Woolly tomatoes

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Woolly tomatoes

Postby HelenH » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:23 pm

Any ideas why my greenhouse tomatoes (Alicante and Gardeners Delight) have turned out rather woolly. They taste ok. I thought I'd been careful not to over-water or under-water too and I feed them once a week. They are grown in growbags. If under-watering is the problem, is it too late to give extra water now that the majority of fruits have been formed?
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Re: Woolly tomatoes

Postby Westi » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:30 pm

Hi Helen!

They do best if the grow bags are standing up vertically, so basically 1 tom per bag or those pot ring things could give you 2! If horizontal then could be root bound maybe?
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Re: Woolly tomatoes

Postby HelenH » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:11 am

I've got 3 tomatoes per growbag, with each plant sunk into a large plantpot on top. Perhaps too many I think.
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Re: Woolly tomatoes

Postby retropants » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:51 am

I've not had a problem with 3 plants per bag, got a bumper crop last Year, and this year they are looking good too.
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Re: Woolly tomatoes

Postby HelenH » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:58 am

retropants wrote:I've not had a problem with 3 plants per bag, got a bumper crop last Year, and this year they are looking good too.

It must be down to my watering then?
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