If you haven’t done it yet it’s time to start feeding your Tomatoes in order to give them that lovely deep Tomatoey taste. A high-potash feed is what you need and there are several options you can go for.
An off-the-shelf fertilizer like Tomorite, an organic Tomato fertilizer, Comfrey tea or you can even use seaweed fertilizer too.
I’m using Tomorite at the moment but I might give a more organic product a go, just to make me feel better. Either way your Tomatoes need a bit of extra help at this stage of their growth.
I mixed up a large batch of diluted feed (using tomorite) in my water butt a few days ago. When I poured a 600 ml bottle of concentrate feed into the 100 litre butt, the water went super cloudy.
Any ideas what caused this reaction? The plants don’t seem to mind it at all.
The water in my area is quite hard, and i’ve had to resort to using it as there’s been precious little rain in the past few months. Could it be something to do with the calcium in the water?
I have been using organic fertiliser, liquid spray for foliage and pellets for roots and soil. ~bangchik
It’s remembering to feed regularly that I have trouble with!
I’ve fed my windowsill tomatoes a few times now and was rewarded the other day by getting to munch on the first two. They may have been tiny but they were bursting with flavour!
I’ve found the Chase organic tomato feed from the Organic Gardening Catalogue good.
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Am using tomorite and we’re getting lovely plants. Our neighbour keeps his in a greenhouse and couldn’t believe that our plants which are kept outside seem to be much stronger and vigorous than his. I also used some shredded comfrey leaves and wrapped each root ball in a big comfrey leaf when I potted them up, following a tip from Fennel and Fern.
Wow the shredded comfrey leaves sound like a great idea i’ve not used that before. I use tomorite and pellets too and have had some great results in the garden but I think the main thing is to remember to give them a regular feed.
Thanks for such great gardening advice. My tomatoes are undergoing serious blight… not sure if they can make it through the summer. You’ve inspired me to start a blog (coming along very slowly!) – a fab blog, which I’ve told lots of people to check out.
Sorry, i meant your blog was fab and i’ve told the Kent Wildlife Trust to take a look!! Thanks :-)
We’re using Tomorite – last year I decided that in mid July I would give my tomatoes a lovely feed of vintage comfrey soup but then remembered just how awful that would smell in this weather and decided against it!
Thanks for the reminder!
+1 for the Chase organic tomato feed!