TOMATO GROWING THREAD 2020

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  1. lolimac

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    Thanks for that John,I have some to hand but forgotten about it until your reminder:thumbsup:
    The soil is probably pretty naff in the GH as it's never been cultivated but I'll titivate and hope we all have a good crop this year:dbgrtmb:
     
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      Tomatoes will put up with naff soil Loli, if it's compacted just fluff it up a bit with a fork. It may need some feed otherwise they will do OK. I plan to do the same as my delivery of Wickes compost is unlikely to happen.
       
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      Looks like LBS will still deliver, although web site says there might be a delay.

      I buy from them by the pallet (last purchase was 2015) . Last lot I had I put in the shed, and the Squirrels stashed their Acorns there, so all I grew for a while was Oaks ... was running out so I ordered some more and to avoid Vermin I've put them in the potting shed ... and now can't move in there!

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      Their website is absolutely pants. It says lowest price is £16.88 - which of course would be a fortune for 75L ... but actually its £7.73 if you buy a pallet. I dare say Wicks is cheaper, but the Pro stuff has been incredibly consistent for me, bag-to-bag and batch-to-batch.
       
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      I have opted for moneymaker and sungold, they are quite nice sturdy plants now. When do you plant out in an unheated greenhouse? Is it too soon?

      Thank you
       
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      When the temperature won't fall below 10C at its lowest ... so "not yet" unless you have some heat in there.
       
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        I plant mine around mid-May in an unheated greenhouse.
         
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          Has anyone go recommendations for a small yellow/white lemon tomato please,like the ones you get in the mixed tubs in tesco,i love them,thanks x
           
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            "ildi" upto 80 fruits a truss...

            Steve...:)
             
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              Thank you for your replies, Is there anything I can grow in a greenhouse before I put my tomatoes in there? I was thinking maybe carrots or beets for baby roots?
               
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                I Autumn-plant Chard for Spring cropping, and by the time they are getting in the way of the developing inter-planted Toms the outdoor stuff is coming on stream.

                I have grown spring crops of Dwarf French beans in greenhouse - as forerunner ... sorry! ... to outdoor Runners. Not so sure about timing of those wrt Toms though. One option might? be to pot on the Toms with intention of planting out later, mid to late June maybe?, allowing earlier crops to be in place longer.
                 
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                  In unheated greenhouse before tomatoes go in I grow salad, radishes, spring onion, dills.
                   
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                    There isn't enough time for those to get to a reasonable size unfortunately. I would go for really fast growing leafy crops like lettuce, spinach and rocket (lives up to its name) and you should get a crop of radish too.
                     
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                      Spuds? Its OK, I've got my coat already ...
                       
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                        Hi All,

                        Not been on for a while due to a number of issues, and not being doing a great deal in the garden regarding growing my own. With the current situation I have found myself like most others looking to fill time and have got back in the garden. I sowed money maker and sweet millions 2 weeks ago, but have had 0 germination. I usually buy my plants, but will not be able to get any. I have no seeds left and online ordering is quoting 2 week delivery time, which I am guessing will be too late to get a decent crop. Any ideas where I can get plants or seeds from? All GC are closed. I have tried the local FB Page and had 0 replies to my post.

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                        Rusty
                         
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