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Potting on Toms

ShepsSheps Posts: 917
Morning all...these shop bought Toms are about 6/7 inches high, so is it the time to pot them on, and is the pot in the picture the right size, or is it too big / small?

Also, should I be feeding at this stage?


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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,353
    I wouldn't pot on just yet ... they look fine ... I pot on when I see little white shoots appearing at the drainage holes in the bottom of the pots.  And I don't start feeding until the first truss of fruits have set, so a good while away yet. 
    Feeding too soon means you get lots of leaves and not many flowers/fruits which is the wrong way around  :)
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,353
    Meant to say ... when you do pot on that pot looks fine ... plant nice and deeply ... up to the first proper leaves.  The final pots will need to be the size of large buckets. 
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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Fully agree - they don't look as they've outgrown the existing pots yet.  Are they going into a GH or outside, eventually? 
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • ShepsSheps Posts: 917
    Thanks very much, Dove... will do as instructed 😀
  • ShepsSheps Posts: 917
    Hi Bob... going outside in the Quadgrow.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    In that case I'd leave them as they are for now.  If night temps are still too low to plant them out when the roots have filled the original pots, then pot them on into the (15cm?) pots.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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