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Postiplug Tomato Collection from T&M

FarendwomanFarendwoman Posts: 148
anyone received their tomato postiplugs from T&M?
Did you laugh out loud when you opened the pack?
6 minuscule, twisted, dried up specimens. This at a time when my own seed raised tomatoes are 60cms tall and bearing flowers.
Why do I never learn!


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,027
    Better to grow them yourself from seed. Costs virtually nothing. 
    Or buy half a dozen plants from a garden centre or diy store.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • FarendwomanFarendwoman Posts: 148
    Mmmm I know, but they always make them sound so interesting if you want just one of several varieties. 
    Thank goodness I've got some decent ones that I did raise myself from seed. I feel sorry for anyone that was counting on this collection and didn't bother growing their own.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    edited June 2018
    I regard buying most plugs as the bargain shelf at the GC. My rate of success with them (any of them) has been about a third to adult plants. Just my personal take.
  • FarendwomanFarendwoman Posts: 148
    Yes - well it serves me right.Fool and his money ...... As they say!
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,660
    Complain about them on their facebook page. Name and shame. My tomatoes are 3 ft high, 1st truss set, from plants that were 4 inch high in 3 inch pots , four weeks ago. I potted them into 6 inch pots for two weeks , then into their final buckets.  I would expect to pay around a pound a plant for a sturdy specimen in a 3 inch pot.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    ... or just phone and them at let them know the quality is not good. I imagine they might send some more.
  • FarendwomanFarendwoman Posts: 148
    To be honest it's hardly worth the effort of phoning - and I don't have a Facebook account.
    Even if they sent me  out decent quality replacement plants, they are SO tiny that I'd be nurturing them for ever in the hope of a couple of tomatoes. 
    Thanks for the suggestions though.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,040
    Take a photo and send them a mail and ask for your money back.  I wouldn't let them get away with it.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,869
    I would ask for the money back as well.
    if you only want one of each variety, buy the seeds and sow two of each.
    they keep for years, I’ve not long finished my packet of Roma dated 1995. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FarendwomanFarendwoman Posts: 148
    Gosh Lyn - you clever person. I have never thought of keeping unused seed for much more than a year or two.
    And thanks Yviestevie, I really ought to ask for a refund.
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