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I just could not wait any longer!!

I have been waiting with ever increasing excitement to sow this years Tomato seed I was kindly sent  by a certain friend in my favourite country - La Bella Italia!

I was going to leave it until early February but my "pot boileth over!". The waiting was too much to bear and now I have 4 delightful 4 inch pots in the Conservatory which I will stare at daily until green shoots appear in a few days time. Thanks again G and I will keep you all informed of progress.


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Bit early bigolob, you'll have to keep them warm. Toms germinate quickly, so sowing them now will mean they will have to kept at quite a warm temp, plus they need lots of light. But if you can afford to keep the GH warm and light then why not.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    that's the way with obsessions bigolobimage Something has to be done. Fortunately I have pruning to last til forever and I have just sown more hardy perennials

  • And they will need masses of space. 

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    You're a fiend, bigolob.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,710

    Nope - I'm sitting on my hands - far too early for tomatoes here image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • bigolobbigolob Posts: 127

    To calm the nerves, the Toms were sown yesterday in our well heated 16x18 conservatory which is also home to our collection of Orchids kept at a minimum 65F degrees and they will as usual, stay there until they germinate, are potted into individual 5 inch pots when large enough and then in mid March taken into the heated GH. The temperature is regulated as not to create long spindly plants until there is sufficient light available - years ago I used to grow them under Mercury lights which give a very white light and were recommended by one of my patients the head Horticultural Officer of our then Electric Supplier - those in the North West will remember NORWEB.

    I have used this system for 40 years and expect ripe fruit in mid June. More anon. Yes Verdun, the urge to sow is too strong at this time of the year.


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