Tomato Growing Thread 2021

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  1. JWK

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    On no @noisette47 you have me looking nervously at my full seed packets and empty trays, how long can I resist sowing now that you have started !
     
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      :biggrin: Sowing's the easy bit, isn't it, @JWK? I'd love to know how our local nurseries attain such big, beautiful plants so early in the year!
       
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        Itching to start...!
         
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          I'm not sure I'll be growing any Toms this year!!!

          I'm far to busy arranging work on my new house and I thought the house purchase was stressful, project management at a distance beats that!
           
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            Ooh is this the Lincolnshire house @Vince ?
             
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            @Snorky85, Yes, just spent 2 days there meeting contractors.
             
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              Seems Maxicrop tomato feed and Seaweed products are well liked here, but not everywhere local seems to stock it.

              Noticed a few agricultural outlets stock it at a decent price, but not sure if they are just clearing old stock.

              Can anyone recommend a good online supplier who is likely to have fresh stock ?
               
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              Maxicrop seems to have gotten expensive here recently.

              Ive used seaweed used by horse owners ? Weird i know but cheaper.

              Also Home Bargains has the Doff seaweed back in . Seems really good stuff and only £1.99 for 1.2ltrs too, winner .
               
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                  pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                    Help needed please. Been suffering for what seems ages due to Long Covid I don't have the energy to repair one of my plastic growhouses, so the question is:

                    Can I put Tomato plants quite close together.
                    Thanks.
                     
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                    • JWK

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                      Tomatoes don't like to be touching each other, so best practise is to put them 18" apart. I usually squeeze them a bit closer and give them lots of ventilation to lessen the risk of botrytis.
                       
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                        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                        Does anyone think that maybe some people cram too many plants in, and may actually get a better crop from less plants, with more space per plant?
                         
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                          I'm only growing one variety and that's sweet million, start sometime next month.
                           
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                            Killed the first batch of toms and peppers. Soil temp was 38°c :yikes:
                             
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