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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
VERY IMPORTANT – don’t plant tomatoes any where near places where you’ve used any weedkillers recently – they are VERY sensitive
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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