The ups and downs of the tomato plants

Earlier in the summer, I reported that my tomatoes were struggling. Then the plant in the pot near the pond leapt ahead and is now laden with tomatoes.

Unfortunately, it has been somewhat neglected and apart from being parched it has been badly bashed by the wind. Also, some of the tomatoes seem to have blossom end rot.

On the other hand, the plant in the raised bed, which seemed to be dying after producing one tomato, has suddenly started to grow again. So, with any luck, it might just produce more fruit before the first frosts. Even green fruit would be most welcome.

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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15 Responses to The ups and downs of the tomato plants

  1. Our tomatoes in pots were blown down in the storms, but have recovered. May yours do the same

  2. Good luck – I hope you get some. September usually provides good tomato growing weather.

  3. Lavinia Ross says:

    We had a cool start to summer, and our tomatoes held back for a long time, with a few unhappy ones. They seem to have recovered and are finally coming in.

  4. gaiainaction says:

    Glad that they did took off in the end Helen, homegrown tomatoes are the tastier and the best. I also planted some cucumber and marrow plants early in summer, they did nothing all summer, and finally there is one fruit starting to fill out, looks more like some sort of pumpkin though 🙂

  5. Over Soil says:

    I wanted to comment on the next post, but you had disabled comments. So here is a brief of what I wanted to say: I rescued an injured pigeon from Bristol, brought it home to Wales and got it well, built it an aviary to recover fully in and on leaving it stayed around a while, but shortly after a bird of prey spotted it. Just recalling it makes for a facepalm and slow wipe down the face.

  6. Karen says:

    Tomatoes can be so challenging to grow…I do hope you get a couple before the weather changes.

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