7/12/10 This week I am waiting, with great anticipation, for the first tomato to ripen.
This is an 'Early Girl' variety tomato plant that I bought to plant at the end of September, so that I would have some tomatoes ripe, long before my seedling grown ones will be ready.
'Early Girl' is certainly living up to her name.
Will the tomatoes be tasty? I'll let you know in a few days time.
Some of the many flowers blooming on the tomatoes in my glasshouse. I'm not sure how many plants there are-over 50 for sure. All but two plants have been grown from seed.
I have some large plants potted on into buckets. These will stay in the glasshouse.
The rest are ready to be planted out in the garden.
Some will be planted in the ground and a few will be planted in containers.
I've been feeding the tomatoes various combinations of Bokashi, Blood & Bone, Comfrey and Seaweed, all in liquid form, diluted in water.
I water, by hand, twice a day, using a watering can or a bucket and cup. I prefer watering this way as I get to check on each plant and can feed them or not, as required. It is also easier to direct the water to the roots and keep the leaves dry, which helps prevent disease.
The plants have been very healthy so far, with occasional families of aphids or whitefly being dispatched with Neem soap and water spray.
There are also spiders and Praying Mantises on patrol.
The glasshouse 'bursting' with tomato plants. I have big plans for tomatoes this season.
To be continued...