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Chris1977

which tomato?

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real seeds co are great ive bought a few times from them 

 

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I just brought some 'shirley' organic cuttings and have put them in my poly prop outside for the moment.

 

Know nothing of tomatoes strains....but a lot of you rate them..... so Im glad as I brought blind.

 

Was going to put them straight into a grow bag against the wall....its white so was hoping the reflection will help as well.

 

Just three at the moment.

 

Done tomatoes a few times but always seem to get blight in the end...moved a few miles since then so giving it another lash (if my dogs dont eat them first lol

 

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put some  gardeners delight  in compost allmost 3 weeks ago ....  nothing at all has come up ...   a whole packet  and not one  seedling???   how long should they take to  pop please ?

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Usually a week or less. check the compost isnt too cold.

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Any tips or advice for getting my Tumbling Toms to finish?

 

I saw Monty on the telly having the same issue with his unripened tom toms cos of the heat we've had this year, and had no real advice or anything for us to get them to finish before it gets too frosty for them.

So i thought I'd ask you lot of there's any tricks you guys know of to get them to ripen up :)

 

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Before the first frost hits, take them off and ripen on trays indoors. I have 40+ minibels to strip when the time comes ;)

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I ripened the last few of mine that hadn`t already (brilliant year for them) by hanging the trusses in my polytunnel, I think they like the warmth in there.

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Mine are still ripening. Had three quarters of them already. Just a few more to go. Still fairly warm down here. When is the first frost on average? 

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There`s no telling these days but typically its around mid october

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Late to the discussion but if up are far up north, almost as far as you can go, then Red Alert works fab outdoor. My favourites indoor are by far Tigerella, the taste is great, they crop brilliantly... ones for next season maybe as a suggestion? Little yellow bush tomatoes were super prolific too this year

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17 hours ago, Hippie on hill said:

Any tips or advice for getting my Tumbling Toms to finish?

 

I saw Monty on the telly having the same issue with his unripened tom toms cos of the heat we've had this year, and had no real advice or anything for us to get them to finish before it gets too frosty for them.

So i thought I'd ask you lot of there's any tricks you guys know of to get them to ripen up :)

 

 

Tumbling Tom's were by far my earliest variety this year. I was harvesting them in mid July here in southern England. The bigger varieties weren't ready until mid-late August. Only got a couple more left to take of the Tom's, which will be cut down this weekend probably. I have found it to be the easiest and quickest variety to grow so far. Very sweet tasting as well. 9/10 from me.

 

The Gigantamo on the other hand has been crap. The tomatoes are no where near as big as advertised, in fact they are no bigger than a regular tomato, and the branches snap constantly, even without much weight on them. It's quite a late variety and the tomatoes don't taste that great either, compared to some of my others. 3/10. 

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I pleased with my result this year.....the shirley's did me proud.

 

Normally get blight every year but not a spot this time :yep:

 

 

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The weight of the trusses on my alicante`s caused the plants to slide down the support lines. Next year i`m going to train them to grow horizontal not vertical ;)

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I hear that Black Krim and Cherokee Purple are both 2 of the very best tasting tomatoes out there.

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