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Winter tomatoes?

Is this possible? I suspect it is a case of "yes, but too much like hard work".

I do like the idea of a Sweet Million plant or two in a hanging basket in my conservatory in November...

(I do have grow lights for the microveg)

Cheers

Ferdinand
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,437
    Well ... if your conservatory is heated to the high teens/ early twenties 24/7 plus large growlights to mimic long day length i suppose it might be possible ... but they’d be very expensive tomatoes. 🍅 
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  • Ferdinand2000Ferdinand2000 Posts: 351
    edited 29 August
    Ah well.

    I'll just have to keep the apples and pears instead.

    My tomato growhouse blew over last night :s .
    “Rivers know this ... we will get there in the end.”
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,478
    I tried it one year in a sunny window.. it was extremely leggy and only got a few tasteless tomatoes.  Unless you have a ton of grow lights from multiple directions, it's impossible to get the right amount of light to more than a few leaves.  

    One redeeming factor was having the smell of tomato leaves in the middle of winter every time someone brushed against the plant going around the dining table it was near.  Smelling 'summer' in the depths of winter is amazing.  
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