This winter we had some great bumper crops with some 2.5 ft trees producing up to a 12 fruits per tree.
All plants this season were grown from local seeds that were collected from local market producers.
This is great because it means that the plants genes have already acclimatized to the local area.
We have a larger success rate with tomatoes grown on our balcony in winter as the sun is lower and pours straight into the veranda and it is also protected from the cold winter breezes.
At times we can have up to 24-25 degrees on the veranda, so this means no hothouse is needed. Although it would be beneficial for the seedlings to get a real great start. Maybe next year!
This winter I only used organic seaweed and fish emulsion fertilizers and this proved mighty successful. I fertilized every fortnight right through the growth of the plants.
The seedling received a weaker solution and I increased the amount as they got larger.
All comments are extremely appreciated
Happy Gardening from Marty and Karin