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  • #16
    Originally posted by mothhawk View Post

    If my plants are not behaving themselves, I find threatening them invariably works.
    You are Crowley from Good Omens AICM 5 courgettes
    https://goodomenslexicon.org/article...s-houseplants/

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    • #17
      My tomatoes are slowly going red but having a look through some of the posts makes me wonder if I made a mistake removing some leaves earlier on as I am beginning to think the leaves help shade the fruits on very bright days and this year has been exceptionally good, so will do things a bit different next year especially as we will have more sunshine
      it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

      Member of the Nutters Club but I think I am just there to make up the numbers

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      • #18
        It is the lack of aircraft trails in the sky.
        They were stopping global warming.
        This year is the first time I have had painful sun burn on the top of my head.
        The rest of me is not painful but the tan might cause mistakes if national security is involved.

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        • #19
          When I had this problem a few years ago I tried a few methods. With a part of my tomatoes, I've cut all leaves and lifted only tomatoes. It was ripped in four days, a good result I think. The other part I stopped watering and it ripped in a week. Tomatoes that I left, as usual, were ripped in two weeks I think.

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          • #20
            Rary I find tomatoes grow fine without leaf shade,they can get greenback when they get too much light & heat I think,my tomatoes have never had a problem like that with the direct sun & it gets hot here in Essex. Peppers like a bit of leaf shade. A watched tomato never ripens

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            • #21
              It depends what you mean by "reducing watering". I water mine at most once a day (in the evening) into trays (I grow in MFBs). If there's any water in the tray it gets missed. I think the variety makes a bigger difference to how soon you get ripe fruit than almost anything else. My experience is that Potato Leafed Indeterminate varieties come first (this year Bloody Butcher, Quedlinger Fruhe Liebe and a potato leafed F2 from Mountain Magic), and Maskotka and Kibits Ukranian for the Determinate.

              I've yet to see anything from most of the beefsteaks (except Summer Cider which seems to have been very early this year).

              Weight of fruit much the same as normal.

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              • #22
                I have to say all my tomatoes were great this year.
                Summer Cider were early for me ad well.
                Also got a great crop from Berkley Tye Dye, Orange Banana and Black Icicle.
                My first time growing all these varieties.

                And when your back stops aching,
                And your hands begin to harden.
                You will find yourself a partner,
                In the glory of the garden.

                Rudyard Kipling.sigpic

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