Tomatoes Outdoors

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Re: Tomatoes Outdoors
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2011, 06:31 »
Not a problem!

It's a good idea for all to have a quick scan down the FAQ section - it's often missed. It's by no means a coverall, but a lot of the basics and some handy hints are there.

I really do recommend joining Blightwatch, it's a really useful tool to have in your armoury.
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: Tomatoes Outdoors
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2011, 07:50 »
Thanks DD, I'll do all that, and also look to Bightwatch, as it seems everyone on the plots were blighted last year, although we were fine at home a quarter of a mile away!


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Re: Tomatoes Outdoors
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2011, 08:06 »
Often the case due to the more sheltered aspects at home.

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Re: Tomatoes Outdoors
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2011, 08:28 »
I'm growing some in, some out but all my plum tomatoes outdoors. I'm growing F1 Incas and Pomodoro something or other (an Italian variety for passata sauce)

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Re: Tomatoes Outdoors
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2011, 08:54 »
The last time I grew tomatoes in the ground was in 1976 and seem to recall they did pretty well.

For the last four years I`ve grown Garden Pearl in large pots on the patio but they succumb to the blight eventually.

I bought a packet of Roma VF in Wilkos for 25p last autumn, so I`m going to try them on the lotty. The plan is to sow the seeds this week and pot them on into ever larger pots, keeping them in the conservatory, then outside by day in may, finally planting them in the ground in june. How high will they be by then?
I`m left handed, what`s your excuse?

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Re: Tomatoes Outdoors
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2011, 16:12 »
I am giving Black russian a go this year as an outdoor variety, I had all mine in the greenhouse last year but I got hammered by blight in all the 5 varieties I got some nice toms prior to getting blight.

I sprayed them with Dithane from the first flowers was a waste of time  IMO
Stop food waste, pick your own fresh every day

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Re: Tomatoes Outdoors
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2011, 16:42 »
Two years ago, I was the only one on my site that had blightless tomatoes.

I was the only one that sprayed.

Draw your own conclusions.

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Re: Tomatoes Outdoors
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2011, 16:52 »
Grew sungold F1 outside last year, grew for miles. (i was lazy & let it do it's own thing)
Lots of small (cherry)  tasty toms.

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Re: Tomatoes Outdoors
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2011, 19:47 »
"Shirley" seem to do well both in the greenhouse and outside (sheltered).

Not bad easy going cropper, won't break any records but in a good year can make a lot of fruit.

This year, we're trying "Alicante" the same way.



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