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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:04 pm    Post subject: Tomato Seed Reply with quote

As I am now planning for the year ahead, Which Tomato variety do most use. I currently use moneymaker. I will be growing them in a greenhouse.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi dave
moneymaker are the old favourite and a great tomato.i also like ailsa craig if you have the space its worth a go
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ta forest flame. I hope to put up a 16ft by 27ft polytunnel this year so might try the ailsa craig also.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great stuff good luck with the tunnel and most of all enjoy the whole experience.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gardeners Delight and Golden Sunrise this year. both cherry tom's. high yielding and easy to maintain.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive planted Gardeners delight and moneymaker although this year 2012 was very bad cold early on and no pollinators flying should have hand pollinated them myself when I was doing the pumpkins, ah well thats the fun of it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are people already sowing tomatoes? I bought a heating mat for my propagator, as my house is minimally heated.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year had Golden Sunrise, Tigerella, Venus and Sweet n Neat and they all took a while to ripen but lovely when they got there. Tigerella my favourite of those
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i,ve sown cabbage underlights this week. 45 in total. wont be sowing tomato,s for a good month. planted garlic outdoors yesterday!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year I have good results with Gardeners Delight and other cherry ones. I sow them in February and they were in a windowsill in the house until May. Then, the tomato plants were in a plastic greenhouse in my garden and I don't have too much Sun here.

This year I am going to go for the Black Krim and black cherry.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took the bull by the horns today and made a start with some seeds. Put in two dozen ailsa craig tomato. See what happens.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trying a variety called Superb, and another called Harbinger, and also some of the reliable beefsteak Marmande...
They're all up and growing, but with the low light levels due to the constant dull weather, I'm hoping they don't get too leggy...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leggy tomato seedlings aren't usually a problem for me. I actually encourage leggyness by re-potting them into a pot only half full of soil. As the seedling grows over the rim to reach the light, I gradually fill the pot to the top. Since tomatoes grow roots from the stem, I find this gives them good strong roots.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nibbler wrote:
Leggy tomato seedlings aren't usually a problem for me. I actually encourage leggyness by re-potting them into a pot only half full of soil. As the seedling grows over the rim to reach the light, I gradually fill the pot to the top. Since tomatoes grow roots from the stem, I find this gives them good strong roots.


That seems like a good idea
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apprentice explains it...have only started planting this year but i bought 3 tomato plants today...and bought some tomato feed also...just put them into bigger pots ia there anything else i should be doing?
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