I have staggered the growing of the tomatoes this year. Last year I grew them all at once and had the fruit pretty much all at once also so this year I though to plant them out 2 months apart to see if I can get tomatoes all the way into the cooler months.
The fruit you see in the picture above is Indian River. So far it is the biggest and healthiest.
The first to colour up is the Sweetie Cherry Tomato below.
Today I have cleaned up all of the bad fruit, removed all the bottom leaves to promote good air flow and to help stop fungal problems, and fertilised and top dressed any tomatoes with roots showing, I am using the Katex Super Grow fertiliser it is a complete all rounder and has gypsum included in it I will see if this helps with the bottom rot.
San Marzano tomato with bottom rot
1 teaspoon of gypsum (calcium sulfate dihydrate) when planting your tomatoes will soon put a stop to blossom end rot or bottom end rot.
Sweetie - Tomato
Sweetie Tomato - super small and sweet. unfortunately when I moved it around a few of the green fruit fell off. This would make a great tomato for hanging as it has many branches and it already has 71 fruit on the bush and is only 75cm tall so far. Right, 10 fruit came to 28grams. Very small but so so many.