Christmas Tomatoes

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Christmas Tomatoes

Post: # 291730Post Odsox
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:47 am

Yep, it's THAT time of year again when I sow my tomatoes for ripe fruit at Christmas.
These are Silver Fir Tree and I don't remember ever explaining how I sow them. I always chit them first, that way I know how many are going to grow. These seeds were placed on a damp kitchen towel in a container and placed in our airing cupboard. That was done 4 days ago and today 5 of them will be potted up. (spot the one that won't be potted up :iconbiggrin: )

Other seeds I always chit are Sweetcorn, Parsnips, all Tomatoes, Peppers, some Beans, Courgettes, Squash and any largish seeded plant that I only grow small quantities of.
It saves on potting compost and time, especially when I am using less than fresh seed.

These tomatoes should have ripe fruit by about the second week of December when grown on my windowsill.
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Disclaimer: I almost certainly haven't a clue what I'm talking about.

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Re: Christmas Tomatoes

Post: # 291733Post Green Aura
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:21 pm

Well we may just be joining you this year, with our hydropnic mini toms.

Thanks for the reminder, we probably need to get some going soon.

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Re: Christmas Tomatoes

Post: # 291737Post Weedo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:45 pm

Too early to plant them here, at least in the open. If the weather continues to warm as it is perhaps plant in Mid Sept. to ensure the first ripe ones by Christmas
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