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LILLILEAF

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tomato feed
« on: February 16, 2017, 06:57 »
It seems to be a mine field of different brands of tomato feed,what and which one does anyone recommend?,any advice please

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DIGGER

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Re: tomato feed
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 08:46 »
Do you know Lilly I think sometimes we can over complicate things.
I just pop into wilco or b&m and ge what ever is the cheapest and use it on most plants.
There are people on my site that spend a fortune,I get a lot of pleasure from the beg steel and borrow,or buy cheap approach
« Last Edit: February 16, 2017, 08:47 by DIGGER »

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Ivor Backache

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Re: tomato feed
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 09:39 »
Read the label. Strength varies. Cheap isn't always the best. Do the maths first.
I buy branded products that are discounted at the end of the season, but often find supermarket own products are just as strong.   

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Re: tomato feed
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 13:01 »
Wilko's own brand, I used it last year and it did the trick so im sticking with it :)

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Re: tomato feed
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 16:04 »
I've found the seeding and potting on compost to be the most important thing to me. And then, after an over winter adding of compost and moderate chicken manure pellets to get the initial greenery going, I only use comfrey tea once a week and nothing else. I've always had good crops.
Have been tempted to try the odd bottle of magic potion but never had the courage  :) How good a crop do I need ?

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oldgrunge

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Re: tomato feed
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 20:06 »
used to like Chempak tomato food, but it seems to have disappeared. In the past season used various liquid feeds, all seemed ok. This year, came across Chempak high potash feed, so will try that.
We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden.

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Re: tomato feed
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 22:00 »
Hi,

I would go for a comfrey tea or stinger nettles tea, great stuff stinks a bit but they love it and it free.

Dan
« Last Edit: February 17, 2017, 22:02 by Dantheman »
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AndyRVTR

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Re: tomato feed
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2017, 21:05 »
I've always used Tomorite and Chempak at alternate waterings, always had a glut of toms... last year I grew Tigerella and we had them coming out of our ears lol ;-)
My allotment is like a never ending journey.... the work never ends!!

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snowdrops

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Re: tomato feed
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2017, 21:07 »
Comfrey tea here with a liberal sprinkle of chicken manure pellets

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Barry C

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Re: tomato feed
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2017, 21:21 »
It's going back a lot of years, 1970's where my dad used 'tank'  :(

Basically a 40 gallon drum full of water and a sack of sheep droppings used like a big tea bag, dunked and swilled around, the 'brew' watered onto the toms. The sack emptied onto the compost heap and replenished after a few weeks, he had some big crops on his allotment fed with 'tank'  ;)

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JimB

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Re: tomato feed
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2017, 21:31 »
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Hello Oldgunge,

Chempak was taken over some years ago by that almost unmentionable company T & M!

I used to be able to get it from our gardening club, but the cost went up and the supply disappeared so it no longer sold, worse luck!

Cheers!
STOP, and smell the roses!

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AnneB

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Re: tomato feed
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2017, 22:45 »
Comfrey tea.  If I run out of that I use seaweed feed, both seem to work well.

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m1ckz

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Re: tomato feed
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2017, 05:33 »
poundworld     its a pound lol

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victoria park

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Re: tomato feed
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2017, 08:33 »
I have some weird ideas where feeding my greenhouse tomatoes are concerned. I'm a bit worried of feeding them too well, and sort of forcing them.
Probably a bit overboard paranoia  :) but I do worry they could end up like the cardboard ones sold in the shops. Looking good, but lacking in taste. Apart from 2 or 3 early plants, I want the bulk to take their time. I want them a bit like outdoor tomatoes, but guaranteed protected from blight and poor sunshine levels.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2017, 08:39 by victoria park »

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AndyRVTR

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Re: tomato feed
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2017, 17:47 »
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Hello Oldgunge,

Chempak was taken over some years ago by that almost unmentionable company T & M!

I used to be able to get it from our gardening club, but the cost went up and the supply disappeared so it no longer sold, worse luck!

Cheers!
You can get it freely available on ebay if you still want it :-)



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