should I move my tomatoes to the cold frame yet?

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Re: should I move my tomatoes to the cold frame yet?
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2011, 20:26 »
Ah!

Nowhere did I say I was sowing only in a cold greenhouse!
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: should I move my tomatoes to the cold frame yet?
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2011, 20:55 »
Thanks for all the advice guys.

I think ill start hardening them off tomorrow and sow some new plants at the weekend to cover all eventualities the weather could offer.

I'm growing the following if it helps you with the advice offered:
Roma
First in field
Red alert
Black Russian
Tigerella
Smadar

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Re: should I move my tomatoes to the cold frame yet?
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2011, 17:10 »
Ah!

Nowhere did I say I was sowing only in a cold greenhouse!

Aah..that explains it. I only have a cold greenhouse (6'X8') as it is too expensive to heat, so I have to work harder to get results, but looking in my diary I do get ripe tomatoes in June, but not every year, depending on the weather, as I would like.
I am one of those sad people who record these dates.

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Re: should I move my tomatoes to the cold frame yet?
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2011, 17:20 »
All my toms came up so I've pricked them out into 3" pots and have sacrificed the spare room until the frosts are over.  Don't want to risk them out for ages!!  Spare room faces South, as does the porch which now has peas, beans, marigolds, lavender, parsnips and leeks competing for space with the post! Hope to regain the house at the end of April   :tongue2:

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Re: should I move my tomatoes to the cold frame yet?
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2011, 17:24 »
All my toms came up so I've pricked them out into 3" pots and have sacrificed the spare room until the frosts are over.  Don't want to risk them out for ages!!  Spare room faces South, as does the porch which now has peas, beans, marigolds, lavender, parsnips and leeks competing for space with the post! Hope to regain the house at the end of April   :tongue2:

I know exactly how you feel. I run out of plant pots so the broad beans have to be planted out before I can prick out the sprouts, then they have to go out before the runners go in..and then there's the sweet corn...it's an endless procession.

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Re: should I move my tomatoes to the cold frame yet?
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2011, 17:34 »
 Have you tried the paper pots? or empty loo rolls?  My OH's Mum is collecting them for me.  The porch looks a sight! :tongue2:

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Re: should I move my tomatoes to the cold frame yet?
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2011, 17:37 »
There's often pots going on Freecycle/Freegle.

I'm trying to grow a lot of stuff for a do at the end of May at our local church and I reckon I'll need 500+ pots or trays that will never be seen again.

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Re: should I move my tomatoes to the cold frame yet?
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2011, 18:50 »
I am one of those sad people who record these dates.

On the contrary! its an essential part of vegetable gardening!

For those folk who can remember from one year to the next: lucky them! ditto if they have been doing it long enough that it is firmly established in their memory.

But for me (and for you by the sounds of it!) I record Sown / Planted and First / Last harvest, and if I feel like it whether we liked the flavour or not.  Also whether too much / too little, plus too early / too late, and then I can adjust what I sow next year.  After about 4 years of that we now have a Sowing and Planting plan that does not change much each year :)

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Re: should I move my tomatoes to the cold frame yet?
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2011, 22:12 »
Check the long-range forecast.  Here in Stafford it's set to be sleet on Friday.....  Keep 'em inside, mate!



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