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toms have given up !


Hi all , my toms are looking poorly , mentioned in earlier post that I left them in the sun on sunny sill too long .potted them on noticed not much root , any chance they will survive should I give them a feed of something , too late to sow more ?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,040

    It's not too late to sow more, but I wouldn't give up on those ... they don't look too bad to me and they're way ahead of mine.  

    Don't feed them with anything until the first truss of flowers has set fruit ........ all they need is a big dose of patience image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,657

    Don't feed them at the moment. You could try re-potting them deeper - so that lowest seed leaf is under the soil surface - that may help them establish roots. They are vigorous plants, they don't usually need a huge amount of encouragement to survive so I wouldn't write them off yet.

    And no, not too late to sow more. Get one of the 'early' types like 'latah' which grows fast and you'll still have time to get some toms even if the first sowing is a gonner.

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364

    Would  some "mycorrhizal  fungi, aorund the roots help .  " Root grow" etc. etc. That might boost the root development of your tomato  plants .

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • Thx all .

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,341

    They look ok to me, not ideal, but ok.
    As said above don't feed yet, but re pot into a deeper pot and bury some of the stem, this has the advantage of encouraging feeder roots to grow from the stem too. On warm days (above 13c) they're fine outdoors and some good sunlight will stop the stretching.

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,254

    They look fine to me too. If  the roots aren't filling the pot, there's no need to pot on. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,720

    They look to  me like not enough light and too much heat.  If you can stand them outside against a wall during the day and bring in at night , it might toughen them up a bit.

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