Saturday, 8 May 2010

Tomatoes

I don't know what it is, but it don't look good.....

5 comments:

Jonathan said...

You've put the wind up me! (I'm trying to grow tomatoes for the first time in years.) When you left for England did you let it know you were coming back? It looks like it just pined away. And what's the metal rod?

My instinct says start again somewhere else on the plot. Better luck with your other plants.

Cogitator said...

This is my first time with tomatoes too. I don't know but perhaps I didn't harden them off well enough, and the recent cold has finished them off. Or perhaps they dried out, but I think the ground is damp enough under the surface.

They haven't recovered, despite copious watering, over the last few days, either.

The metal rod is a spiral plant stake. You wrap the plant around the spiral as it grows, to stop it falling over. I think I might have wasted 90 cents though :(

the fly in the web said...

I think you need to wait a bit longer before you put them out. Temperamental beasts, tomatoes.

Cogitator said...

I have that feeling too, Fly. They germinated indoors during the warm spell, and they did this during the recent cooler weather.

@eloh said...

Poke it with a stick...

We have had 80 and 90 degree weather for well over a month... tonight we are finally having our "Blackberry winter" or "Tomato frost". By the end of this week people will start putting out their tomato plants.

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