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hi, can anyone help, i have a tomatoe plant, in a pot, there is lots of fruit on it, but they dont seem to be growing they are still quite small, with a few biggeer ones, am i being impatient, or has the bad weather affected them,many thanks


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,168

    Do you know what variety it is?

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

  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    hi dovefromabove

    i cant remember the name of them, but they are the trailing type!!!


  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    If trailing, they're likely to be cherries or something similar, so don't expect large toms. If the weather is warm enough they will end up the same size.

  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    thanks italophile, i thought they would have ripened by now, but they look healthy so i will just see how they go


  • Outdoor toms ahve really srtuggled this year. I ended up throwing mine away as there was no way they would produce anything, all my plants on the allotment got blight. The only ones that did any good were in the greenhouse. Try again next year.

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    lynne, you need warmth for them to ripen, not necessarily direct sunlight. Anything above low-20sC is optimum. The lower you go, the longer they will take.

  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    thanks for the advice, i will leave them, and hope the warm weather stays here in liverpool, thanks again


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