TOMATO EXPERIMENT

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TOMATO EXPERIMENT
« on: August 26, 2009, 15:27 »
Set seeds today to see if I can grow toms through the winter in my conservatory. trying Ailsa Craig,  and money maker.  just to see what happens realy,  be a nice bonus if I get some fruit though.
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Re: TOMATO EXPERIMENT
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009, 15:29 »
Let us know how you get on!

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Re: TOMATO EXPERIMENT
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009, 16:09 »
I hope it works, but there might just not be enough daylight for them.
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Re: TOMATO EXPERIMENT
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009, 17:06 »
It would be easier to try rooting a side shoot from something you are already growing, they get away very quickly.
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Re: TOMATO EXPERIMENT
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2009, 10:11 »
SEEDS HAVE GERMINATED,  TOOK EM OUT OF THE PROPERGATER THIS MORNIN AND ARE NOW IN A PLASTIC MINI HOUSE IN THE MAIN GREENHOUSE.  I AM GOIN TO PUT ONE PLANT UNDER A GROW LIGHT AND THE OTHER TWO STRAIT IN THE HOUSE CONSERVATORY WITH RADIATORS TO KEEP EM WARM.

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Re: TOMATO EXPERIMENT
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2009, 10:15 »
Woah! Easy on the shouting there hun!

I have considered trying to do winter toms myself, but was only met with lots of doubt and scepticism... now I feel inclined to try again!

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Re: TOMATO EXPERIMENT
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2009, 10:24 »
On a similar note, has anyone tried keeping a tomato plant over winter?  I read somewhere that in S America they are perennial. I suppose you'd have to keep them at 15 - 20  ?

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Re: TOMATO EXPERIMENT
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009, 13:23 »
I think that tomatoes are day neutral plants ie they do not require specific lengths of darkness compared to light to induce flowering and that they also self pollinate. However i am not so sure what their demands are regards to temperature.
 I suspect that you will have a very hard ( and expensive) job in trying to ensure that they have sufficient light and temperature to get a plant that is strong enough to bear fruit - best of luck though.
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Re: TOMATO EXPERIMENT
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009, 13:50 »
I tried this a few years back with a hanging basket type - think it was Tumbler F1 from T&M.

Planted in late October - the plants grew fine but there were no flowers until early June, which turned out to be just a few weeks before the normal plants.

Let us know how you get on.
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Re: TOMATO EXPERIMENT
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2009, 09:30 »
LIKE THE TITLE SAYS ITS JUST AN EXPERIMENT,  IF IT WORKS AND I GET FRUIT THEN GREAT,  IF IT DONT THEN IT WILL AT LEAST GIVE ME SOMETHIN TO INTEREST ME IN THE SEASON OF THE LONG SHADOWS.  I APPOLIGISE FOR THE CAPITAL LETTERS, I AINT SHOUTIN, I HAVE NERVE PROBS IN MY HANDS, IT TAKES ME A LONG TIME TO TYPE OUT THIS RUBBISH, AND IF I TRY TO DO A MIX OF CAPS AND SMALL LETTERS IT WOULD TAKE ALL DAY TO TYPE THIS OUT. SO IF YOU WANT TO READ MY POSTS THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO READ IN CAPS.  SORRY ONCE AGAIN TO THOSE WHOME MIGHT GET UPSET,  :)

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Re: TOMATO EXPERIMENT
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2009, 09:36 »
Sorry to hear you have nerve problems in your hands tiny50.  Maybe the answer would be to type in lower case as many members seem to not bother with capital letters. ::)
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Re: TOMATO EXPERIMENT
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2009, 09:38 »
i was just going to suggest that!
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: TOMATO EXPERIMENT
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2009, 10:12 »
I tried this a few years back with a hanging basket type - think it was Tumbler F1 from T&M.

Planted in late October - the plants grew fine but there were no flowers until early June, which turned out to be just a few weeks before the normal plants.

Let us know how you get on.

In the past i have tried to get my tomatoes away earlier in the spring with the aid of a little bit of parafin heating. I don't think it made much difference at all (except to my pocket paying for the fuel) as the later planted ones seemed to catch up pretty quickly to the ones that had been started earlier. I suspect that flowering may well be significantly influenced by temperatures and unless you can really control the temp (and light) that you are going to struggle changing their flowering habits.

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Re: TOMATO EXPERIMENT
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2009, 10:55 »
sorry but you need co2 i think it is to get them to flower they normally get this from the sun in guernsey growers have severall things some sort of burners that produce this throughout the greenhouse when they want to grow early toms

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Re: TOMATO EXPERIMENT
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2009, 11:58 »
I only thought it might work because it works in them super expensive Aerogarden things.

Indoors, just with special lights and nutrients.



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