Tuesday, 13 January 2009


The hot hot weather has been good for some of the tomatoes. They are ripening fast and it's wonderful to go outside and pick one, fresh and warm from the sun, and put it in a sandwich with some homemade bread and fresh mesclun salad.

Unfortunately, not all of the tomatoes have been so well behaved. Some of them have formed these black patches at the base of the fruit. I can't think why... it's happening on different plants, and it's been so hot and dry lately it can't be mildew. I don't think it's too much water forming on the fruit, as they are sheltered from rain and I make sure not to wet the foliage when I water. Does anyone have any ideas what causes this?

I got some Thrive Soluble Flower & Fruit to feed my plants with and it's terrible! Above you can see the residue left in my watering can after using it. The rose was blocked and I had to remove it and give the whole thing a good rinse out. I think I'll go back to using Miracle Gro!


  1. Hello, Your top lot of tomatoes look good, not too sure what's going on with the others but I think it could be blossom end rot which can be caused by over fertilising or fluctuations in water/feeding, sorry not too sure about the remedy except try to keep the water consistant. Good luck! Also the crochet in the above post is devine, hope you get it done on time!

  2. Yummm!! Those tomatoes look good!
    Thanks for entering my tatting giveaway for OWOH! Good luck to you. I hope you do learn to tat after all your wanting to for over a year! :)

    I've already entered your giveaway for the darling house.



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