07 July, 2008

Tomato plants - Hanging Basket

It's been a couple of years now since we last grew tomatoes at home, this time Flyingpops came up with a radical idea to prevent sharing at least half the crop with slugs and snails, putting the plants in hanging baskets -
Tomato Plants #4
- and it's been incredibly successful, taking advice from a gardener at Horley car boot sale (where we bought the plants), we planted them in the contents of a grow bag (just tore it open and popped it on top of a plastic lining), then let them grow four good sets of side branches and then simply pinched out the growing top -
Tomato Plants #1
- and we already have some fruit! However, I must say, the plant that we put into a regular pot seems to be much more healthy than the hanging basket ones, but I think the trade off is a good one considering the total immunity from slimy pests... ;)
Tomato Plants #3
More pics later when we have some juicy red coloured things to show off... ;)


Ys said...

our tomatoe plant looks horrid, like it's dying or something so i was very pleasantly surprised when i saw some flowers budding on it. i may grow tomatoes successfully yet!

congratulations on yours :)

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Just pull off the nasty yellow bits, you always get a few...also make sure you give it some food (twice a week from now on) now you have flowers... ;)