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Evening everyone 🙂 I want to get some tomoatos growing, but I;ve never had much sucess – any top tips? I have some questions:
*How many in a grow bag
*how to choose healthy plants
probably more questions, but this will do for the moment
umm … i’m not an expert, but what usually works perfectly well for me:
– 3 in a bag
– push down around the stems and make sure they dont feel soft (the stems) or discoloured
– tomorite every time!
yes, id agree with what PottedGirl said. some people feed to a schedule, whereas some feed on intuition. if you ask your tomatoes they will let you know 😉
that’s just what ive done today! i like to feed on schedule. id recommend that you have a seperate watering can for tomorite as tomatoes are such delicate things – however much you rinse the can, you’ll never get rid of other chemicals!!
ooo thanks everyone. basketcase – really useful advice, thanks!
I’ve just spotted some little green tomatos on my *outside* plants!
lots of little tomatoes growing 🙂 fingers crossed, its looking like quite a crop …. not counting my chickens n all that though!!
nom, nom, nom … i’ll got quite a crop appearing!!! yummy
is it better to cut all the leaves off the tomoto plant.
Hi anik shah,
Welcome to the forum (Ilove this forum cos each post earns me a £1 discount on their gardening shop https://goto4gardening.co.uk/shop/).
Definitely don’t cut off the leaves. The correct pruning technique is to pinch out new growth which grows between the main stem and the ofshoots
Here are some pictures i just took to illustrate how to prune tomato plants:
Also be careful not to over water
Yes – as @tonyv says – don’t over water and definitely don’t let the roots sit in water – they hate wet feet!!
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