tomtatos (tomato potato hybrids) and TOMATOES!

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Re: tomtatos

Postby liketocook » August 22nd, 2017, 8:20 am

Zosherooney wrote:LTC I bought the seeds in Croatia a couple of years ago. They get two chances - survive or not....

Can you get tomato poisoning ????

Sounds like my approach to growing things :lol: :lol:
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Re: tomtatos

Postby scullion » August 24th, 2017, 3:47 pm

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ok, maybe not as big as zosh's but how's this for little and large?
marmande and a herritage currant tomato.

(those are cm, by the way, not inches.)
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Re: tomtatos

Postby Herbidacious » August 27th, 2017, 10:35 pm

Threw away the rest of my blight ridden plants today. Two looked Okish but decided this was probably mainly wishful thinking and it wasn't worth the heartache waiting. Also chucked all but one courgette plant :(
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Re: tomtatos

Postby liketocook » August 28th, 2017, 8:44 am

Herbidacious wrote:Threw away the rest of my blight ridden plants today. Two looked Okish but decided this was probably mainly wishful thinking and it wasn't worth the heartache waiting. Also chucked all but one courgette plant :(

:( :( :( :hug:
No blight here but my courgettes have been mainly destroyed by torrential rain :x Also have had to pull my fennel as it's bolted and waterlogged, will freeze some and dehydrate some. The runner beans are loving the wet weather though :)
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Re: tomtatos

Postby Herbidacious » May 27th, 2018, 8:58 am

I wonder if we could change the title of this thread to tomatoes. The original thread was about tomato potato hybrids, but it turned into a tomato thread.

Anyway I have a tomato question. Do most people pot there tomatoes on twice before putting them in their final pots? i.e. into small ones then intermediate before the 12 inch up ones?

I bought a grow pot tower yesterday. It looks awfully complicated. (And too expensive to have more than one or two.) I am also trialing an oasesbox. Also pricey. Might try making my own 'quadrows'... or not!
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Re: tomtatos (tomato potato hybrids) and TOMATOES!

Postby suffolk » May 27th, 2018, 9:12 am

Yes, mine get potted on twice, sometimes three times depending on the weather ... if it's still too chilly to put them outside in their big pots they have to go into some intermediate ones in order to have room for them on windowsills and in the studio or little greenhouse.

This year mine will eventually be planted out into the veg patch rather than into big pots ... we'll see how they like that :D
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Re: tomtatos (tomato potato hybrids) and TOMATOES!

Postby scullion » May 27th, 2018, 9:45 am

the seeds all get sown in one small pot, when they reach the two true leaf stage they get separated out into individual small pots and planted out when they get too big for the 3 or 4 inch pots - so i suppose that's once.
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Re: tomtatos (tomato potato hybrids) and TOMATOES!

Postby Herbidacious » May 27th, 2018, 10:32 am

I am torn between laziness and economy: laziness as I need to sterilize the big pots before I use them (blight last year; economy: I would have to buy lots of intermediate (7 inch) pots if I don't go straight for the big ones.
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Re: tomtatos (tomato potato hybrids) and TOMATOES!

Postby Badger's mate » May 27th, 2018, 2:04 pm

Mine are sown in one of those 49 cell Agralan plant trainers, then into a multi cell insert tray. Depending upon how many of each variety, they might get put into a 24 cell, 15 cell or half-tray 6 cell trays. If in the latter they'll be planted out after that, otherwise they might go into 3-4 inch pots. Spare plants go into pots for plant sales.
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Re: tomtatos (tomato potato hybrids) and TOMATOES!

Postby Herbidacious » May 27th, 2018, 5:31 pm

I ended up potting on about 15. There rest (!) aren't ready yet.

I was going to pot on my tromboncini, but wondered if they could go straight into big pots. I am thinking about it...

Some of the tomato plants that I potted on had flower buds on them...
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Re: tomtatos (tomato potato hybrids) and TOMATOES!

Postby Badger's mate » May 27th, 2018, 10:29 pm

I sow squashes in multi-cell inserts, usually 2 per module and then transplant to 3-4 inch pots. I plant them out from there. This year I've got marrows (Badger cross, obviously) courgettes, tromboncino, winter sweet and Queensland Blue.
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