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23/06/2012 at 11:24

I know it is very late in the season, but could you tell me whether it is still possible to grow tomatoes from seed?

23/06/2012 at 11:26

Not really-you will be so better of buying in plants-but you have little to lose by trying

23/06/2012 at 12:53

I'm trying to freecycle a dozen surplus plants but can't get any takers! I'm near Southampton Chris if by some miracle you are too!!!

23/06/2012 at 14:14

No, I am afraid I am miles away in Norfolk! Which is a shame, but thanks for the offer.

23/06/2012 at 14:26

Any village fetes on in your neck of the woods, artychris? Often a good source of home grown surplus plants. I'm after cucumbers myself.

24/06/2012 at 19:26

Isnt that annoying Ive 4 cucumber plants needing a home pity we live so far apart

25/06/2012 at 18:25

If you know someone with  tomato plants, you could pot up some off shoots. They root very easily.

26/06/2012 at 11:53
artychris wrote (see)

I know it is very late in the season, but could you tell me whether it is still possible to grow tomatoes from seed?

Put it this way, *it takes six weeks to grow tomatoes from seed to the planting-out stage (so that takes us to the end of July) it takes another  eight weeks to bearing  fruit (that takes us to the end of September) then ripening takes (depending on the weather) another 4 weeks say.

So I would reckon you wouldn't be picking until about November, by which time the daylight would have gone.

*All these times are approximate, but I reckon they are about average.

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