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The Tomato Growing Thread 2019

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by JWK, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. JWK

    JWK Gardener

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    To share our experiences and help each other in growing the most popular fruit in the world.

    Let's hope we have another good growing season like last year.

    Last year's discussion here:
    THE TOMATO GROWING THREAD 2018
     
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    • JWK

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      This year I will be growing:
      Black Cherry (My favourite last year - savoury and long lasting and prolific large black cherry)
      Floridity (Firm tangy - winner of RHS Taste Test Trial)
      Gardener's Delight (Traditional all time favourite - from a 2005 stock line - tasty and tangy)
      Golden Crown (Yellow mellow taste)
      Oh Happy Days (Beefsteak Blight Resistant - first time growing for me)
      Suncherry (Exception yield of small red cherries)
      Sungold (Tasty golden fruit)
       
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      • WeeTam

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        And we're off !
         
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        • JWK

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          PS I'm not encouraging people to start sowing now, without grow lights they will soon go leggy and weak. Mid March would be about right for the majority.
           
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            Trying Crimson Crush this year, undercover and outside, mostly outside. Also growing Shirley, Sungold and probably one more as yet undecided.

            With reference to sowing too early as JWK says, if your thinking about getting going sooner rather than later...please view this first.. Sowing seeds too early.

            Steve...:)
             
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              Hi All I am growing this year
              Juane Flamme (Fruity any tangy)
              Sungold (everyone knows this one)
              Capprica ( a show tomato just something different)
              Shirley ( good old standby basket filler)
              Tigrella (tangy and sweet)
              Steak Sandwich ( the only big tomato with great taste I can grow this far north)
              Two strains of Gardeners delight courtesy of JWK
              First seeds sown January 15th only a few to get early toms
              Regards Sandy
               
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                Spruce Glad to be back .....

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                Hi All ,

                for 2019 I will be growing:

                Manx Marvel
                Alicante
                Sakura
                Big Pink

                Not sowing till the end of March I go with the seasons

                Spruce
                 
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                • JWK

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                  Whoo hoo! Welcome back @Spruce :)
                   
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                    Hi John Hows you , I think you may see a couple of other soon fingers crossed

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                      Anybody need any "Manx Marvel" seeds pm me

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                        I wouldn't mind some please but wont sow them until March ....trying to work out how to pm you? :scratch:
                         
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                          Hi Spruce :):) x
                          Ive germinated Outdoor Girl & Sugar plum F1,also just up today are Jwk's Gardeners Delight :) that he kindly sent me,thank you xx
                          Grow light is ready :hapfeet:
                           
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                            Tumbling Tom alternative?
                            I've been growing tumbling toms(red) for ages with no complaints and already have seeds for this year, I'd like to try a different variety along side it this year, any recommendations please.
                             
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                              Freddy Miserable git, well known for it

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                              Quite a coincidence, I’m in the same boat :)
                               
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