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  • I agree that 'Tumbler Tom' is great in hanging baskets and window boxes. If you can source it there is a yellow T T as well as the easily available red one. My dog ate the ones I planted in the window boxes on my potting shed last year (and he obviously gave them his vote!) so I'll plant them in hanging baskets higher than he can reach this year. I also love 'Sungold' and 'Tigerella', 'Gardeners' Delight' is a family favourite and I grow plants from seed to give to a greenhousless friend.
  • does any one have any suggestions for other out door growing tomatos because i don't have a greenhouse.
  • what are the best tomato plants to grow outside?
  • igrew suncherry, sungold, brandywine red, golden cherry, eva purple ball, all excellent growing sasha's altai, from russia cold tolerant i asume good for outside mishca, maria's paste, silvery fir, yellow tiger strip,green zebra,brandywine red, eva's purple ball,looking forward to season will keep all informed as to progress especially sasha's altai
  • Hi Kate.
    Must be Gardeners Delight for me and
    Sungold for my wife.I also try Tesco
    vine toms.Have grown Amoroso and Brioso
    in the porch with excellent results but
    Moroccan Vine was a failure.
  • Like most things in life there is a compromise with toms.
    Flavour v yield v sweetness v lack of pips v thickness of skin v disease resistance etc etc
    Because it is difficult to choose just one we grow different varieties for differing purposes, some for cooking, some for chutney, some for salads, some for juice ad nauseum. Despite this I still reckon the best tomato is the one you can pick & pop into your mouth in one tomato scented moment....and that is.....
  • Hi all, I have seen a tomatoe called florida something? suppose to be a small and very good cropper, so has any body know the proper name please. thankyou.
  • I would like to grow tomatoes for the first time so I am new at all this. I don't have much room so would like to grow in tubs or pots on the patio.
    What would be the best kind to grow? And should I begin now with seeds indoors?
  • I always grow too many toms, both in quantity and in terms of varieties.

    This year I'm trying to limit myself to four plants of three varieties - Sweet n Neat, Fantasio and Sweet Olive.

    I've not grown any of these varieties before. I was always a Moneymaker man but have had poor crops the past three years.

    If I get grey mould again this year I'll set my greenhouse on fire, with myself inside dressed as a tomato as the grey mould inducing insanity takes over me.
  • I have a new green house and want to grow tomatos will i need to heat it at night
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