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Tomatoes not dooing well?


 
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Lius
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: Tomatoes not dooing well? Reply with quote

My Tomatoes were producing some nice fruit up until mid November, now they don't look so good as per the attached photo taken earlier today.

Am I dooing something wrong or could anyone offer some help ?



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Ring John Gormley Minister for snow. He should know.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good one sandra 12
hi lius
firstly may i say you did extremely well to harvest tomatoes in november in my opinion.its now time to dig them up and wait until spring to plant new seeds.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tomatoes are annual mening they live for 1 year then die. they are not frost tolerant so just plant some new seeds in a month and theyll grow again
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no,they dont look the best do they,still its still more than i have
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: GOOD News Reply with quote

While the tomatoes are a complete write-off (snow or no snow) my SUTTONS French Mix lettuce emerged from beneath the melting now looking great as per picture below.

I should have some tasty fresh leaves for a side salad with a barbacued Striploin on Saturday night (if the Propane cylinder is warm enough to evaporate the gas).



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:12 pm    Post subject: any winter kill in the polytunnel? Reply with quote

If the sun is shining at all does the polytunnel help with keeping veg and tender plants from dying? If you fill water containers and place them in the polytunnel, the jugs will help keep the air temp a few degrees warmer like a hot water bottle would. Water absorbs the heat and holds it longer.
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