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Is it ripe yet? When to harvest your crops...

…to finish ripening them off of the tree. If allowed to fully ripen on the tree, the core begins to break down becoming soft and mushy, so they are best harvested slightly under-ripe. Most are ready to pick if the fruits part easily from the tree when given a gentle twist. Finish ripening on slats in…

How to grow tomatoes

not to expose the plants to frost, cold winds and draughts as this may kill them. Cherry Tomatoes Plum Tomato Heirloom Tomatoes Medium (Normal) Tomatoes Beefsteak Tomato Tomato Gardener's Delight Tomato 'Il San Marzano Lungo Tomato Brandywine Tomato Ferline Tomato Legend Tomato Gartenperle Tomato

Facebook questions Jan 13th 2012

…there any chemical or any means to slow the ripening of tomatoes? Answer: Hi Ungulu, there are chemicals available to commercial growers and shippers to prevent fruit ripening but these aren’t available for use by home gardeners. Tomatoes are ripened by the presence of ethylene gas, produced…

What to do in the garden in August

…Manager) says... The recent period of summer heat will have worked wonders on ripening spring planting onion bulbs (and shallots). The leaves should be yellowing and falling over as August progresses, but do not break the leaves as this can cause infection/disease to enter the neck of the bulb…

What to do in the garden in July

…encourage branching. * • Pinch out tomato side shoots each week. Cut off any leaves growing below the lowest ripening fruit trusses to improve air circulation and prevent diseases. * • Boost your tomato crop by regularly feeding them with dilute tomato fertiliser once a week. If leaves…

How To Grow Strawberries

…Carrot & Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato…

How to Grow Chilli Peppers

…and long sunny days to ripen properly. From an early sowing, this should not be a problem, but later sowings in the UK may leave your peppers feeling the chill as summer days begin to shorten. If your crop has yet to ripen, bring your plants indoors and let them ripen on a warm sunny windowsill.…

Facebook Question and Answer session 11th July 2014

…grew a fig tree from a fruit I bought. 6ish years on its 6ft - it set 8 fruits this year but they're not ripening and are dropping off one by one - will I never get fruit because they're not getting fertilised? * Sue - T&M Horticultural Expert * Hello Pauline. Unfortunately fig trees that are…

How To Grow Pumpkins

…tray. When growing pumpkins you can help the fruits to ripen by removing any foliage that is shading them. In cool seasons you may need to harvest pumpkins a few weeks before Halloween and bring them into a warm room to help them ripen in time. How to use pumpkins * Table decorations - Use small…

How To Grow Fruit Trees

…Fruit Trees * The aim of pruning a fruit tree is to create a well formed tree, with well spaced branches which are not overcrowded. This allows plenty of light to enter to ripen the fruit and also encourages good air circulation which reduces the spread of disease. It is important to get this…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 22nd February 2013

…Sarah and good luck with next year's display! Name: Cheryl Maclaren Question: Ok..last year I tried to grow tomatoes. They grew well but the awful summer meant they never really ripened. Do I try again this year or is there a variety that will thrive even in the wettest and closest of summers? I…

Damping Off

…expectancy. From coloured photographs in catalogues and on seed packets they think immediately of wonderful displays of bedding plants or of tomatoes ripened on the plant and used for a salad. However, a lot can happen between seed sowing and the final crop especially in the early stages. Seedling…

Facebook Question and Answer Session 27.06.14

…Mould is a real nuisance, particularly during periods of humid weather. It often infects the plant through the flowers and is not obvious until the berries begin to ripen. At this point the berries begin to rot and the fungus is clearly visible on the fruits. Unfortunately, there are no approved…

What to do in the garden in October

…the ground and make a cut across the stem to encourage a flush of smaller leaves. * • Any plants with green tomatoes or peppers remaining can be hung upside down indoors to ripen. * • Protect autumn cauliflower heads from frost by wrapping the outer leaves around them and securing with…