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bodger



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:03 pm    Post subject: Tomato Plants ?  Reply with quote

Tomato  plants tomorrow ?

Ten o'clock and the garden centre opens tomorrow morning and we'll be there waiting to stock up on tomato plants to go into the poly tunnel. Which varieties  do you swear by and which one's don't you rate ?
One of our family favourites, is the 'Sun Gold'  cherry tomato.
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sun Gold, Gardeners Delight, Alicanti. All do well for me  
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olde9856



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We grow about 8 different ones. Sun gold and Black Russian are my 2 favourites. We grow a hanging yellow cherry plum that has clusters of up to 50 fruits on, can't remember it's name though. I keep my own seed from year to year and loose track of the names!
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Mo



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually stick with Moneymaker & Alicante for my main tomato crop and I sow Golden Sunrise for some yellows.

I usually sow a variety of others, depending what takes my fancy at the time.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gosh my comment on FB must have worked, look at all of the posts just come on! Coincidence I assume
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bodger



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back home  from the garden centre with seven tomato plants and two sweet peepers.
Two Sungold, two Ailsa Craig, a Golden Crown, an Alicante and a Red Profusion. That's puts me up to ten tomato plants in total. That should be plenty enough.
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Christine



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tigerella was the hit last year (first year) followed by Fandango (red and prolific) with Green Envy (grape sized and green when ripe) also popular.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading with interest as it's been a while since I've grown any.

But I'm up and running with my little greenhouse now so will be buying my plants in the next week or so  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
Back home  from the garden centre with seven tomato plants and two sweet peepers.
Two Sungold, two Ailsa Craig, a Golden Crown, an Alicante and a Red Profusion. That's puts me up to ten tomato plants in total. That should be plenty enough.


How big are they Bodger ? I sowed some last Weds and they are up this morning.
Back in UK now busy with the garden and grandchildren.

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