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Thomassio wrote:Going good Bill, I've been busy today too, funnily enough I also have started my toms today! )t'

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Hi Bill, I have some rhubarb just peeping through .... I love making rhubarb and custard cake so I can't wait for it ... And lots of other things too! Xx
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Clucky Carol wrote:Hi Bill, I have some rhubarb just peeping through .... I love making rhubarb and custard cake so I can't wait for it ... And lots of other things too! Xx


Afternoon Carol ,certainly a lovely day hear ,yep i love my rhubarb and custard ,my dad always used to put horse manure on his straight off the road ,but i still prefer custard )w( .Get some muck round them and a bucket over the top and you will be pulling your first sticks in a few weeks )t'
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Thursday 12th March 2015

Tomatoes all through on windowsill ,Gardeners Delight, ahead of Moneymaker ,in about another week will sort into slightly bigger pots just one to a pot ,don't worry if they seem leggy as when you repot them set just below bottom leaves ,any stem underground will produce roots making stronger plants. )t' ImageImage
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Ooh great tip there Bill, thanks for that! )t'
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Are they the ones you planted on the 7th Bill?! Mine aren't even through yet.
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jemberelli wrote:Ooh great tip there Bill, thanks for that! )t'


The more stem in the ground the more roots produced ,wait until second lot of leaves on then bury to just below them will give you stronger plants (just mind how you handle them at this stage quite fragile )t'
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Thomassio wrote:Are they the ones you planted on the 7th Bill?! Mine aren't even through yet.


Yes they are ,i keep covered with a clear top until through on warm window sill then leave top off .
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I'm still undecided whether to grow tomatoes or not this year ... I might sow some soon just in case I change my mind LOL

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jemberelli wrote:Ooh great tip there Bill, thanks for that! )t'


The more stem in the ground the more roots produced ,wait until second lot of leaves on then bury to just below them will give you stronger plants (just mind how you handle them at this stage quite fragile )t'


You can do the same with chillies and peppers too BTW )t' Out of interest, sweetcorn can also be planted deeper than the original soil level and roots that develop after help to anchor the plant better.
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You can do the same with chillies and peppers too BTW )t' Out of interest, sweetcorn can also be planted deeper than the original soil level and roots that develop after help to anchor the plant better.

Thats interesting LL,though i usually set mine closer than recommended and so far they have held each other up ,but good to know as are tall and soon catch the wind..Not to many plants you can do that to as they would rot off at ground level ,but i know you love your chillies )t'
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Wow they are shooting up! )t'
Mine were planted the same day and are only just peeking through the soil. I wonder if the variety makes a difference or it's just conditions.
I will have mine under lights for a few weeks so hopefully will catch yours up!
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Thomassio wrote:Wow they are shooting up! )t'
Mine were planted the same day and are only just peeking through the soil. I wonder if the variety makes a difference or it's just conditions.
I will have mine under lights for a few weeks so hopefully will catch yours up!


Thats cheating {rofwl} ,the gardeners delight were a full day ahead of the moneymaker .What variety are you growing ,is your seed fresh ,and are they in a warm light place ,shouldn't really need any extra light .Surprising how fast they do grow once they get going.
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It is a bit isn't it?! To be honest, I can't persuade my DW that every windowsill should be covered with pots at the moment so my one little light box is my best chance really! Also, I do like a head start!
I'm growing sweet aperitif and Roma and I might start one more variety too, maybe sung old although I haven't decided yet. Since last night they have pushed through and the seed leaves are open. I think they will start moving now!
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Hi Bill, thanks ..... I know what I'm going to do this afternoon now .... Lovely - hope a few of those early outdoor seeds come up, early veg is so lovely - have a great Sunday x
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Thomassio wrote:It is a bit isn't it?! To be honest, I can't persuade my DW that every windowsill should be covered with pots at the moment so my one little light box is my best chance really! Also, I do like a head start!
I'm growing sweet aperitif and Roma and I might start one more variety too, maybe sung old although I haven't decided yet. Since last night they have pushed through and the seed leaves are open. I think they will start moving now!


What i tell my DW is that when she is eating all that fresh veg it will all be worth it )t' Was only joking about the light box ,this time of year you need to do all you can to get and keep things growing ,outside forces will soon put payed to plants so they need all the help we can give them .If you get lots of Tomatoes will give you Wendys recipe for chutney if you like it >veg5<
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