What a disastrous year for growing Tomatoes & Peppers!
What a disastrous year for growing Tomatoes & Peppers! I’m ashamed to post any pictures of them – or even take photos of them in the first place – let alone write about them! :-((
Garden Pearl & Gardener’s Delight seeds sown on balcony:
Germination was very good but it was the growing on of them that has been the problem! Other years I’ve had lovely plants for planting out in the middle of May – but not this year! The seedlings just sulked due to the very cold May we had!
Tomato seedlings in the kitchen:
After being potted up I moved them out onto the table in the most sheltered corner of our balcony but they made no progress at all during all of May!
Seedlings on table in corner of balcony:
Tomato Marmande seedlings just transplanted:
I took them down to the greenhouse on the allotment hoping they might pick up there, but no such luck!
I did plant some out in my own allotment, Plot 12A, a couple of weeks or so ago but even they don’t seem to have made much progress! They are all still little more than seedlings with a couple of pairs of true leaves! :-((
Tomatoes after mulching:
Tomatoes Marmande just planted out on balcony:
These were the only decent seedlings to really make any progress once in the greenhouse. I’d potted them up in 5-6" pots before bring them back home on Saturday. I planted the up in some tomato growers set atop a growbag. Hopefully I’ll get some fruit from them before the growing season comes to an end!
Sweet Pepper ‘Corno di Toro Rosso’ germinating:
Sweet Pepper seedlings repotted on balcony:
TWO MONTHS LATER!
Sweet Peppers ‘Corno di toro rosso’ with true leaves:
Even after a month in the greenhouse on the allotment they still had made next to no progress! :-((
I ended up planting some of the seedlings in the green house border:
Others I planted out in a space on Gerry’s allotment:
I noticed on Monday that the Peppers planted in the greenhouse border seem to have grown a little & look better (or is it my fanciful imagination?)
- 25 Jun, 2013
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