Wednesday, 30 May 2007


Thank you Donna  for the Graphic.


Good afternoon, yet another rainy May day today seems to have been like this all week. Just thought I would come on and tell you about my summer project I am trying to grow Gardeners Delight Tomatoes. I bought the plants in Wells next the Sea last weekend and carefully brought them home in the car. They are sitting on the windowsill at the moment waiting for the weather to dry up and get a little warmer then I am going to plant them in a grow bag and put them on a south facing wall in my wee plastic greenhouse and see if they will fruit for me as I am sick of these supermarket toms with no taste.  My grandfather used to grow tomatoes many many years ago and I still remember the lovely sweet taste they had I will keep you posted and let you know how it is going. The tomatoes I am growing a the tiny ones so maybe they will be betters suited to out colder climate up here.



The above picture is a bit dark as I took it looking out of the window but it will give you an idea of the size of the plants at the moment. They are about 18" tall and a wee bit leggy but we will see what some TLC does for them. Wish me luck as it is my first attempt.
Wow the sun has just come out and gone in again but still it is drying up a bit hears hoping.   Last part of Desperate Housewives tonight all say ahhhh together  first night of BB8 no substitute but better than nothing. Take care. Love


ally123130585918 said...

Joan wish you luck with your tomatoes ~ they should do well in a grow bag ~ sitting inside your little plastic greenhouse ~ I was told to nip the tops off until they spread a bit when mine grew to tall ~ and they did come along well ~ you are so right there is nothing like a tomato grown at home and picked straight from the vine ~ they are delicious ~ Ally x

jeadie05 said...

Oh yes do keep us posted on your tomatoes,and good luck with  them Im sure thet will do well with your magic touch Jan xx

aniracj said...

Hopefully the toms, with some tlc, will produce some lovely fruit and also chunky up a bit......they do tend to be a bit leggy and straggly in the early days!!

msecz said...

Good Luck.... I hope you have manymany delicious tomatoes...yummy

sylviam4000 said...

Got just the recipe for feeding your tomato plants: Collect a shovel of sheep droppings, place in bucket, add water and leave to stand for a couple of weeks. Use resulting "liquid" to feed plants. I know you think I'm pulling your leg or potty, but it's a brilliant fertiliser for most plants. Have used it many times in past with great results.
Take care.
Love Sylvia xx

sylviam4000 said...

Forgot to say - if you take me up on sheep fertiliser - don't use the "liquid" neat, pour a little into watering can and top up can with water, then water tomatoes with it. If you use the fertiliser neat it will burn the plants. You'd end up with barbecued tomatoes lol!
Love Sylvia xx

mariealicejoan said...

Those are mighty big tomato plants!!!  I always heard that it was good to water them with some epsom salts diluted in some water.  It's supposed to make them sweeter and I know lots of people that swear by that!

jlocorriere05 said...

I used to love the tomatoes my dad grew when I was young, the smell was heavenly. You're right, supermarket tomatoes have no taste, probably just a hybrid crop which is grown for it's heavy fruiting, what do they care if they have no taste! Hope yours grow and taste lovely! Jeannette xx  

ekgillen said...

Good luck with your tomatoes!!  One of my best friends and my FIL both grow tomatoes during the summer so I have had to do it myself!  They always have excess.  By the end of the summer we are all pretty sick of looking at tomatoes. :)

jmoqueen said...

Good luck with growing the tomatoes :-)  I prefer the smaller tomatoes to be honest with you ;-)