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Its my first time growing tomatoes on my own and was wondering if these where ok? i would normally go to my grandad but he is no longer with us..

so is there anything I should be doing with them right now or?? 


Thanks for your help..



  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Hi Jessica, we haven't got the picture.

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    Ooops I thought I posted it Haha sorry! 

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Jessica to be very honest they are so tiny for this time of year and I'm sorry but I don't think they'll catch up. I grew mine from seed and now they are knee high in buckets in the greenhouse.

    Don't despair, nip to garden centre, they might still have some on sale, buy some and nurture those. Next year have another go, ask on here if you need guidance, all will be happy to help.

    Keep trying. All the best.

  • Could I ask, when are you meant to start to grown them? As Im sure I planted them late! 


  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    Have to say this -  when you do sow again next year, fill them cups up to the top with compost. They don't look happy and look like they're lacking in nutrients, you have a higher chance of encountering problems. Tip. keep potting on, this encourages them to grow faster.

    I start mine off in March.

  • Thanks for that tip! image

    iv put them in bigger pots, so I'm hoping they will grow.. 

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    I start mine off in February, in a heated propagator in the greenhouse. 

  • I started mine around 10th April and have potted on twice, just put them in the ground in a greenhouse and some along a south facing wall. They're just under 2 foot tall, but are thick stemmed with yellow flowers that have just appeared. 

    Some varieties are quicker to maturity than others (eg Cherrys might be 2months from planting in the ground, but beefsteaks will be more like 3)

    I'd suggest sowing a few in stages next spring as you never know what the weather will do. That's my plan anyway this year's my first year growing anything.

    Do you know if you plant them deeper each time you pot on they grow roots from the stem so it makes them stronger.

  • LeggiLeggi Posts: 489

    Will those plants really not catch up? With the terrible spring we've had I held off sowing for months and have nothing more than a few inches high. The reason I held off for so long is that the widowsils I have offer some warm but little light, and outside has offered no warmth but reasonable light.

    Please tell me the scientists are crowing about the wonderful summer we're about to have?

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    I hope I'm wrong but I don't see the little plants catching up.

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