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  • I don't think they do Gardengirl. Mines are in a propagator on the windowsill but will be heading to the greenhouse in a couple of days. Tomatoes are up as from this morning too. The rest have been sown for maybe 3 weeks??? Lazy wee monkeys lol

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Tomatoes-this early??image

    Have you got a heated greenhouse Sam?image

  • jo4eyesjo4eyes Posts: 2,050

    Geoff's correct Sam.

    Unless you have/are prepared to heat a greenhouse to keep things going, it's way too early yet for most things. The seedlings are going to get very etiolated with the still lack of light, even if they have warmth.

    IME far better to wait until at least mid- Feb at the earliest for most things. Unless it does say on the packet January fine for that particular plant.

    Yes, we're all itching to get going, but time spent now checking that you've got all the bits that you need, tidying out shed etc is not wasted & Feb will soon arrive. image J.

  • No, they are in the house. I didnt expect them to come up so quick. I did the same last year and they were great. Had a fantastic harvest off them as well. To be honest. Im kinda experimenting this year with alot of stuff. All part of the adventure

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Oh Sam-you have started weeks to early-especially for tomatoes and you are in Fife?image

    Sorry but I would have waited till March-what are you going to do about frost protection poor light levels etc?image

  • Hmmm, the greenhouse has wrap in it and the tomatoes? I only planted 2 just to see what they would do. image

    I know the mugwort is safe to plant now. I always wonder how garden centres get their tomatoes started so early when I was planting. I may have been a little hasty in the toms.image

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Love the the enthusiasm but stay calm and relax-we have weeks yetimage-it is only 5th January

    My fear is you are wasting time, energy, and moneyimage

    There is some cold weather on the way-be very afraidimage

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 15,094

    The GCs get their tomatoes from commercial growers with huge heated greenhouses. I usually buy 2 from the GC in March, which would have been sown in January then I sow the others in a small electric propagater in March. Then they live in the greenhouse, I have a Kerosene heater to keep the frost at bay. We don't usually have frosts after end of April, but Feb; March can be very cold.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • sotongeoff wrote (see)

    Love the the enthusiasm but stay calm and relax-we have weeks yetimage-it is only 5th January

    My fear is you are wasting time, energy, and moneyimage

    There is some cold weather on the way-be very afraidimage

    I can be a little over excitable when it comes to my garden. Not doin so well if made my first stinker in Jan lol. I guess I need to sit on my hands a little longer.

    Lizzie,

    That explains why when I asked them they said they were planted in Jan. They didnt tell me they have heated greenhouses etc. 

    OK, so, new years resolution...sit on my hands, nail my feet to the floor and hide the tomato seeds lol.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    It's time to play with the hardy stuff while the weather is reasonable. 

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