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How are your tomatoes doing? 2017


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:43 am    Post subject: How are your tomatoes doing? 2017 Reply with quote

First sampling of tomato fruit today, not perfect shape but very good tasting indeed - seedless, mild and soft flesh. variety Anna Russian, sown on 11th of March, seeds bought from eBay - very poor germination rate 1/3.



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This year I bought 10 'Sakura' tomato plants from DT Brown. I have had them before and they are lovely, sweet large cherry toms. Mine are always a little late as the greenhouse is on the west side of a large hedge and doesn't get sun until midday.

I have quite a few tiny toms but no ripe ones yet. I am going to try Epsom salts in with their usual feed. I experimented with it last year and seemed to get sweeter fruit as a result. Might try five with and five without.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done, when did you plant them.

I have 6 gardeners delight vines in my greenhouse that I just topped off at 5 trusses yesterday. There are a good few green fruits but I won't be sampling for a number of weeks yet.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 15 plants in the greenhouse, 7 different varieties. Picked the first two fruits only this week, loads more to follow.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wexford is always top of the class, I have to wait at least a fortnight for a taste if we get sun.

On the other hand my ORGANIC (no spray) Orla spuds are delicious.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lius wrote:
Wexford is always top of the class

In more ways than one!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Lius, don't encourage him! I was going to say something along the same lines (he must be getting more sun than us, my tomatoes are a few weeks off ripening too. But don't tell him that Laughing Laughing )
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You just did. Way better down south.
PS I seen your laments on your Fermanagh monsoon season in June. Could be worse as you could be living in Donegal.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm at our "summer" house in Portrane and its reminding me of a particular Father Ted Episode 😆😅
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you playing I spy in a caravan?
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We are way past caravans and board games, its catchup day on Better Call Saul with a bottle of JAMESON Black Barrel
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Are you playing I spy in a caravan?
Think I'd rather be doing that than painting the hall!

Just watered the tomatoes. Might not be that long before we get to sample them. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good so far. This variety is Red Cherry and is cropping well. Albeit slightly out of focus.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: O M G Reply with quote

At last, one tomato decided to get the party started.

I can't wait for more Very Happy



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a long vine Lius.
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