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Chris1977

which tomato?

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Please recommend me a tomato to grow in the garden this year...

 

I will reccomend you one - Romello F1

 

expensive but really nice little cherry plum tomatoes good sweet sharp balance and heavy yields.  

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http://www.realseeds.co.uk/tomatoes_bush.html

 

any of the ones on there, groshenko are good, started them in tent, let it get to a meter tall, then outside, does very well.

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I have grown orange banana and amish paste and both were good heavy yielders. The amish paste is nice for sauce,ketchup and good as a slicer too. Not too juicy or seedy mostly meat. Same with orange banana but not as flavorful IMO. My friend liked the orange banana best last year out of 5 varieties. I don't see these on the list but german pink and mortgage lifter are both great. These are all indeterminate heirlooms so they can get huge. 

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Hey guys!

 

Personally, I would recommend Dwarf and mini tomato varieties like the Window Box or Tiny Tim.

They are super fast from seed to harvest, you don't need to stake them plus you can grow them indoors ;)

I'm currently growing this Tiny Tim from Magic Clover. 

They specialise in mini vegetables for urban gardens. https://magic-clover.com/product-category/seeds/mini-tomato-seeds/

The picture was taken outside but I'm growing indoors under LED of course (I live in Ireland)

 

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I would pollinate that using an electric toothbrush if I were you. I take the bristle attachment off and there is just a little metal thing that vibrates. Touch that to each branch that has an open flower on it and it will vibrate really good for a solid pollination.

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I don't eat tomatoes but I've been growing a few plants every year since I was maybe twenty. Because people enjoy them all ,I have no idea which is best . I sometimes germinate seeds from a tomatoe if it's supposed to be nice . Last year there were still some fruit ripening in December under glass ,but the plant very shook .They were yellow and small  but anyone that ate a few loved them .I picked some raspbereies outside in December. They're not tame though!  It's as easy as pissing ,which is why I don't buy some fruits or veg as a pack of seed costs the same as a head of lettuce .

There's only a few varieties on the supermarket and they're generic and commercial ,like everything . It'd be interesting to grow some old varieties ,or new ,but you'd get familiar with different characteristics ,and which one's bare the fruit you like or good against scab etc ,etc . Try several ,rather than one and look online . There's a nice shop/site called seedaholic. 

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1 hour ago, Cantharellus said:

I would pollinate that using an electric toothbrush if I were you. I take the bristle attachment off and there is just a little metal thing that vibrates. Touch that to each branch that has an open flower on it and it will vibrate really good for a solid pollination.

 

Thanks, that's a great tip.

I Have an oscillating fan and I shake the branches from time to time. It is pretty low-maintenance and it does the job.

I have never tried the electric toothbrush thing. I need to give it a try, see if it works better.

 

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I used to be a shaker too lol. I tried the toothbrush and I tell you now I get 90% plus flower set. Not many bees where I am at so I do my whole garden. I learned the hard way with a thin crop and I depend on it for my food in the long winter.

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3 minutes ago, Cantharellus said:

I used to be a shaker too lol. I tried the toothbrush and I tell you now I get 90% plus flower set. Not many bees where I am at so I do my whole garden. I learned the hard way with a thin crop and I depend on it for my food in the long winter.

I grow Chillies and simply tickle the flowers with a finger. Passing pollen from one flower to another and then from plant to plant if needed. Works for me.

 

Bio. :)

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i have some lavender plants in my vegetable patch they are great for attracting bees. 

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9 hours ago, Biokid said:

I grow Chillies and simply tickle the flowers with a finger. Passing pollen from one flower to another and then from plant to plant if needed. Works for me.

 

Bio. :)

Cotton bud is handy as well mate ,if moving from room to room

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I found Red Alert to be a very prolific, early cropper under cover, and grown along side Red Cherry for the second half of the summer.

 

both delicious and small

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Sungold, small juicy and sweet. :woot:

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I watched a video of a guy who pollinates his flowers with a tooth brush. It seems to work very well. But since I have an oscillating fan, I don't know whether it's truly needed. (Outdoors, tomatoes rely more on wind than they do on insects for pollination). 

 

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