Product Type: Vitax garden chemicals
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Levington Liquid Tomorite
Author Name: superness11
Levington Liquid Tomorite
Advantages: helps them grow
Disadvantages: its not organic
Last year I wanted to grow 100% organic tomatoes so I did not use any fertiliser at all and just used the good old sunshine and rain to grow my little crop. Alas this was not enough and I ended up with a bunch of grape sized hard green tomatoes which were embarrassing and inedible. This year I decided that I needed a little bit of help so I roped it Levington Tomato food.
==Price and availability==
The product costs around £3.48 pounds and you can buy it from Wilkinson's which is where I picked up my bottle from.
==Description and directions==
The red capped bottle contains 1Lt of tomato food in liquid form. The cap on the top is child safe so you need to push down to screw it off. The bottle contains a mixture of essential elements including magnesium which is important for the plants as encourages the fruit to be plumper and full of flavour. To use the product you should add 20ml of the liquid to your watering can and add 4.5 L of water. I used the product as soon as my plant started to bud and I used it every three days but I watered my plants a little more frequently than that as tomatoes need a lot of water.
I have grown salad tomatoes and some burly beef ones as Dolmio the pasta sauce sent me a packet of free seeds. I do not often use beef tomatoes but I thought I would grow them anyway. Firstly I would like to point out that my tomato plants had a much more potent, tomato smell this year, the slightest of breeze in the garden that rustled the plant leaves gave rise to a delicious tomato scent that smelled so fresh and delicious. I knew that this years crop was going to be much more successful from the off set. As soon as plants got quite tall and in the early budding stages I used the product. I had so many flowers and the tomatoes started forming quite quickly. There were so many tomatoes, one branch had nine tomatoes forming at one point! I would wake up every morning and there would be larger tomatoes and yes, they started to turn a lovely soft rose colour. I allowed some to ripen on the plants and picked them but I also picked some of the vines so that I could share them with my parents. They placed the vines in the window and allowed the sun to turn them a lovely deep red. I believe that the tomato food was to thank for the lovely tomatoes which tasted wonderful. I had less success with the beef tomatoes as I did not get as many but they were also big and juicy and tasted delicious in hot tomato soup.
Summary: A good useful product
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