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Tomato Growing Thread 2021

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by JWK, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. WeeTam

    WeeTam Total Gardener

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    So the blight took out the Ailsa Craigs. Terenzo tumblers have it but usually put up fight and still producing.
    Greenhouse ones ok so far.
    Already have too many toms so ok with it. Peppers doing good. :blue thumb:
     
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    • Scrungee

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      Several days ago 3 of my outdoor Red Alerts that have been previously sprayed with Bordeaux Mixture were looking a bit suspect, so I pulled and bagged them after removing all the toms (green will be used for chutney).

      Saw another one that might be sucumbing to blight today, so that will be picked, pulled and bagged. Then I'll give them a final spray of BM. Worth keeping them going as they're producing about 18 lbs of toms a week, which are all being bottled.

      My polytunnel tomatoes (and spuds) are still blight free and we're getting a bit of a glut - think of 40 cherry tomato cordons with trusses of 30 - 40 fruits all cropping up to their 4th truss. Luckily the Suncherry tomatoes stay in prime condition for some time and can be left unpicked 'on the vine' until the others are dealt with.
       
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        • jowwy

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          I got tomatoes finally ripening up in the new mini greenhouses……woohooo
           
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          • JWK

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            Well done @jowwy are you keeping blight free, if so one of the few.
             
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            So far yes……but i did take all my leaves off about a month ago, when monty don said to do it on gardeners world
             
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            • JWK

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              For once I wish I had followed Monty's advice!
               
            • jowwy

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              Im new to all this, so i take advice were i can. This is my first year of home growing.
              In a few weeks i will have the framework built for the greenhouse, so i can do cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce…..spring onions etc etc

              Not doing any brassicas this time
               
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                Tomatoes beginning to wind down, will begin to clear up after them and move growing buckets out as they finish.
                 
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                • JWK

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                  Probably my last big pick, there are more coming but slowly and most of my plants are blighted now. Have put most of these in the dehydrator for the first time this season
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                  • hailbopp

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                    Hate to say it but mine are still going strong in the greenhouse. The odd bit of botrytis but as our weather has not been nearly so good over the past couple of days I will no doubt be catching up with you lot down south any day!
                     
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                    • jowwy

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                      My two lonely tomatoes

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                      • JWK

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                      • jowwy

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                        Money makers……the Mrs ate the other ripe one and said it was very tastey, shes now awaiting the other two

                        the mini greenhouse has definatley helped them along, next year im growing all in the greenhouses.
                         
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                          Will i be able to grow in the same place next year or will have to move to another spot???
                           
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