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  • I'm getting on a bit now,would just like to ask questions about the basics (Green fingered I am not!)Started gardening a bit too late,small garden,loads of patio plants,I grow what I like to eat,still trying to work out how I grow a Curry!
  • I used to grow Tigerella and liked the taste but last year I tried Sakura a good crop and good flavour.
  • I recommend sungold - had high yield from early summer last year - super tasty - far superior to gardeners delight
  • Our problem in Southren Sudan is only that we don, t have best skills and knowledge on Agriculture. people don, t know the importance of vegetables.
  • I Recomended moneymaker variety becuase most of the farmers are depending on only food consumption production without incomes.
  • I started Money Maker & Ailsa Craig Toms early in march in my hothouse with undersoil heating on 24 hours. They all grew to apprx 2 inch high and when transplanted they seemed to live for a few days then all just diintigrated to nothing. I'm now left with NO Toms, what have I done wrong and do i still have time to start again. How long does it take from seed to tomatoe plants haveing fruit on them ? Help1111
  • Have you tried Ildi. These are a small yellow plum variety that grow in large clusters. They are very sweet and very prolific. We have been growing them for about 12 years.
  • floridity and summer sweet (if you can find it0 - both mini plum and very sweet with very good taste. I'm trying Amish Paste as a cooking tomato this year. Last year it was Black Krim (very good) and Costalutta Fiorentino. I always try at least one new variety each year, all grown in the soil in the greenhouse.
  • Marmalade bush tomatoes grown outside in a ring culture - sunken bottomless flower pot for space saving with straw mulch produced a high yield with very little watering!

    I find pear tomatoes (cordon) grown in a very large planter outside produced "clusters" like grapes that have ripen compared to the ones grown in the soil or greenhouse!

    Save egg shells (calcium) and crush and add with fish blood and bone (from the Pound shop) mixed into the "transplant" soil (after four years of trying to grow tomatoes - you do need to feed the plant initially for depeleted soil and for strong growth to withstand wind loadings if grown outside! )

    This year, I'm trying out the very large planter with capillary wick to a 30 litre "water" reservoir (bag in a potato planter) with an small air gap between the two containers to compare the "control" normal planter yields...
  • This year some of my tomato plants are producing one set of bloom with 1 big flower and a few small ones and the plant seems stunted and is not growing anymore! What am I doing wrong?
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