Greenhouse Posts

Here is a list of all of our posts about our greenhouses & polytunnel.

  • 2020 – Largest Tomato - Today we picked the largest tomato of the year. Marizol Gold always produces a few large fruit but this year it seems to have excelled itself. 846 grams (1lb 14 oz in old money) on a plant that has been … Continue reading
  • Tomato Problems – Wilt - With September with us, I was hoping that the tomato season would be extended through this month and into (at least) next. I usually get tomatoes all the way through until mid-November with the late beefsteak varieties providing something all … Continue reading
  • August 2020 – Report so far - Most things are doing fine. The tomatoes are cropping well with much the same weight of tomatoes as the previous couple of years so far. The 2018 crop seemed to peak in a few weeks time so it will be … Continue reading
  • Tomato Problems – Bacterial Canker - This year (2020) as every year, my plants seem to wilt with the leaves dying back. This year it seems slightly worse than normal but I keep going through cutting off the affected leaves and hoping for the best. However, … Continue reading
  • Cherry Tomatoes in July - As the tomatoes start ripening, I’m pleased to see that we’ve grown a range of different colours, particularly in the cherry varieties. The standard and beefsteak tomatoes are yet to really start doing anything but here’s a picture of the … Continue reading
  • July 2020: First Tomatoes ripening - I’m not sure if its just because we are in partial lockdown (we were partially freed yesterday but that doesn’t make me want to go out unnecessarily) but I think I’m watching the tomatoes more closely than usual. Whilst the … Continue reading
  • End June 2020: The Tomato Journey so far - Surprisingly its now 106 days since I sowed most of my tomatoes. Fruit is now set on all but six of the thirty or so cultivars that I sowed but there’s no reason to suspect that the rest won’t set … Continue reading
  • Blight in my greenhouse? - If there’s one word that strikes fear into tomato growers, it has to be “blight”. More people seem to be looking on the internet trying to see if they have blight than almost any other problem. The reason is simple, … Continue reading
  • Tomato Progress & Selection - I’m always trying to think of different ways to compare the different cultivars. In the early days (when I was even keener) I weighed the harvest from each of the different cultivars to see whether there were significant differences that … Continue reading
  • Growing my Tomatoes in lockdown - I’m not sure if I grow tomatoes in the same way as other people. My desire (usually) is to grow as many different varieties as I can fit into the available space and, because of the weather in the UK, … Continue reading