2014 Tomato Growing

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  1. JWK

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    Here we go for 2014, please post your experiences :)

    The most popular varieties grown by our members in 2013 were:
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    14              Gardeners Delight
    10              Sungold F1
     8               Moneymaker
     7               Alicante
     6               Sungella
     5               Maskotka
     4               Angelina's Bulgarian Beauty
     4               Black Cherry
     4               Black Krim
     4               Ferline F1
     4               Rosada
     4               San Marzo
     4               Shirley
    
    Last year's thread has the full list here:
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/2013-tomato-growing.48555/

    If you haven't yet decided what to grow then the Taste Test thread will help you choose a nice tasty variety:
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/tomato-taste-test-2013.54203/

    The Tomato Seed Swap thread might help you get some free seeds:
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/tomato-seed-swap-2013.53960/
     
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      I'll update this second post as the season progresses with a list of varieties grown in 2014 :)
       
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        many thanks for setting out the plan of action for 2014 JWK...:dbgrtmb:
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          Thanks John:dbgrtmb:
           
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            Thanks John. Let's skip Christmas and move on to next years growing season! :)
             
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                  I've started already:doh:I've a couple of 'Red Cherry' on the go and another 4 waiting in the wings...it's more out of curiosity to see if i can succeed as i didn't think it was possible to grow toms 'out of season'...I do know of one GC member that grows them successfully and although way more experienced than i in Tom growing i had to give it a shot...I probably need help on the way:please::dbgrtmb:
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                    Are they in your greenhouse Loli?
                     
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                    Yes John tucked up in the propagator at 20 degrees under my DIY 'grow light'...I'm going to rig some kind of set up in the conservatory when they get too big...(too big she says with confidence:whistle:)
                     
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                      Who's in charge of THERAPY here then? :heehee:
                       
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                        You may scoff Kristen my lad:catapult:....
                        Erm.... do give me a shout when you want some nice ripe EARLY tomatoes i'll be more than happy to oblige :dbgrtmb::whistle:
                        (:phew:...Blimey i'm going to have to start going to church...think i need divine intervention for this one) :whistle: Sorry just thinking out loud:heehee::dbgrtmb:
                         
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                            If you only want to grow a few plants then go for a tried and trusted tasty tomato, Gardener's Delight will not let you down. Right now (till midnight 2nd Jan) there is a very good deal, 5 plug plants for £1.99 delivered (you choose the delivery date Mar-May 2014). That's cheaper than a packet of seeds plus you save the time and effort sowing etc:

                            http://www.brooksidenursery.co.uk/cherry-tomato-gardeners-delight-pack-of-5-plug-plants-131-p.asp

                            Thanks to @HarryS for spotting the free P&P. The caveat is no-one on GC has used this nursery before, so any feedback would be useful.
                             
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                              Here's what I've started so far...planted these yesterday....

                              mrs maxwells pink beefsteak

                              Coeur de beouf tomato

                              indigo rose blue tomato....trial

                              kardia karpos red f5 tomato....trial

                              big orange from amuz tomato

                              black seaman tomato

                              amish paste tomato

                              Bulgarian tomato

                              Croatian bullheart tomato

                              Egyptian tomato

                              Oregon spring tomato

                              McClintocks big pink tomato


                              Started some pepper seeds yesterday too.....more to come.
                               
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