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Sungold outside?????

debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,217
Hi all, i have had great success with germination of Sungold tomatoes but only have room for 6 plants in the greenhouse  I know it’s early days so not counting my chickens but will Sungold grow outdoors? Was going to give a plant or two to a friend with no greenhouse? Any advice gratefully received 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422
    I always grow Sungold outside and get great crops.  Last year I planted them direct in the veg patch rather than in big pots ... despite the drought they were great 👍 
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  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,217
    Thanks Dove I do it every year 2 seeds to a pot and cannot bring myself to discard one. Maybe I will put some in one of the raised beds in the allotment??? I have 3 other varieties so look out for more questions soon! 
  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923
    I wouldn't plant them outside until at least mid-May, too cold right now
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,238
    I was just about to say the same thing @treehugger80 🙂. I'm just like you @debs64 always two to a pot and have just potted on the toms this morning( usually seeds are a bit iffy for me) I know there is likely to be some losses between now and greenhouse, this is the point I usually loose some, but this year out of seven pots each of three varieties I have 34 plants! 🤔 Will definitely have to put some outside!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422
    I don’t start my toms until April ... they all go outside by the second week in June. 
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  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,238
    Yes in the south it's ok to start later @Dovefromabove, but in Lincolnshire outside only lasts till start of September and it usually ment the top truss never had the time to ripen, so now I have one mine are in the greenhouse from mid April with the first cherries ripe late June and the regular sized picked by 29th July 
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,217
    I won’t put them out until May but just counted I have 25 seedlings I need 6! Cannot discard 19 it would feel like a massacre. Will offer them to anyone and everyone I know once they are growing well, potted on etc 
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