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deepinthewoods

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Re: this years tomatoes
« Reply #105 on: June 18, 2012, 09:34:33 pm »
cucumbers looking  8)  pick one and then try feed it to death!! i put a couple of trowels full of fresh chicken poo in a bucket of rainwater, stir it, then leave to ferment for a week or two. try a good slosh of that once a week.
i know this goes against percieved wisdom but it works.

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
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Re: this years tomatoes
« Reply #106 on: June 19, 2012, 05:22:48 am »
I have my "evil brew" just outside the polytunnel. A 220L water butt with a net bag of sheep poo and nettles sitting in the water just waiting to be "unleashed" on an unsuspecting polytunnel.


Pheweee - it STINKS!!!


Usually the cucumbers sit in a dilute solution of that but we try to let them finish the water before we replenish it again......
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deepinthewoods

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Re: this years tomatoes
« Reply #107 on: June 19, 2012, 07:49:36 am »
ahh but its a good stink, makes the cues taste great!

chairmanphil

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Oxfordshire
Re: this years tomatoes
« Reply #108 on: June 19, 2012, 08:10:00 am »
going to put the cucumbers in today.
1 acre of land where i am clearing trees and a swimming pool so we can make the land productive. MK3 hilux single cab pickup which has been completely rebuilt over the last 2 years matt black and cool as! no animals yet except a very furry black cat called Hansel (he is so hot right now)

chairmanphil

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Oxfordshire
Re: this years tomatoes
« Reply #109 on: June 23, 2012, 08:54:42 pm »
we have had some terrible storms lately and it has ripped the heart out of the tomato project. anything now well sheltered has been battered and are looking the worse for wear! very disappointing!
1 acre of land where i am clearing trees and a swimming pool so we can make the land productive. MK3 hilux single cab pickup which has been completely rebuilt over the last 2 years matt black and cool as! no animals yet except a very furry black cat called Hansel (he is so hot right now)

Bert

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Isle of Mull
Re: this years tomatoes
« Reply #110 on: July 10, 2012, 07:10:28 am »
I picked my first tomato yesterday morning  :thumbsup: . From a tumbling red cherry. 2 of them didn't make it as far as the kitchen  :yum: :innocent:

chairmanphil

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Oxfordshire
Re: this years tomatoes
« Reply #111 on: July 10, 2012, 08:34:09 am »
I picked my first tomato yesterday morning  :thumbsup: . From a tumbling red cherry. 2 of them didn't make it as far as the kitchen  :yum: :innocent:


funny that Bert, the only tomatoes i have any success with is my pomodoro crop! anything of any size is struggling big time!  :(
1 acre of land where i am clearing trees and a swimming pool so we can make the land productive. MK3 hilux single cab pickup which has been completely rebuilt over the last 2 years matt black and cool as! no animals yet except a very furry black cat called Hansel (he is so hot right now)

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

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Re: this years tomatoes
« Reply #112 on: July 10, 2012, 10:05:04 pm »
I've got a few green ones.

chairmanphil

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Oxfordshire
Re: this years tomatoes
« Reply #113 on: July 10, 2012, 10:50:43 pm »
i got loads of green ones!

1 acre of land where i am clearing trees and a swimming pool so we can make the land productive. MK3 hilux single cab pickup which has been completely rebuilt over the last 2 years matt black and cool as! no animals yet except a very furry black cat called Hansel (he is so hot right now)

deepinthewoods

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Re: this years tomatoes
« Reply #114 on: July 11, 2012, 02:05:46 pm »
ive just eaten my first red one. yummy!

chairmanphil

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Oxfordshire
Re: this years tomatoes
« Reply #115 on: July 11, 2012, 05:58:56 pm »
got about 3-4 days to go, red but still a little hard.
1 acre of land where i am clearing trees and a swimming pool so we can make the land productive. MK3 hilux single cab pickup which has been completely rebuilt over the last 2 years matt black and cool as! no animals yet except a very furry black cat called Hansel (he is so hot right now)

Mel Rice

  • Joined Sep 2011
Re: this years tomatoes
« Reply #116 on: July 13, 2012, 10:38:23 am »
Mine too are looking good Hope the wet weather doesnt ruin them...lost the whole lot of veg plot toms last year all covered in huge green toms...here fingers crossed.

Beewyched

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Re: this years tomatoes
« Reply #117 on: July 13, 2012, 05:58:51 pm »
Mine are only just flowering  ::)
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deepinthewoods

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Re: this years tomatoes
« Reply #118 on: July 13, 2012, 07:25:22 pm »
Mine too are looking good Hope the wet weather doesnt ruin them...lost the whole lot of veg plot toms last year all covered in huge green toms...here fingers crossed.
you can harvest them green.

Mel

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Re: this years tomatoes
« Reply #119 on: July 14, 2012, 06:33:46 pm »
Lots of tomatoes here,all green though,guess I shall be using them for chutney! :yum:

 

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