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tomatoes and sunshine

I have a new greenhouse in the corner of my garden. for the first time I have an opportunity to try growing tomatoes under cover -  in the past few years they have been ruined by blight.  But there isnt a massive amount of sunlight hitting the greenhouse and I am wondering if I will need to get them outside into the sun to make the most of them after all.  They are growing well, I already have flowers and a few set fruits.


  • How many hours do they get?
    I think you have answered your own question, as they are growing well.
    Good luck with them 
    Beautiful North Wales - hiraeth
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,052
    It’s the temperature that’s important for tomatoes, rather than direct sunshine. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,942
    Yes - warmth rather than sun is what matters. 
    If they're growing well, and producing flowers/fruits, there's no need to worry  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • adamadamantadamadamant Posts: 262
    Insert thumbs up emoji! 
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