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I have pricked out my tomato seedlings having germinated them in the house where there is warmth but not a great deal of light. My question  is will they be ok in a cold greenhouse where they will get the light they need. I live in Wiltshire 

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,485
    edited March 2019
    Tomatoes prefer to be where it's over 10° at night. They should survive if it's frost free but they may not be very happy. You could put them in the GH in the day and bring them in at night.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
    I moved my to the poly tunnel in the week, to slow them down and stop them getting to leggy they are covered lightly with a layer of fleece has worked before no problem.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465
    Busy-Lizzie said
    ... You could put them in the GH in the day and bring them in at night.
    That’s what we do ... mine live on the dining table at night and in the greenhouse by day until the nights warm up. 
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  • Penny19Penny19 Posts: 53
    Busy-Lizzie said
    ... You could put them in the GH in the day and bring them in at night.
    That’s what we do ... mine live on the dining table at night and in the greenhouse by day until the nights warm up. 
    Good idea.  Mine are a bit pathetic at the moment, got too leggy so desperately need light
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,243
    If they get leggy @Penny19 repot them deeper in next size pot, half way up the stem to the first set of leaves. This will encourage new root growth and stronger plants, just dont keep them too wet around the stem water from below if possible. 🙂
  • KiliKili Posts: 858
    edited March 2019
    I germinate mine in a heated propagator in my garage then once the true leaves appear I bring them into the house and place them in a shelving unit with T5 grow lights above each shelf in my small office. No legginess or leaning to the light they grow straight up and strong. I do this with all my seedlings until such time as the weather improves and then they go into the greenhouse.

    The toms on the top shelve below are a bit wonky because I've only just built the contraption below and they have been on the kitchen windowsill leaning towards the window. Hopefully now they will perk-up with a direct light source above. 


    Kili

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,349
    It's the problem with sowing too early. You need somewhere suitable for them when they all start growing!   I haven't even done mine yet.
    I'd follow the advice given about burying deeper - do that every time you repot - and also in at night and out in your greenhouse through the day. That should help enormously untill temps are a bit higher  :)
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  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,736
    depends how big they are, it can incredibly cold in a greenhouse at night, and I am in SE UK,I pot mine on, still in windowsills, then they go into the conservatory, or a small lean to greenhouse, which has atubular heater, when they are about 6 inches high, usually sow my tomatoes in Decmber, late this year because of various health problems.
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