Tomato Progress

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Re: Tomato Progress

Postby Primrose » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:10 pm

Your sweetcorn look healthy. I planted a dozen. None of them have any cobs developing despite the top tassels having flourished and died. They were watered regularly but I think the heatwave just finished them off.
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Re: Tomato Progress

Postby Westi » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:13 pm

Looking good Tiger! Mice got my first sowings of sweetcorn, but the latest sowings are about 4' tall & I'm hoping the lack of rats this year may even mean I get a few cobs - if weather plays nice obviously, I know they are late but fingers crossed for an Indian summer!
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Re: Tomato Progress

Postby tigerburnie » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:17 am

I have stripped most of the leaf stems off the tommies to allow what little sun we have to ripen the fruit, this has sent the plants into shock and they've thrown up new growth and more flowers, bonus if they get to ripen.
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Re: Tomato Progress

Postby Primrose » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:47 pm

I am picking the first ripe "volunteer" tomatoes, i.e. the self sown ones which started popping up in my vegetable,patch around June, which I replanted in a spare patch and left to their own devices , just to see how they grew.

My ordinary tomatoes, ie the ones I sowed indoors and planted out in late May started cropping in July so these wild ones, left to their own devices are cropping a whole two months later. It just shows how manual intervention can produce much earlier crops, and onviously much bigger ones.
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Re: Tomato Progress

Postby robo » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:54 pm

Ive got volunteer tomatoes all round our plot I've removed most but left three or four that were not in the way ,I've been eating the tomatoes from them for a few weeks they are very sweet
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