growing tomatoes in singapore!!

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joyce c

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growing tomatoes in singapore!!
« on: September 14, 2009, 19:48 »
My daughter lives in Singapore, and has managed  to sow tomato seeds, of which are now about 7" tall.  She can't get liquid tomato feed out there, and I can't take it out for her (liquid).  Is there any alternative feed.  I'm going out there next week and wondered was there any dried variety tomato food.  Its a massive achievement for anyone to have even germinated tomatoes out there, due to the heavy rain, and humidity. So I'd love to help her achieve fruits.
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Re: growing tomatoe's in singapore!!
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 19:51 »
Potash is the element which is in high proportion in tomato fertiliser, and is available in dried form, so you could consider that.

However, do double check the import regulations - it's a white powder for a start!

P.S. I'll move this over to the Grow Your Own forum as that's what it's about LOL
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Re: growing tomatoe's in singapore!!
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 19:55 »
Surely you can take liquid tomato feed out in your hold luggage?  It is just liquids in hand baggage that is banned.

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Re: growing tomatoe's in singapore!!
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 20:09 »
If you're thinking of taking out some fertilizer, then you're better of taking a dry product (no water to transport). And no risk of leakage in your luggage (the hold isn't pressurised ! )
I'm not sure what the standard products are in UK, but you should find it easily in a garden centre.
Who are you flying with?

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Re: growing tomatoe's in singapore!!
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2009, 20:27 »
Phostrogen would probably do the trick. 

However I am surprised that there is not some kind of high potash plant food available in a sophisticated city like Singapore - even if it is not labelled as tomato food.  However you can grow tomatoes using ordinary plant fertiliser - they may not grow quite so well, but they should be OK.

I am wondering if she will have a problem with blight.  It is certainly favoured by heat and humidity, but the spores may simply not exist in that region.

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Re: growing tomatoe's in singapore!!
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2009, 20:29 »
You can get a dry one look here
http://www.gardendirect.co.uk/chempak-tomato-food-1kg-p-1181
Should be able to buy it somewhere else as well :)
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Re: growing tomatoe's in singapore!!
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2009, 20:30 »
Thats what I thought Gillie, but doing a Singapore google just came up with a 45.0.0 product  !!



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