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Planting the tomatoes in the tunnel...


By sandra


Love it when its time to plant up the tunnel….Its a lot of work but with the OH leading the way its now all done…

Julian does the planting which is why they are all so straight…lol

We are growing 12 varieties this year it’s so hard to choose which ones and how many of each… I like the yellow and the orange ones, Ildi in particular whilst Julian prefers the Russian heritage varieties.

In August when the crop peeks family and friends help with the picking and eating and a few get to market…

As ever Ruby is making sure it all done properly.

Planting done its time to push the canes in…

Never push the canes in to close to the plant or you might damage the roots.

We use phormium leaves to tie with and find it great…its strong, biodegradable, and we can always find it as the plant grows right outside the tunnel, unlike a ball of string…where does it go?

Can’t wait to taste the first fruit..:-)

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Hi Sandra ..
very organised... well done !

.. and Ruby looks as cute as ever :o)

PS The blog I published today on TV shows ..
the Wednesday programme is about Tomato growers.

12 Apr, 2014


Very impressive Sandra.

12 Apr, 2014


I will check that out now Terra...thanks Linda..:-)

12 Apr, 2014


Oh Sandra, you work hard but all in a lovely, friendly, family environment, love it. Good luck with the toms and thanks for the tip on using the phormium leaves for tying up.

12 Apr, 2014


thanks Dawn...the phormium leaf is so strong you will be surprised..

12 Apr, 2014


they are looking strong and healthy Sandra. That's a job well done.

12 Apr, 2014


Snoop the smell is already there..:-)
they have loved the mild weather this spring..SPG

12 Apr, 2014


Good strong plants Sandra did you grow them from seed?

12 Apr, 2014


thank you Ho Julian grows them...he's like a clucking hen with

13 Apr, 2014


That's why they look so good.. :-D

14 Apr, 2014

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