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25/08/2012 at 10:38

hi, can anyone help, i have a tomatoe plant, in a pot, there is lots of fruit on it, but they dont seem to be growing they are still quite small, with a few biggeer ones, am i being impatient, or has the bad weather affected them,many thanks

25/08/2012 at 10:50

Do you know what variety it is?

25/08/2012 at 12:10

hi dovefromabove

i cant remember the name of them, but they are the trailing type!!!

 

25/08/2012 at 12:37

If trailing, they're likely to be cherries or something similar, so don't expect large toms. If the weather is warm enough they will end up the same size.

25/08/2012 at 13:47

thanks italophile, i thought they would have ripened by now, but they look healthy so i will just see how they go

 

25/08/2012 at 16:57

Outdoor toms ahve really srtuggled this year. I ended up throwing mine away as there was no way they would produce anything, all my plants on the allotment got blight. The only ones that did any good were in the greenhouse. Try again next year.

25/08/2012 at 17:37

lynne, you need warmth for them to ripen, not necessarily direct sunlight. Anything above low-20sC is optimum. The lower you go, the longer they will take.

28/08/2012 at 20:39

thanks for the advice, i will leave them, and hope the warm weather stays here in liverpool, thanks again

 

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