • Nick
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      Hi Mike,
      That’s one criticism I’m pleased to hear!
      Regards,
      Nick

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