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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:31 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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pretty hard to see, I hope you got your glasses on


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:45 pm 
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just had another look, I have 3 - 4 flowers so far, just a thought, does anyone know how many cherry tomatoes you get on one bush??


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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Lots. They are usually prolific


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bender wrote:
Lots. They are usually prolific




yep - that is about right!

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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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just had 2 thoughts,

1. when they start flower how long do they start to get fruit.
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2. how do you know when the tomato plant stops fruiting??


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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just saw my first fruit coming.


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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when cherry tomato's go red, how big should I let them grow before picking??


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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Pick them as soon as they look ripe. Their growth will slow right down as they begin to ripen.
Yours are well ahead of mine - must go and have another look :gard5


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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ok, what aren't yours growing??


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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Mine have flowers but they went in late and I am much further South than you are.


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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I have cherry tomatoes starting to ripe, but something is getting to them,
I had dad over and I showed him and he said you need to get something to stop the bugs getting to them.
I was talking to a mate and asked him is there anything that you can make yourself, to stop the pest getting to them.
has anyone got any ideas


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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A lot of people who do not want to use store bought insecticides on tomatoes spray with a mix of dishwashing detergent and water or dishwashing detergent and vegetable oil. Also planting basil, lavender or thyme with tomatoes is meant to keep some insects away.


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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I have had 7 ripe ones and all have black spot with a pin hole,
I have had a talk to someone and he told me to pick them when they are orange or yellow and they will ripen on the kitchen bench.

or he said can spray them with veg. oil and dishwashing liquid, I had some up today, but I am wondering when and how many times a day to spray them.


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 Post subject: Re: cherry tomatos
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Are you sure it is a bug? It looks a bit like blossom end rot (soil calcium deficiency). Is the black spot on the side or the bottom?


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