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Tomato disaster

Post: #286103 Odsox
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:10 pm

After deciding to grow winter tomatoes again, it has just about ended in disaster. :oops:
I used potting compost that I had re-wetted with rainwater and it seems I introduced some sort of fungal disease. It affected the bottom leaves of the young plants but I left them growing thinking they would "grow out" of it, the leaves further away from the compost would be less likely to succumb.
But I was wrong and have finally admitted defeat. I've moved them into an empty conservatory so that the pathetically small fruit can ripen and at least get something out of it all.

Meanwhile, seeing a disaster looming, I sowed some Stupice tomato seed to replace them, with fresh compost of course and they are coming along nicely, but I estimate I won't get any ripe fruit until the end of March.
Best laid plans .. and all that.

Sick Totem toms
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Replacement healthy Stupice toms
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Re: Tomato disaster

Post: #286108 doofaloofa
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:45 pm

This is nearly as bad as the Great Cucumber Emergency of 88
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Re: Tomato disaster

Post: #286110 Green Aura
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:03 pm

Oh dear.
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Re: Tomato disaster

Post: #286127 Flo
Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:29 pm

Some people really should know better?

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Re: Tomato disaster

Post: #286128 Odsox
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:10 pm

Flo wrote:Some people really should know better?

No, some people never learn Flo.
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