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How are your tomatoes doing? 2017


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I left 5 trusses and then topped-off, they are touching the roof of the greenhouse.

I stripped all the foliage from the ground to just under the first truss which leaves the space below clear for Sweet Basil & Lollo Rossa Lettuce.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lius - you'll need more than one tomato for a party ( says the girl whose still waiting for her first tomato) Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First tomatoes outside now turning orange, soon there's going to be a glut!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had our first three tomatoes yesterday, small but totally yummy. Many more orange ones now. At least I won't have to buy tomatoes tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have so many I could supply Tesco! An absolute glut at the the moment, I mean hundreds literally. It is so much better down south.
I planted one side of the greenhouse with all cherry and plum varieties. And the larger varieties on the other side. I was concerned that the small ones wouldn't produce as much but they more than made up for it in quantity.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plenty of tasty juicy Gardner's Delight now. Best Bruschetta in the WORLD.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After 2 years of unsuccessfully trying to grow beefsteak tomatoes without one growing for me, this year i have loads of them and today I will finally have two with my lunch.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tumblers in baskets doing ok, ones in polytunnel slower. No blight yet, touch wood.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my lunch


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooh, looks yummy!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolute disaster
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you mean by "absolute disaster" ???
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had about 10 on the plants and they've got blight
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eeek! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never had it before. PLUS the bloody crows have had all my fruit on the trees. As I say disaster.
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