What to do next with tomatoes?

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    Hi, new to growing tomatoes so please bear with me. :rolleyespink: I have 3 Beef master F1 and 1 Gardeners delight. They are currently in a unheated greenhouse and are growing at speed. As you can see from the pics the 3 Beef masters are taller. So what's next. From what I have read they need to go into bigger pots and staked but how big. Also what compost. General or I'm sure I've read ericaceous somewhere. Would I need to protect from slugs and others that are waiting in the background to munch on my plants :th scifD36: I've also read to snip off the branches coming from the main stem ? So many questions and I apologise if these have been asked before :love30: I'm so much better with flowery plants. Thanks in advance.20200623_191216.jpg20200623_191211.jpg
     
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    Just think you might get a faster response there.;)
     
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      Hi,

      You will get a bigger response in the Tom growing thread as @ pete say, but to quickly answer your questions, they should go into something like 12"+ pots or tubs, with any standard compost or mix of compost and garden soil, assuming you do not want to use growbags.

      We would let the smaller ones grow on a little more before potting on.

      Yes, if grown as Cordons you remove the side shoots, but be careful not the mistake the flower stem for sideshoots, so let both grow out a bit more to be sure.

      Use a strong cane if in the greenhouse and as tall as you can, or as some do, use the string method, you can google that.

      Use copper tape around the pots and pellets etc to help against slugs and snails though generally do not find them a problem once the get growing tall.
       
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        Brilliant @ricky101 :love30: thanks so much. I have put the original post in the tomato growing section as I'm sure I'm going to need lots of help in the future :doh:
         
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