It is always very reassuring when the first tomato flowers appear. A bad frost when the plants are small can leave you with flowerless plants and no tomatoes. The flowers are attractive to bees and are followed by the first fruits.
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There is nothing nicer than a tomato plant laden with fruit. Unfortunately tomato blight is a reality of growing tomatoes and learning how to adapt to the disease is a necessary part of the process. The disease comes with a change in the weather about September every year.
The raised bed had 6 varieties of tomato plant. These are all small varieties of tomato which produce steadily over the summer. The tomato plants benefit from being planted in the partial cover of bean and cucumber leaves. This keeps the heavy rains of September off the plants when the blight occurs.
This frame stands about 2 metres tall. It consists of aluminium tubing and plastic corner pieces. The tubing was bought in Brussels, the plastic fittings from the OC. The poles are driven about half a metre into the soil using a rubber mallet. This system requires deep heavier soil but the frame works well as …Read More about Simple growing frame for tomatoes
Early October has the last crop of tomatoes. The tomato blight in September was particularly hard this year, damaging a lot of plants. These vine tomatoes, grown on a 2 metre frame were planted away from the main crop in the garden and were less affected by blight. Grown under an over-hanging tree these plants …Read More about Last tomatoes of the year 2015