young tomatoe plants

Hi all.

Can you give any advice please regarding how best to bring on 2 inch tom plants in 3 inch pots particularly watering and feeding. and at what size or state of development should I plant them on into growbags. They are at present in a cold greenhouse.

thanks in advance. Peter.

 

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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,193

     

    Hi Peter

    Keep them covered if frost forecast, water when the compost seems a bit dry.  I don't normally plant mine into growbags until early June, and I start feeding them with tomarite at that stage too.  I'm not an expert, but I don't think little plants like too much in the way of feed.

    Hope this helps

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  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    Mine are that size, same size pots but still in my conservatory, Chilly in S. Yorks. I have them in multi-purpose compost which is usually ok until I plant them in final pots in cold greenhouse. I don't usually feed until first truss has set.

    Today they looked a little pale so I've fed them a VERY weak seaweed multi veg liquid feed. I only water them when the pots feel light, they're usually fine with this. Unless you have heat in greenhouse, or in a warm area, which I assume you are, I would wait until they need supporting before putting in grownbags, might need water twice a day in current pots if weather warm..maybe keep a check on colour of them as I have done.

    Hope this has helped...so wish mine could go in greenhouse..I've still got herbs and other stuff in there that I daren't bring out, frost due for tonight.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,727

    Peter I've just potted mine on into 6" pots from little 3" ones as the  roots were just getting to bottom of pot. They are around 9"/10" in size with plenty of leaves and I'll wait a little again before putting into their final home. As chicky says-too early to feed just now-wait till they are setting fruit -ie when the flowers are dying back- so a while to go yet!

    Don't overwater-damp rather than wet. They're still very tiny.image

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,475

    Like Fairygirl, I usually pot-on to 5 or 6" pots after the 3".  I don't plant into the cold greenhouse until local night time temperatures are guaranteed to not drop much below 10C, so about the end of May.  They've spent most of this week in the GH all day and night, but will be brought back indoors each night starting tonight, now that the night temps are forecast to be single figures (or even frosts) for the next few days.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • PottingPeatPottingPeat Posts: 26

    l bought 6 different varieties of tomato plants about 2 weeks ago and put straight into plastic greenhouse. Repotted into bigger pots,seem to be thriving. Whens best to plant into growbags. Never grow them before.

    Pete.

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