growing tomatoes

  • Product Bite: Tomato Tubes

    What are Tomato Tubes :

    tomato_tubes_on_tomato_plant_in_potTomato Tubes are simple tubes of aerated, UV Stabilised polythene that you put over tomato plants.  They offer simple, inexpensive, organic crop protection for tomato plants grown outside.

    What crop are they for:

    Tomatoes that are grown outside a greenhouse.

    What's so special about it?

    The special thing about them is that they are, like so many brilliant ideas, extremely simple.  Tomato plants thrive when they are warm.  Unseasonal weather can cause havoc with outdoor tomato crops. Too much rain, too little sunshine, harsh winds, plummeting temperatures...the great British summer is not always ideal for a bumper crop of tomatoes! Even this week we are set to swing between 11 and 37 degrees!

    However, if you just pop over a length of Tomato Tube it will protect the plant from dipping temperatures as well as fruit pinching pests. it is easy to take off for the day if conditions change  for example on a super hot day and then pop it back on to retain that warmth.  The holes in the polythene will allow air to circulate around the plant giving the plant the ideal environment to boost ripening.  Great for late season toms.

    Tomato Tube comes as a 3pk of 2m lengths. Once over support the plant in the pot with canes and tie off at the top and bottom with the tie wires included in the pack.

    Find out more: 

    Related Blogs:  Read about it in use Grow at Home: Tomatoes

    Buy it Now:  See them here Tomato Tube

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    However, if you just pop over a length of Tomato Tube it will protect the plant from dipping temperatures as well as fruit pinching pests. The Tomato Tube also gives the plants the ideal environment and boosts ripening.  Great for late season toms.

    Tomato Tube comes as a 3pk of 2m lengths. Once over the plant it can be supported in the pot with canes and tied off at the top and bottom with the tie wires included in the pack.

  • Product Bites - Tomato Tubes

    What are Tomato Tubes:

    Tomato Tubes_against_woven_fenceTomato Tubes are like a mini grenhouse for your tomato plants.  They are a tube of lightweight polythene which is fitted over the plant to give the tomatoes the warm moist environment that they need to thrive.

    They offer simple, inexpensive, organic crop protection for tomato plants grown outside the greenhouse.

    What crop are Tomato Tubes for:

    All types of tomatoes.  Anything from large corden varieties to small bush types can be successfully grown in Tomato Tubes

    Where can I use them:

    Use them outside to protect plants from changeable weather.  Unseasonal weather can cause havoc with outdoor tomato crops. Too much rain, too little sunshine, harsh winds, plummeting temperatures...the Great British summer is not always ideal for a bumper crop of tomatoes!

    What's so special about it?

    Tomato Tubes_Close_UpGrowing tomatoes can be tricky if you don't have a greenhouse.  So Tomato tubes level this playing field a little for those without the money or space for a greenhouse.

    They are an organic way of protecting tomatoes from both weather and pests.  The Tube retains warmth and moisture and also boosts ripening - great for late season toms.

    Tomato Tube comes as a 3pk of 2m lengths. Once over the plant it can be supported in the pot with canes and tied off at the top and bottom with the tie wires included in the pack.

    Find out more: 

    Related Blogs:  Read about it in use Grow at Home: Tomatoes

    Buy it Now:  See them here Tomato Tube

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    Walk this way.  Talk this way. Padding this out to make it longer.  Use them outside to protect plants from changeable weather.  Unseasonal weather can cause havoc with outdoor tomato crops. Too much rain, too little sunshine, harsh winds, plummeting temperatures...the Great British summer is not always ideal for a bumper crop of tomatoes! Unseasonal weather can cause havoc with outdoor tomato crops. Too much rain, too little sunshine

  • Product Bites: Tomato Crop Booster

    What is the Tomato Crop Booster:

    Haxnicks_Tomato_crop_booster_frame_with_cover_on_patioThe Tomato Crop Booster is a frame specifically designed for supporting tomato plants.  Properly supported plants put more of their energy into growing fruit and as a result give bigger yields.

    Accessories

    Tomatoes thrive in a warm atmosphere so a poly cover can be bought separately to turn your Tomato Crop Booster into a mini greenhouse. The cover unzips to allow easy access to the plants and has vents at the side to provide ventilation on  warmer days or you can remove it completely.

    What crop is it for:

    Tomatoes of any description but most useful for the Indeterminate or Cordon varieties that can get very heavy and need more support.

    Tomatoes are great to grow now because they are such productive plants that can really help to feed the family. Especially if you only have a small amount of space like a balcony or patio.

    Growing anything is also a great lockdown boredom buster and a fun thing to do with children uder the guise of homeschooling!

    Indeterminate or Cordon varieties

    This is your typical, tall tomato plant.  They have a single long stem and usually grow up canes or twine up to 6' (1.8m) in height.  Cordon varieties produce side shoots which need to be removed, as they appear.  If they aren't removed they will grow into large lateral branches leaving a tangled plant with a lower yield of ripe fruit.

    Where can I use it:

    You can use the Crop Booster either in your garden or allotment or on a patio or balcony.

    What's so special about it?

    Tomato_Crop_Booster_clips_and_bars_close_upThe key to this frame is the way it supports the branches with easily moveable bars.  The bars are attached with easy to move clips.  So, as the plant grows you can simply unclip and reclip to move the supporting bars without having to fiddle round with bits of string.  The branches also rest gently on the bars.  So there is no chance of them getting restricted by ties and getting damaged as a result.  This is helpful in avoiding disease too.  Scrapes and cuts caused by constricting ties can leave wounds where disease can get into the plant.

    Find out more: 

    See it in action: To see it in action head over to our YouTube channel here Tomato Crop Booster Video

    Related Blogs:  Read about it in use Grow at Home tomatoes

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    Tomato Crop Booster Frame

    Tomato Crop Booster Cover

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