Oops, Tomato dilemma

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Mazzie

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Oops, Tomato dilemma
« on: June 26, 2011, 17:36 »
I have about 6 toms in my cold frame in pots - i forgot them ::)  I went to have a feel today and they have rooted into the seed tray that was underneath them.  They are growing happily but they are in small pots and the seed tray isnt huge.  Should i leave them to see how they go or risk root damage by pulling them up and re-planting where i originally planned?
« Last Edit: June 26, 2011, 17:39 by Mazzie »

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Re: Oops, Tomatoe dilemma
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 17:37 »
I'd leave them, soak the soil around them well and mulch it too --- feed as normal through watering via the top of the pot and they should crop well  :D

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Re: Oops, Tomatoe dilemma
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 17:39 »
Id replant them.  ::)

The damage may set them back a bit but unless they're in really small pots the plants will recover. Plant them a little deeper when you move them on too.

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Re: Oops, Tomatoe dilemma
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 17:39 »
You can do as sunshine suggests, or, you can carefully dig them out and replant where wanted. Tomatoes are one of the very few forgiving plants. Just be sure to water well for a few days so they can recover quickly.

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Re: Oops, Tomato dilemma
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2011, 17:55 »
Ok, thanks guys.  Its silly they have been totally neglected, not watered or fed and they are bigger than my in ground ones.  Says alot for my gardening abilities  :lol:

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Re: Oops, Tomato dilemma
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011, 19:07 »
I had a tomato plant that survived the winter in barely frost fee greenhouse, that had grown from a seed from afallen fruit last year.

I potted it on when it got to be a foot high with flowers on it --- and it's fine.

As Trillium says -- they are forgiving plants  :D



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