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cambourne7

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Bit of a shame
« on: June 13, 2018, 20:03:54 »
So i have some tomato plants left and its a shame to throw them out and no one wants them (have given some away) not sure what i should do but i have some space in a outside planter what do you think my chances are? They have said its going to be a very hot summer ... what should i avoid putting it with?

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Bit of a shame
« on: June 13, 2018, 20:03:54 »

lottie lou

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Re: Bit of a shame
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 07:16:27 »
Stick them out.  What have you got to lose?  What varieties?  One neighbour on lottie has those pop up dome shaped tent things for tommies and such.

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Re: Bit of a shame
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 07:16:59 »
Seems worth a try  :happy7: :happy7:
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Re: Bit of a shame
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 12:15:49 »
I grow my tomatoes in large pots (10" or 11" diameter) on a sunny patio up canes fixed to the house wall. It works though the fruit doesn't ripen until August or September in most years. I try to choose varieties that are described as suitable for outside growing. If the pot is large enough and you keep it well watered, you've got every chance of some success.

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Re: Bit of a shame
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 13:21:59 »
thanks guys :) will do as for varieties lots of weird ones including yellow stuffer which seams empty inside :)

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Re: Bit of a shame
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 18:42:15 »
thanks guys :) will do as for varieties lots of weird ones including yellow stuffer which seams empty inside :)

If its empty inside it will be easier to stuff

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Re: Bit of a shame
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2018, 07:00:08 »
I have a stripped stuffer.. also "almost empty". I've finally got rid of my spares without composting any.  :wave:

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Re: Bit of a shame
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2018, 11:10:10 »
I had a shed load left over and have put them in a sunny but sheltered part of the plot.  canes to hold up and some good compost added.  I am feeding with liquid manure (water in which horse manure has been soaked).  Most are Ox Heart type or similar, maybe one or two Moneymaker.  Did the same last year and they did very well.  Pinched the tops out at 4 feet.  Give it a go.  Better than chucking good plants away.
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Re: Bit of a shame
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2018, 18:34:39 »
i grow yellow stuffer every other year as i freeze them stuffed and cook them as i need them   they are very nice a rather square block like tomato but very nice
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Re: Bit of a shame
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2018, 18:44:44 »
a rather square block like tomato but very nice
All the better to fill the freezer......
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Re: Bit of a shame
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2018, 18:03:14 »
Oh thanks good to know do i need to do anything with them or just thow into the freezer :)