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Tomatoes
Thu 22-Apr-10
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I love home grown tomatoes and have planted 4 different types this year; 2 large buffalo types, one pink fleshed, one red, 1 yellow egg shaped one and one that fruits green.  All have grown very well from seed and on my return from the uk, I was astounded to see that my std red buffaloes are already flowering!!!! Time to plant them into the veg plot methinks!

Thu 22-Apr-10
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Ah, Shelley, you're home. Thankfully. No problems?

Sounds like you may be making passata this year, too Laugh .....

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Thu 22-Apr-10
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Glad you got back safely Shelley.

I wasn't planning on growing tomatoes this season, just a few indoor chilli plants.  I sowed a few chilli seeds in a pot and the only thing that came up was tomatoes!  Looks like I don't get to choose what I grow!Roll_Eyes

I'll try that again!

Thu 22-Apr-10
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I have some tomato plants growing too mine are all from the Real Seed Catalogue, one is supposed to give fruits up to 1lb they are for sauce. One is an outdoor bush type and I think there was another but I can't remember now.Cheers. If it doesn't warm up soon they are all going in the polytunnel even if they are supposed to grow outside.

Thu 22-Apr-10
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A single tomato weighing up to a pound?  Eeek You'll need strong stakes for that one.

I'll try that again!

Thu 22-Apr-10
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Plenty of saplings in the forest for that Ok

Thu 22-Apr-10
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I'll try that again!

Thu 22-Apr-10
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Tomatoes are my favourite food and tomorrow I shall count the different types I have growing in the polytunnel and let you know.  Most were also bought from the Real Seed Company.   Last year I lost all mine to blight and I was heartbroken.  Hoping for better luck this year.  Going to try growing them in the polytunnel,  in the greenhouse and outside.  

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Thu 22-Apr-10
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I don't think it is the Real Seed Company unless your growing cannabis Eeek for those who are confused this is the link to the Real Seed Catalogue http://www.realseeds.co.uk/ Cheers

Thu 22-Apr-10
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Oops!      Doh     Just looked that up.  I promise you I am not growing cannabis in my polytunnel.  Roll_Eyes  Sorry folks Real Seed Catalogue it is.  Thanks Joanna  WellDone   ( I am having a bit of a giggle though)

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Thu 22-Apr-10
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I was just wondering why I called it Company and then I noticed if you look to the right where the adverts are it is called the Real Seed Company there, and if you click on it you get the Real Seed Catalogue!!

Whereas if you google Real Seed Company you get the cannabis!!!!!!!

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Fri 23-Apr-10
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As usual I'm growing several varieties some are home saved heritage varieties, from seed swaps or from Real Seeds:

Brown Berry
Mexico Midget
Blondkopfchen
Silvery Fir Tree (beefsteak)
San Marzano (plum)
Essex Wonder
Tomate Pomme Rouge du Montpellier 
Peacevine Cherry
Breeding type from Real Seeds –  http://www.realseeds.co.uk/breedveg.htm

Rollercoaster cherry mix (not sure what I'm getting in this lot!)

There might be more but I can't remember at the minute!

Fri 23-Apr-10
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wow that's a lot of tomato varieties!  In France the tomatoes are often heavy and require a wooden stake to hold up the plants.

I got home easily thank you all: the planes had just been reinstated and it was half full!!

Fri 23-Apr-10
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Right these are the tomato varieties I am growing:

Legend - Bush

Legend - beefsteak

Sungold

Brown Berry

Golden Sunrise

Millefleur yellow vine

Latah

Red Tumbler

Yellow tumbler

Another beefsteak variety

Venus

Sweet n Neat Cherry

Ferline

I have never had any success with beefsteak so if anyone has any tips on how to look after them please let me know.  I have tried to get a variety of bush and vine.  

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Sat 24-Apr-10
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Makes my three seem a paltry amount

Amish Paste - Vine (these are the large ones that will need staking well)

Colgar - storage and drying - Vine

Latah - bush

I might get some more today, I think there is a Spring fair if it doesn't get snowed offSteam (it's not sticking but its blooming cold)

You would think Shelley that other airlines would have taken the opportunity to send some passengers home since they are supposed to pay for accommodation for those who are stuck. Wonder if it was also half full as people gave up and decided to have holidays at home rather than risk getting stuck.

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