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All you need to know about growing tomatoes.

Owner: MrTK

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Language: English

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Latest Blog Posts for Mr Tomato King

  • Welcome to the 2015 tomato growing season
    on Jan 18, 2015 in 2015 season
    Like most people I have been hibernating over the winter and apart from mucking out the horse stables, I have hardly set foot in the garden. The good thing about this cold weather is that it will kill a lot of bug, even in the poly tunnel, which I al...
  • End of season tomato ripening
    on Aug 19, 2014 in 2014 season
    As we are now getting a slight change in the weather and a drop in temperatures at the end of the summer, you could see a slight decline in how fast your tomatoes will ripen. There are a number of ways to make sure you harvest all the fruit left on t...
  • Growing and Harvesting Sweet-corn
    on Jul 28, 2014 in 2014 season sweetcorn
    This seasons sweet-corns are best I have grown and it is probably due to two lots of rain at the right time, the first heavy downpour was just after they had been planted out so the plants got well established early on. We have not had a lot of rain...
  • A quick Guide how to choose which Tomato's to grow
    on Jul 4, 2014
    Here is a useful guide from Fix.com on how to choose the best type of tomato plants Source: Fix.com...
  • Cheap Fruit and Veg Cage
    on Jun 24, 2014 in 2014 season Build your greenhouse
    Our local pigeons have been having a good pecking at our cauliflowers and broccoli over the past months, despite a token number of old CD's hung on some string to scare them off. So I decided it was time I obtained a walk-in fruit cage type of struct...
  • Early June first tomatoes ready to harvest
    on Jun 22, 2014 in 2014 season
    In the second week of June we harvested our first indoor tomatoes, which I have to say tasted far better than what we had previously been buying from the supermarkets. These are Coeur De Boeuf which are a Beefsteak style of tomato, very flavoursome a...
  • Chocolate dipped strawberries
    on May 23, 2014 in 2014 season
    Now is the the time to start enjoying all the hard work in the garden by harvesting your crops, so with a spell of hot weather last weekend the outdoor strawberries have gone mad, so as well as Mrs  TK having to start making some tasty strawberr...
  • Pruning the Vines
    on May 21, 2014 in 2014 season grapes
    I pruned my vines  a while ago to leave one shoot every 6" to 8" as I had seen this on a pruning video and the idea is not to overload the plants so you end up with a better crop. My dilemma now is do I then just leave one bunch on each shoot an...
  • Mid May in the Poly-tunnel and Garden
    on May 12, 2014 in 2014 season
    The weather is still very unsettled but luckily no frost, however it has been hard on some early planted outdoor crops with all the wind and rain here in Brittany. I have used the frame from the mini greenhouse that I had in the poly-tunnel to shelte...
  • 3 for 2 offer on packets of seeds from Suttons - ends today!
    on Apr 30, 2014 in OFFERS
     Please note this offer has now ended, but Suttons always have other offers so well worth checking out their website.  I ordered some seeds from Suttons the other day and though some seeds were out of stock as I had not been charged for the...
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