Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Flowering too early?

I wanted to put some shots online to get people's opinions on whether some of them have set flower too early? I'm a bit worried they wont grow any taller. Only the more bushy variety appearing to be doing this. I've pinched out every side shoot that's appeared so far...


The non bushy non flowering yet plant is at the top.

So what's been going on over the weekend with the little chaps? Well, we've had a lot of rain in Hamburg, which has been tough for them, and the wind has been blowing strong. But, we had some sunshine late this afternoon and early this evening, and as you can see they look very healthy in the sunshine. Let's hope that Hamburg delivers some more sun over the coming months. Thanks to the advice of a certain Mrs. Chambers we might also be planting some other 'Gemüse' of the cucumbers and peppers variety over the next few weeks. Will keep you posted.


  1. Can you comfortably leave them out wind, rain or shine? Or are you still having to bring them indoors in extreme conditions?

    re: flowering. Not sure, but i will ask my grandma.

  2. They seem reasonably happy in the wind, although I'm sure they would be much happier in the south of France or Italy. Or, even in South America, the native home of the tomato. These will be Hamburg tomatoes, so maybe green. But gritty little blighters which we can be proud of.