How close should the canes be to be as productive as possible pls
The bed is 12 inches wide and about 14 foot long and the canes are about 4 - 6 inches apart and 12 - 18 inches tall
They fruited reasonably well last year
I plant mine a good 18 inches to 2 ft apart.
Should I cut back some to leave the ones I want at 18 inches apart
Cutting back won't do it - I'd wait until autumn and then lift and divide/take cuttings and plant out with more space.
Don't know what others think?
So its getting the root system of the exiting canes out of the way so the remainder can thrive
Sounds like a good plan if you can officially tell me whem Autumn will begin in this strange year !!
Autumn is when the leaves change colour and start falling from the trees, the woods and fields are full of fungi and the squirrels are burying their nuts.
Oohh Norfolk sarcasm.
Many thanks for the advice
Sarcasm not meant - obviously poor attempt at humour
Tomatoes Assistance pls
I have 7 plants all about 2 foot tall in 7inch pots
3 have white roots coming out of the bottom of the pots
? Do they need to go into bigger pots
? Some of the bottom leaves are going a different colour , lighter green and light brown
? Do I have to pich out the top of the plants like beans at some stage please
Hi, yes they need bigger pots. Mine are in pots the size of big buckets! But most of mine are beefsteaks so they're going to be big plants producing (hopefully) big tomatoes! Do you know what sort of tomatoes you have?
Don't worry about the bottom leaves - I've just spent the afternoon picking off the bottom leaves from my plants so they don't pick up fungal spores from the soil - again hopefully!
As for pinching out etc - this is where we need to know the variety or type of plant you have - is it a bush type, which usually grows lots of small/very small tomatoes - or is it what is called 'indeterminate' which will need staking and sideshoots pinching out and eventually it will need stopping by pinching out at the top (but not yet!).
Let us know varieties if you can!
The variety are Unwins Cherry Sweet Million F! Hybrids for containers