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Hampshire Hog

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Too early to plant out tomatoes???
« on: May 15, 2017, 09:44 »
Hi all I keep looking at my tomatoes in the plastic greenhouse and wondering when I can put them into their grow bags outside. Normal rule is when all risk of frost has passed but the weather men/women seems to be forecasting more cool conditions towards the end of the week. Has anyone put their tomatoes out yet???

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Re: Too early to plant out tomatoes???
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 12:50 »
I got sick on mine hanging round the house, so I planted mine out at the weekend. They'll be in an unheated polytunnel but we're quite sheltered, night time temps are in the 10-11 degrees range so they should be ok. They're also in pots rather than planted into the ground, so I can 'rescue' them if needed.

Another person on our plots was also planting out his toms at the weekend.
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Re: Too early to plant out tomatoes???
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 13:12 »
I have planted the toms in the greenhouse border, but because I sow outside ones later, they can stay inside for another week or 10 days before they get planted outside.
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Re: Too early to plant out tomatoes???
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 15:57 »
I've planted some up in the greenhouse but none outside yet.

Also, Monty says it's too early to plant toms out and Monty MUST be obeyed!  ::) :D
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Re: Too early to plant out tomatoes???
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 16:45 »
I would not risk mine yet as there is still a chill in the wind up here in the sunny midlands.

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Re: Too early to plant out tomatoes???
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 21:00 »
Thanks all looks like the tomatoes are staying put for at least another week

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Re: Too early to plant out tomatoes???
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 18:51 »
Mine went out today.  No room left in greenhouse, and they would have needed potting on into huge pots in order to keep them going.  They were starting to look a bit hungry, despite having been fed, so I think they should do better outside where they can spread their roots.

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Re: Too early to plant out tomatoes???
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 20:21 »
yes i put 10 out today    do or die lol

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Re: Too early to plant out tomatoes???
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 09:43 »
Mine are going out next week before they burst their pots! If a cold night or two comes along, then I shall fleece them
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Re: Too early to plant out tomatoes???
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 19:07 »
Well I weakened and two plants went out yesterday but protected by fleece. Just as well if we had the hailstones here that I came through on the M3 today 😱😱

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Re: Too early to plant out tomatoes???
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 20:04 »

My tom's in the greenhouse are well away, but I'll give it a couple of weeks before planting surplus tomatoes outside, just in case.  Cheers,  Tony. :)
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Re: Too early to plant out tomatoes???
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 20:50 »
Yesterday I put all 12 of my tomato plants out for the first time overnight, this morning I had two that I thought I should rescue as they were looking really limp, all the rest are doing fine.  Fingers crossed the temperatures stay between 10 - 12 degrees, or above!!!

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Re: Too early to plant out tomatoes???
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2017, 23:19 »
I'm on the verge of putting out my extra tomatoes.  Have got several inside which are showing fruits rather than flowers but am planning on  doing an in/out over the weekend and putting out for good by Wednesday.  Usually put the bush type outside and keep the cordons inside to sprawl... but I have so many of each this year goodness only knows where they will all end up!!

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Re: Too early to plant out tomatoes???
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2017, 22:02 »
Normally I wait until early June but am seriously lacking space in the greenhouse and next week is looking like it'll turn very warm. So they'll be going out next week, fingers crossed no more cold nights!

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Re: Too early to plant out tomatoes???
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2017, 22:45 »
Like Middlesexbloke I usually wait until the first week in June before planting out, but the day and night temperatures round here are both quite warm and the forecast is good for the next couple of weeks, so I chanced my arm on Friday and planted out 6 plants.  All look fine and dandy so far.  If need be, I can pop up with some fleece if the forecast changes.

 


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