You may remember my Tomato Troubles post from three weeks ago. I explained how I'd sown my tomatoes on the 8th of March and pricked them out on the 26th of March, after which they'd hardly grown and looked quite pale and yellowing. I thought it may be down to the compost not having enough nutrients in it, so I bought some new compost and repotted them.
Since then, they've come on leaps and bounds. This is what they looked like on the 4th of May, they'd really got their colour back after being given fresh compost and they'd started growing again too. This is just a fortnight after the original photos of the anaemic looking plants were taken.
They'd grown so well in that fortnight that they were ready to be potted on again. Here they are in their slightly larger pots.
It doesn't look as though their ordeal has held them back much, in fact, they're growing at such a pace that they're nearly ready for potting on again. This photo was taken ten days ago and the growth spurt since then is amazing.
I wasn't sure if the plants would ever recover, and I also lost three of them when I originally repotted them, it looked like damping off, so I quickly sowed some more seed.
They've also grown well, have been pricked out and have got a few true leaves now, but they're lagging behind the other plants so I don't know if they'll mature in time to give me a harvest, but at least most of the original plants have survived. Fingers crossed that it's a great year for tomatoes.
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