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dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 24 12:59 pm    Post subject: this years tomatoes Reply with quote
    

elsie, craig and shirley sound like a z list club band

they came quite tall in 500ml pots, they are now up to the tuft in 17 lt pots and resting under a small tree after a tiring friday night out

from the nice market gardener folk who do ace veg and some "spare" veg plants

no big boys this year, probably best as it will be a short season, it has only just warmed up enough for outside toms

Nicky cigreen



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 9759
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 24 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

this year I am growing entirely from seeds I saved myself from last year - some from my own home grown tomatoes and one from organic box scheme I liked. I do understand that they wont necessarily breed true - but I think it is likely to have some qualities I like.
So my varieties this year are : sweet olive, orange cherry, yellow cherry plum, riverford red cherry, fiorento,

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 8731
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 24 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

The organic box cherry might be less likely to be an F1, hopefully 🙂

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 24 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I bought Roma...a good shape for slicing for salads or sandwiches, and a good cooker as well.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 24 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I'm not doing tomatoes this year. With work and not being too well, my gardening is just what I feel I can manage this year. I am hoping to grow peas and mangetout peas in the greenhouse with a couple of courgettes.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 24 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i do them for fun more than food supply, although off a sunny plant and eaten while warm is pretty good

the other thing with home-grown ones is you have control over feeding and flushing to avoid the taste problems many commercial products have

we have decided to cull two sheds and increase the area, so maybe next year i will do a wall of em

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 24 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

You should have more than enough for food supply next year then. I don't really have time or energy to look after them properly, and the greenhouse needs a rest from them this year, so have mangetout peas, a few peas (the others didn't come up), a squash and a couple of courgettes in there this year.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 24 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

elsie, craig and shirly are doing sort of ok, rather under pampered but a decent size and starting to flower

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