In This Week’s Newsletter …

grafted tomatoes on vineFungal Disease
Tips on how to avoid it
Feeding Tomatoes Part Seven

Back to basics

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systhaneFungal Disease
It’s a matter of when not if – prevention rather than cure.

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Tomato FoodFeeding Tomatoes Part Seven
Back to basics at last – but it’s not just about food, it’s also about timing and mobility.

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4 Responses

  1. Shirley Walke
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    Hi Nick,

    I have a couple of pots in the garden with cherry tomatoes growing in them. I can see the beginnings of tiny tomatoes and there are still lots of flowers, but with all the heavy rain we have been having, I was wondering whether they would benefit if I brought them into my conservatory?

    Regards

    Shirley

    • Nick
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      Hi Shirley,
      I think they would benefit from being in the conservatory – the heavy rain keeps the soil too wet and removes the air from the roots too.
      Regards,
      Nick

  2. chris
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    Ive been growing tomatoes for about five years now, mainly in pots on my balcony, which have been quite successful. Ive never had any problems with any kind of disease, but do have problems with greenfly. I find it hard to get rid of them permanently, once theyve apeared. Have you got any ideas on this. This year Im growing black krim and yellow tumbling for the first time and yellow butterfly and conchita which Ive grown before and have many green tomatoes at the moment, but theyre taking their time to ripen with the lack of sunshine. Im wondering if I should pick them and let them ripen on their own.

    • Nick
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      Hi Chris,
      At this time of the season I would leave them for a bit longer. You can buy nutrient solutions that force plants to ripen their tomatoes – one of these is GHE Ripen.
      I haven’t tried it myself, but if the weather remains poor for the rest of the season, I may have to!
      A good way to prevent aphid attack is SP Plant Invigorator, it also feeds plants too.
      Cheers,
      Nick

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