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Rain & Snails

The good news is the rain has come, which the garden really likes.

And the beans have started to sprout! (pic left)

The not-so-good news is that the snails have come out. See before (middle) and after (right) pics above!


Tomato Maintenance

Pinching off tomato shoots (bottom right) helps to get the bush grow taller.

This means you are removing the main stem, forcing the plant to grow two new stems from the leaf nodes below the pinch or cut.

As seedlings, when they are 100-150mm tall, pinch them back to force new growth. This doesn’t affect fruiting because the plant is young and hasn’t bloomed.

Tomato plants can be pinched again as soon as new growth grows 50-75mm, if necessary.


Until next time,


The Gardener