Whats happening with my tomato plants

First time grower of tomatoes. so bought three plants from the garden centre, I've been putting them out in the day but putting them in garage at night. Leaves seem to be draining of colour. only bought them 5 days agoimageimage

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  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,823

    It hasn't been warm enough to put tomatoes outside over the past week and the garage isn't going to be warm enough either. I'd bring them indoors and keep them on a sunny windowsill until things warm up a bit..

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,344

    Think they're suffering from the chill.  Mine will stay indoors until June, and I'm a lot further south than you are. 

    Don't worry, we all do it to start with .......... we live and we learn image

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  • thanks, i bought them in Wyevale and was told they could be planted out in the first week of May. I think i will have to start gain.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,344

    That's very naughty of them!  image  Tomatoes need overnight temperatures of around 14C before they should be planted outside.  

    If you look here http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/tomatoes-grow-guide/ you'll see that it recommends planting out 'after the last frost in May' ........... whenever that May be image   - I don't have the gift of foresight  .... early June is a safer bet. 

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 26,745

    They're hoping you come back and buy more.....image

    If you get them back in the house they should recover. You could always buy a few more as backup image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,823

    And when you think that all danger of frost has passed (and who of us can ever hope to get that right) remember to harden the plants off before putting them outside. They will need to go out during the day and come back in at night for a few days until they look butch enough to cope with the great outdoors......and make sure they don't get exposed to wind at this time.

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