Tomatoes in bloom

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender June 20, 2012 Posted Tags: , , Comment 1 Comment

Tomatoes started to flower outside finally. In this weather everything takes ages to grow outside, but at last my tomatoes started to bloom so my gloom is easing a bit, this is when I get very excited and brew my own liquid feed for the plants. I always put some half ready compost under the plants but that is never enough for the hungry tomatoes, especially on my plot where the soil is full of stones and clay.

Throughout the growing season I feed my tomatoes and peppers every week with a light green home-made feed and always have a good crop, always when there is no blight. Of course the indoor tomatoes formed the first trusses and the fruits are forming nicely, but when it starts happening outside too is when you know that summer is on the way.

More flying pollinators are around the plot too which is always a good news; I have a really messy plot and the lack of pollinators is never a problem, but this cold, wet and windy spring looked like blown all the insects away, but finally the last few days I have seen 4 different bumblebee species, honey bees and few small solitary bees and other insects too. Do you grow tomatoes outside? How are your plants doing?

One Response to “Tomatoes in bloom”

  • Sunny:

    You don’t say where you live, and that can make a BIG difference in how much secucss you would have growing in a greenhouse in winter. I live in Minnesota, where of course it gets really cold and days are short. I worked in a hydroponic greenhouse here, and we grew only greens, lettuces, kale, the winter. Spring through fall we grew tomatoes, basil, peppers and other greens, but they just won’t grow in the winter, there isn’t enough light. It also costs a lot of money to heat a greenhouse in winter, so do your homework before you make a decision. I should say that you can add supplemental lighting to a greenhouse in winter, but again it is very expensive.

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