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happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591
Growing tomatoes indoors and out is a trial the Nation of Gardeners Project is doing for Mr. Fothergill Seeds. Ferline F1 is included in the outdoor ones and I have positioned mine in the lee of the bungalow where the rainwater misses them as the blight is carried by the rain and I noticed a few years back that, although my tomatoes in the open ground got blight, those ones did not. Means more watering with metered water though. I have not done the calculation on using fungicide


  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 8,464

    Hello , I always grow tomatoes in the greenhouse but  also outside against the conservatory and some little toms in hanging baskets and some years , depending on the weather they can do really well 

    I have never ( touch wood ) had blight and use rain water image


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  • I never think it's worthwhile growing tomatoes outdoors - HOWEVER I do usually grow too many plants to keep then all indoors!! :) Therefore I do end up with plants in baskets etc (one of which has blight already) and plants anywhere I can sustain them. Can't say though I really notice a difference as to where they are grown in terms of productivity, but foliage and size of fruit suffers more in the outdoors - taste however, belongs to the greenhouse, I'm afraid!
  • I grow cherry tumbling tomatoes outside in half moon baskets on the sunny side of my garage,usually about 5 plants and always have enough to keep me in salads through the summer.

    I also have 3 plants in buckets growing in a plastic tomato house which again, keeps me going through until autumn.
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