I was born in Guernsey (but now live in Brittany) and our main industry was growing tomatoes although that industry has now virtually disappeared. Growing tomatoes to a Guernseyman is like wine to a Frenchman, it's in our blood! I do not profess to be an expert, but I have picked up a few tips and techniques which work for me.
Sunday, 13 June 2010
Plenty of tomatoes, time to feed.
It has been funny weather this season, we have luckily had a few hot spells, but the start of spring still had some very cold nights. My early tomatoes are looking quite well, the first few trusses are heavily ladened with fruit. My only worry is that I find the head of the plant is looking a little thin due to all this fruit on the plant, so I will give a high nitrogen feed, as opposed to high potash feed to encourage more foliar growth.
To avoid this slight problem, I could have planted a week or so earlier, which might have given a less compact plant.