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Tomato February 1

01 February 2018 15:56:53


They were shown recently, nine days ago. As I took the tray from the hot press, the seeds were white. Now look at the change, really green. The sunlight gave them the green colour although it may have been cold outside at times. There are true leaves on the way.

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 01 February 2018 16:39:30

Well done, Dick.

PCON PCON 02 February 2018 10:48:08

Coming on well, Dick. Tell me what temperature do you keep your greenhouse in Winter? When do the tomatoes go out there? I'm always interested in how you get everything out so early, every year

Dick Dick 02 February 2018 11:14:50

Peter, I have electricity in the greenhouse and with the electric heater, it tends to be around 10 C. My tomatoes are in the bedroom inside the south facing window During the day, especially when the sun is shining, and it really is to day like yesterday, it is warm inside the window. Then when the central heating comes on especially at night the temperature is good. The true leaves are coming on from day to day. Probably early in March the tomatoes go into the greenhouse. Probably during the second week in February, I would pot them up. Then in March, into the greenhouse. I tend to have them for sale late in March.

PCON PCON 02 February 2018 13:05:09

Great, Dick, but I don't think I would like tomato plants in the bedroom. Don't think my wife would stand for it either. They smell a bit. I raise them in the boiler house, temp about 20 when boiler is on, down to about 10 at night. Greenhouse is up against the house. No heat, but only occasionally drops below 7. Hardly ever brlow 5. My vines are at least a month behind yours.

DecfromTipp DecfromTipp 02 February 2018 23:28:46

Nice one Dick .... Iam holding off for a while yet 

Dick Dick 03 February 2018 15:50:51

Peter, It may be good in a way to have the seedlngs in the bedroom. Remember that we breathe out CO2 which is food for the photosynthesis of the plants and even though people may have departed from the room,at a certain hour when daylight has come, there is still plenty CO2 present together with sunlight. In your bedroom there would about twice the amount of this gas, compared with mine. I never got a bad smell from these little seedlings during the month of February.

Jackie Jackie 05 February 2018 06:58:49

They are looking great Dick as usual!


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