Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland

How are your tomatoes doing?


 
Most Recent Posts funny
Last post: tagwex
Skimmia seed wanted
Last post: Brendankearns
At last! A garden joke. (except maybe it's not a joke!)
Last post: Ado 2
2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: Greengage
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
dormouse
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 05 Oct 2011
Posts: 140
Location: North Dublin

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:14 am    Post subject: How are your tomatoes doing? Reply with quote

Tough year for anything that likes the sun. Havn't had a ripe tomato yet. How is everybody elses? Wondering if I should cut back on feeding as days are generally so dull.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
medieval knievel
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 03 Sep 2007
Posts: 1008

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't know if we even have any unripe tomatoes yet!
though we've not been pinching out the side shoots, but there are a fair few flowers.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Maeve Drogheda
Rank attained: Sessile Oak Tree
Rank attained: Sessile Oak Tree


Joined: 08 Feb 2011
Posts: 287
Location: Drogheda Ireland

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have lots of tomatoes NOW but for a long time no fruit on the plants at all. They really need some heat and sun. Usually I have lots but this year lots of flowers but actual tomatoes, they only started to come on in the last week or two.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dormouse
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 05 Oct 2011
Posts: 140
Location: North Dublin

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucky you Smile What varieties and when did you sow them Maeve?
Thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
The Garden Shop
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 05 Aug 2011
Posts: 133
Location: Laois

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My tomatoes have started to put on some fruits towards the bottom of the plants now too. Their still flowering on the top but should develop fruits soon

Tomato plants require sun to grow and develop shoots and leaves, but:

Tomatoes require heat more so than sunlight for their fruits to ripen, and the temperature has been warmer lately, even though sunshine has been lacking.



2012-07-03 13.03.43.jpg
 Description:
Some plants are 6 ft tall. lots of water and heat in the polytunnel
 Filesize:  297.56 KB
 Viewed:  5616 Time(s)

2012-07-03 13.03.43.jpg



2012-07-03 13.03.33.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  293.02 KB
 Viewed:  5616 Time(s)

2012-07-03 13.03.33.jpg



2012-07-03 13.04.28.jpg
 Description:
Tomato Lucciola with oval shaped fruit
 Filesize:  287.11 KB
 Viewed:  5616 Time(s)

2012-07-03 13.04.28.jpg



_________________
How to Garden
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
breezyacre
Rank attained: Silver Birch Tree
Rank attained: Silver Birch Tree


Joined: 07 Mar 2009
Posts: 163
Location: Drogheda, Ireland

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes just to add my tuppence worth have very healthy looking plants but very little fruit formed yet. I do have lots of flowers. plants are about 4ft high now with about 5 trusses of mostly flowers. Am wondering if I should pinch out the growing points now and leave it at that many trusses and concentrate on getting some fruit developed. Incidentally I have just started feeding.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dormouse
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 05 Oct 2011
Posts: 140
Location: North Dublin

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very new to this but I would imagine it would make sense at this stage of the so called summer to do that on at least one plant in the hope of getting something to eat as soon as possible. I've stopped most of my plants now at 6 or 7.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Maeve Drogheda
Rank attained: Sessile Oak Tree
Rank attained: Sessile Oak Tree


Joined: 08 Feb 2011
Posts: 287
Location: Drogheda Ireland

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dormouse,

In answer to your question I am growing Principe Bourgese, they are an italian plumb tomato, I experimented this year and saved seeds from last years tomatoes to see if I could grow tomatoes successfully from my dried seeds and it has worked, not all that well but is that because of the seeds or the summer.

I am going to do the same again this year and dry the seeds from these tomatoes and cucumbers, and my friend is going to swap seeds from a tomato called gardeners delight which she finds easy to grow and great flavour. Some of the tomatoes have turned orange so I may be lucky yet.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dormouse
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 05 Oct 2011
Posts: 140
Location: North Dublin

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for letting me know Maeve, I just saw this. Been away and just got back. Cant wait to get up to the plot to see how my plants are doing!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mcgrueser
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 22 May 2009
Posts: 109
Location: Wicklow

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine have been wiped out by blight, or some other disease at least. Combination of too tightly packed, too wet and not enough ventilation probably done the damage! They were in my tunnel. Have a few cherries still in greenhouse but major disaster for overall crop...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dormouse
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 05 Oct 2011
Posts: 140
Location: North Dublin

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugger. Can you take slips from your greenhouse toms and try them in the tunnel? You might get a late crop if you stop them at a few trusses and the weather is kind??
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
yaut
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 16 Mar 2012
Posts: 40
Location: Co. Wicklow

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My tomatoes are suffering from the same thing that mcgrueser has mentioned.

It's my first year of gardening and due to inexperience I've planted my tomatoes way to close to each other. And now everything just turned into jungle Sad plants are struggling to set the fruit while fighting the diseases Sad

so far I've eaten one of these:


I know it's not very picture perfect but that's what I'd call "organic" Cool

...and about a handful of these:


here's the rest that I'm afraid are gonna rot on the wines:



cucumber is especially affected by this mold/fungi/blight whatever it is. dead tissue areas on the leaves spread very quickly and leaves just die off, great battle from the plant to grow some fruit:


I'm removing the most diseased leaves but it's fighting a loosing battle after all.

Summer has been cold and wet but it doesn't stop this butternut squash to get out of its enclosure:
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mcgrueser
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 22 May 2009
Posts: 109
Location: Wicklow

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't really take slips, Dormouse, because they are just bush variety cherries in the greenhouse.

Though you have given me an idea. I might go across to see if my uncle has any big slips that i can "rob"! I'll bring him over something so that it's sharing...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mcgrueser
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 22 May 2009
Posts: 109
Location: Wicklow

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for the idea yesterday Dormouse about taking slips from another tomato. I went over to my uncle who is growing them and his needed a clean up and I needed the cuttings so it was win win... I'll have to keep you updated on if it will be a success though.

Thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dormouse
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 05 Oct 2011
Posts: 140
Location: North Dublin

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries, do let know how it goes.
Cheers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)