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  • #11158

    Justsimple
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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
    *feeding regimes

    probably more questions, but this will do for the moment

    Thanks!!!

    #11187

    PottedGirl
    Participant

    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!

    #11195

    KeenGardener
    Participant

    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 😉

    #11218

    Basketcase
    Participant

    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!!

    #11536

    Justsimple
    Participant

    ooo thanks everyone. basketcase – really useful advice, thanks!

    #11713

    Abi Jackson
    Participant

    I’ve just spotted some little green tomatos on my *outside* plants!

    #12178

    Justsimple
    Participant

    lots of little tomatoes growing 🙂 fingers crossed, its looking like quite a crop …. not counting my chickens n all that though!!

    #12359

    Abi Jackson
    Participant

    nom, nom, nom … i’ll got quite a crop appearing!!! yummy

    #20219

    Grabede
    Participant

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

    #20630

    anik shah
    Participant

    is it better to cut all the leaves off the tomoto plant.

    #21641

    PaulaG
    Participant

    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:


    tomato plant hand pruning
    pruned tomato plant

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    #21826

    TonyV
    Participant

    Also be careful not to over water

    #21834

    Jack
    Keymaster

    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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