Category Archives: Tomatoes

Sowing Tomatoes

Without a doubt  the vegetable I am asked the most questions about is the tomato what makes this interesting is in fact the tomato is technically a fruit.

The commonest question is

“why dont tomatoes I buy taste like they used to ?”

and the short answer is they are are most likely a variety whose breeding program was designed to meet numerous criteria but “taste” wasn’t high on that list

Growing your own is the best way to rediscover those tastes and the film below shows you how to start your seeds

 

The latest scientific  research even backs up the belief that home grown tomatoes taste better Continue reading Sowing Tomatoes

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TWOOL – OLD IDEA REVISTED

Just occasionally you come across something so simple you wonder why people have not been using it for years.  Twine is a garden essential but most of it comes from man made plastics.Twool  is compostable,organic natural fibre and biodegrades quickly in the garden and we can all make a small difference  by using it for our gardening jobs

http://www.twool.co.uk

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QUADGROW UPDATE—SIDESHOOTS AND SPRAYING

When you grow using  Quadgrow you still need to spray to prevent Tomato Blight as it is almost certain you will lose you plants to this disease if you dont, I  explain my Organic spraying method and also explain why you need to remove sideshoots

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GROWING TOMATOES IN A QUAD GROW—- FILM 2

In this second film i explain why and how to mix the feed that will have arrived with your Quad Grow and why to keep to topped up.Already there is a slight difference in vigor of the plants in the Quad Grow as opposed to the Growbags

One of the great advantages of this method is that your plants dont get stressed when the days get hot as they never entirely dry out and stressed plants are always more likely to suffer disease

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TOMATO GROWING IN QUADGROW

This seemingly simple piece of equipment overcomes two of the major problems of growing tomatoes, that of over watering and blossom end rot, whilst simultaneously doubling the crop produced.  Also when growing peppers, aubergines or dwarf beans it gives you an increased yield without the daily requirement of watering.

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