Friday, 20 May 2016

I'll catch them all

I will, I'll catch all those side shoots on the tomatoes when they appear. I've noted down every other day in my Filofax - 

"Pick out side shoots."

That should do it.

Every year I always miss a few and great long stems appear that I haven't the heart to cut off, so my greenhouse has string everywhere to hold up all the extra leggedy bits. Not any more.

No it didn't do it. Every day I have to check each plant and nip out those shoots. They grow at an extraordinary pace. This little blighter is 2 days old - I missed it!

Now it's  -

"Pick out the side shoots every day."

I'll catch them all!



  1. This is something I need to do.

    1. I think I do as well! Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Ah, I always make myself the same promise, but the plats get away from me. Every. Time.

    Maybe I need to be more diligent too...

  3. My husband says he's been cutting some off, but needs to do more.

  4. String around the tomato plants is just an everyday occurrence around here. Good luck.

    God bless.

  5. I never do it, though I know I should! Tomato jungle is what I end up with!!


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