Ongoing Grow Patch


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This has since turned from a bit of grass to a functioning mini allotment patch

My first go at growing really.

Link above is to original thread

Today I move my tomatos out of the bag into the growing patch.

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Happy, new kanes to keep them upright.
Good fed soil and lots of room for them.

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Everything going well. Will update with pics tomorrow.

Cucumber has come on a lot! Good few inches in growth seeing as I stuck it in a rough bit of ground thinking it was a gonner.

Tomatos are getting bigger, lots more flower points turning into beautilful little tomatos.

What are the do's and donts of this stage of a tomato plant?
How often is preferred for watering?
Is it too late to feed them now they str already growing the fruits/salad

Chilli/pepper plants not much change, bit layer for those in think but glad to have them for now.

Looking at adding a greenhouse in the next few months hopefully.
 
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Also wondering. Once these are all harvested.

What's the after process, ie old roots and leaves stems etc. Can I use them to improve the soil for next year?

Thanks for any advice
 
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Everything going well. Will update with pics tomorrow.

Cucumber has come on a lot! Good few inches in growth seeing as I stuck it in a rough bit of ground thinking it was a gonner.

Tomatos are getting bigger, lots more flower points turning into beautilful little tomatos.

What are the do's and donts of this stage of a tomato plant?
How often is preferred for watering?
Is it too late to feed them now they str already growing the fruits/salad

Chilli/pepper plants not much change, bit layer for those in think but glad to have them for now.

Looking at adding a greenhouse in the next few months hopefully.
Few pics of how I'm getting on.

Tomatos are growing nicely having to water each day as not getting much rain currently!
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Will all of these flower spots turn into tomatos as well?
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Thing about chillies is, if you restrict their growth in a small pot, they will stay tiny, but if you then set them free, they almost mushroom they try to catch up so quickly.

I would say though, if you're new to growing chillies, the tiniest bit of frost will kill them, & they're a fair bit behind, do you have a big pot & somewhere, like a south-facing windowsill where they can continue to grow when it's too cold outside?
 
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Moved the cucumber today, managed to dig out behind the tomato plants too so the whole plot is free if grass and roots. Coming along nice

Also started digging out an old Bush so i can eventually expand along the fence

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Tomatos have filled right out.

Doesn't look like much more sun coming. Do they go red with time or light? Again my first time growing anything! Help

Chillis doing nothing. Missed it this year for them.

This year was a test run though.

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Tomatoes grow with light, but ripen with warmth.
They are climacteric, which means that when the fruit starts to ripen, it is absolutely independent of the plant.
This means that you can remove them & keep them in a warm place, but not, obviously warm enough to cook them!
 
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Your tomatoes are doing well, you can cut some of the leaves around the fruit to help them ripen.
I have done exactly that.

Pruned any huge leaves blocking light. Tied a few main stems to sit them in best/most sun
Tomatoes grow with light, but ripen with warmth.
They are climacteric, which means that when the fruit starts to ripen, it is absolutely independent of the plant.
This means that you can remove them & keep them in a warm place, but not, obviously warm enough to cook them!
Thankyou. Airing cupboard too overboard? Windowsill with light all day hmm.

Today after pruning

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Is there anywhere I can download or get a free year planner for vegetables and best time of year to look at getting each thing started?
It all depends on your area, the north would be later than the south.
I live in the west midlands and the end of may is the last frost so i would plant tomatoes and chillies out then.Also go with the guide on seed packets.
I always look at videos on YouTube these days and get an idea that way.
You could try to Google it and see what happens.
 
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Is there anywhere I can download or get a free year planner for vegetables and best time of year to look at getting each thing started?
This site is excellent, in that you can set the times to sew, plant etc. with regard to your own town.
It also has some excellent recommendations on varieties to grow:
 
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