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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:33 pm    Post subject: How to grow tomatoes?? Reply with quote

I have just bought a small tomato plant in woodies and its about 7cm tall. I have no experience at all in growing tomatoes!! Smile its a moneymaker variety. Im wondering about trussess?? The side shoots grow in the part where the stem meets the shoot growing sideways ( kinda lyk a branch in a tree). I think its the elbow or something ??But where do trussess grow?? Im afraid ill end up pinching them out?? Im growing them in a greenhouse so will i have to pollinate them myself?? What height will the plant be before it gets trussess?? tnkz
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we've spotted what may be blight on our tomato plants.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it not a bit early for blight?
Is it more likely to be from the cold nights we were having? ALL my tomatoes got killed one of the shocking cold nights we had over the last 10days...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the cold temperatures and not blight is the likely cause of the damage to tomatoes, the blossom trusses will appear first when the plants have about 6-10 leaves on and insects or bees or any shaking will pollinate the flowers.
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