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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 3:32 pm    Post subject: Growing cherry tomatoes Reply with quote

Hi

Does anyone know if I take the growing tip off cherry tomatoes to make the plant bushy please?

The seed packets that I have are in Russian lol

The varieties are TOMATO VILMA BALCONY and TOMATO GOLDEN CHERRY.

The stage they are at now , they have flowers and are quite tall


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No to both varieties, I would have thought.

The balcony one should be just growing into a bush, so the growing tip will only grow to a certain length,

while the Golden Cherry needs to be trained up a string or cane. Take out any side shoots on this one. You can pinch the growing tip out of the Golden Cherry when it sets around 5or6 trusses, or gets to the height of your greenhouse...
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for replying.

I had no idea what to do lol
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it too late for me to try growing tomato plants?
I have been offered a greenhouse by my uncle and not sure if it is too late to grow them.
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sowed 3 varieties from seed only two weeks ago and they should be ok. You can always buy established plants from the garden center, approx. 3 or 4 each. About 6 will do you.
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sowed a few cherry tomatoes last month and they're now 4/5 inches high and looking healthy. I want to grow them in containers outside. Would it be too early to move them out now?
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. We had a touch of frost this morning. So still a danger.
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mid May / June ?
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes around then
That's when I usually plant out most stuff
as the frost is usually gone by then
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If its really warm and sunny you could always put them outside for a breath of fresh air, so long as you bring them in late afternoon. It also hardens them up. But only do it if its warm and sunny. Don't put them out till at least late May beginning of June.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks folks
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Planting mine out this weekend, hopefully we've seen the last of the frost by now.
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't it strange all the years I've grown tomatoes and this year I can't seem to get the seeds to catch. Going to try again today.
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