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I've recently bought a small plant house The plant house faces west with one side facing south.

In this I have tomatoes Sungold, Gardener's Delight & Shirley. The latter are still green, Delight are red & ripening, but those on the lower truss of Sungold are splitting and squashy. Am I over-watering them? Watering advice for tomatoes seems conflicting - every day? when the compost feels dry?

I feed with tomato food as per instructions on bottle, and ventilate (sliding doors open all day, roof vent left open at night).
A complete novice with fruit & veg. & obviously must be doing something wrong - help!

Tomatoes (13/07/2011)Tomatoes (13/07/2011)

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  • Posted: Wed. 13th July 2011 12:07

Re: Tomatoes

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Anita,
Toms tend to split due to fluctuations with watering, usually due to heavy rain or a heavy watering after a long period of no water. Water when the compost starts to feel dry and pick you tomatoes before they are fully ripe - you won't get splitting.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 18th July 2011 21:23