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suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Feeding tomatoes
« on: June 29, 2013, 08:08:48 am »
What should I be feeding my tomatoes now?


They are going great guns and are quite tall. They are still growing but some of the early trusses are already bearing fruit.


So should I use shoot, root or fruit feed NPK-wise??
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Feeding tomatoes
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 12:13:16 pm »
Fruit feed mainly as you want lots of flowers to set.  But you still need a bit for leaves and roots as the plants are still growing.  I use comfrey liquid with a dash of manure  :yum:  and judge the effect empirically - if it's working, don't change it  :thumbsup:
 
I also have an old bottle of Westland conc tomato feed, suitable for organic growing, which I use for tomato plants still indoors in pots - doesn't smell like my potions.  Haven't been able to find a new bottle yet - don't know who stocks it now, or even if they still make it.
 
I use tomato feed for chillies, peppers, aubergines etc too.  Oh and for houseplants as well if they are being grown for their flowers.
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Possum

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Somerset
Re: Feeding tomatoes
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 12:44:19 pm »
I agree. If you have your own comfrey, make up some comfrey tea. If not, Tomorite is a good thing to feed at this stage.

cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Feeding tomatoes
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 11:50:39 pm »
If you can't wait to make comfrey feed  any standard off the shelf tom feed like Tomorite will do .
You adjust the strength according to as what the plant is now at in growth /flowering or fruiting stages .
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sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Feeding tomatoes
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013, 10:38:09 am »
Saw on one of the garden programs that comfrey and nettles made a good feed soaked in water for a few weeks.

Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: Feeding tomatoes
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 01:05:40 pm »
Saw on one of the garden programs that comfrey and nettles made a good feed soaked in water for a few weeks.

 :thumbsup:  brilliant stuff, just don't breath in the smell  :P
 
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