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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

2 comments:

  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.

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  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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