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  • Cool. Just been down to the greenhouse and planted up all my wee plant parcels. I am drastically running out of space lol, but saying that there are a few things in there that I put in because I had not been quick enough to get them in the garden. 

  • i started my toms last year in january and they were fine heated green house though .Had tomatoes in june.image

  • discodavediscodave Posts: 510

    Im starting my Tomatoes next week, Last year I waited, took ages to get off to a fair start because of the drought. Then I could barely keep on top of them because of all the other planting and garening, after that I think I managed to get about 5 tomatoes in total that were edible. Stuff that, I'm going to try and get them started early this year, grow indoors until March then get started on other stuff. I know we are supposed to wait for most things but isnt gardening about the fun of trying and the trial and error and sometimes throwing the rule book out of the window, thats how we sometimes learn the books and experts aren't always right...

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Agree discodave, I belong to the 'do it when you feel like it' school of gardening. There have been times when it's led me astray but mostly plants just germinate, grow, seed and the whole cycle carries on regardless of what I'm 'supposed to do'. 

    One thing's for sure, seeds still in a packet won't do much.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Sorry discodave-bit confused as to what the drought has to do with your tomato efforts imageimage

    So much of gardening is "whatever works for you"-but if someone asks when do they so tomatoes -now is not the time unless you can provide the correct conditions for growing on-getting ahead start is fine but what happens next?

    I will say again germination is the relatively easy part

    It has got nothing to do with books or experts but if anyone gets the impression that buy sowing now they will get early crops is in for a big disappointment-experience tells me that.

    Far better to wait for another 6/8 weeks at least.

    But of course that is just my opinion image

  • sotongeoff wrote (see)

    Sorry discodave-bit confused as to what the drought has to do with your tomato efforts imageimage

    So much of gardening is "whatever works for you"-but if someone asks when do they so tomatoes -now is not the time unless you can provide the correct conditions for growing on-getting ahead start is fine but what happens next?

    I will say again germination is the relatively easy part

    It has got nothing to do with books or experts but if anyone gets the impression that buy sowing now they will get early crops is in for a big disappointment-experience tells me that.

    Far better to wait for another 6/8 weeks at least.

    But of course that is just my opinion image

     

    Spot on, I would say, Geoff!

  • Discodave, thats what I was thinking. Trial and error. Well...they are up in the house on a warm windowsill and will stay there till march. Will report back.
  • discodavediscodave Posts: 510

    well Geoff, we had a hosepipe ban until May-June, my garden is half an acre, so as you can imagine, trying to water everything I needed to with saved shower water was a bit of a nightmare.. Please dont be so quick to judgeimage

    Also, what I did last year didnt work, so this year I'm going to try a different tactic (like the year before last and had so many toms that I couldnt get through them all) I will also plant in March to see which works best and at worst, I will loose 1pence worth of seeds. 

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Not being quick to judge-just couldn't work it

    So these are for greenhouse or garden growing?

  • discodavediscodave Posts: 510

    They are for garden growing, so I know that I wont be able to put them out for a while (although we are currently having March/April weather) I have tried doing it by the book several times with toms but have only been really happy with the result when I broke the rules. Its not alot of time effort or money if it doesnt work out so I will give it a try. what else is there to do in the garden for the next month or so.

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