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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.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Training tomatoes overhead

Some of my tomato plants in the poly-tunnel are nearly 4 metres long, so I have trained them over the top of the paths and I am now looping them, so that the head stays in the light and the stem makes a loop.

As you can see there is plenty of fruit hanging down over the paths, although I wish I had built my poly-tunnel a little higher, so I could have my crop wires a little higher. 

The top view also shows how much fruit there is still to come.

For more on training tomatoes look HERE


  1. Yes! this time of year when the lower trusses have all gone, the ones hanging from the roof of my greenhouse are still going strong.

  2. Hi Matron
    The only limiting factor is the light, I am going to give my poly-tunnel a wash as it is really a Green house! I am going to keep a few plants going and have stopped the rest.


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