• Brandywine Tomatoes

    24th June 2011In The GreenhouseStephanie Donaldson

    The tomatoes have reached the greenhouse roof

    The tomatoes have all set four trusses and I have pinched out the growing tips as they are bumping their heads against the roof.  I had a bit of an accident with one of the trusses when I was tying them in and the stem bent rather alarmingly.  I rushed indoors, cut the leg off an old pair of tights and tied the truss back in place with a small cane as a splint.  Four days on it is absolutely fine – because tomatoes graft easily, this type of repair is generally successful provided you act quickly.