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Grow Your Own / Tomatoes won't redden!
« Last post by DHM on Today at 05:45 »
Maybe I'm a bit premature/unduly impatient but I have 12 tomato plants absolutely full of large tomatoes which just will not ripen! I've had 6 fruits off the Super Marmande and maybe 4 or 5 off the Roma, yet both plants are otherwise still choc full of large green toms which are the size they were a month ago but still green. The Moneymakers, San Marzano and gardeners delight are full of large green fruits, also as large and green as they were a month ago.

I've pruned away the leaves covering the trusses, and stem leaves up to the first truss, pinched out the side shoots amd cut the top growth so lots of air and light are getting to them. I've supported heavy branches and watered profusely during the hot spell.

The only problem they have is that they've grown bushy rather than tall this year but that wouldnt prevent the toms from ripening would it?

Is this lengthy green stage normal or am I doing something wrong?!
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Design and Construction / Re: Irrigation/drip watering systems
« Last post by DHM on Today at 05:18 »
Well, looks like my plans are scuppered! I've discovered that my site only allows hand held hoses and my irrigation system does not comply with the rules... how disappointing!
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: which is more economic ?
« Last post by al78 on Today at 00:02 »
Difficult to say, but if you have a smart meter you can measure the power consumption from both.
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: What's for tea? 2018
« Last post by mumofstig on Yesterday at 22:49 »
Left over chicken with gigandes beans in a tomato sauce, salad on the side.
Then fancied something sweet, so HM raspberry jam on a couple of crackers (oops!)
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: What's for tea? 2018
« Last post by snowdrops on Yesterday at 21:54 »
Steak,chips, & salad with a glass of red
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: What's for tea? 2018
« Last post by madcat on Yesterday at 21:47 »
Spinach (aka leaf beet) and egg curry, with rice for OH.  Nice and simple!
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: song link ups
« Last post by madcat on Yesterday at 21:46 »
Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: song link ups
« Last post by SnooziSuzi on Yesterday at 21:38 »
Holiday - Madonna
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: song link ups
« Last post by snowdrops on Yesterday at 21:23 »
Lady sings the blues, Billie Holiday
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: song link ups
« Last post by mumofstig on Yesterday at 20:03 »
Three Times a Lady - the Commodores
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