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27/04/2013 at 08:27

hi folks

when is it best to put plant my tomatoes out?

27/04/2013 at 08:41

Hi, NH. I presume you mean outside in the garden. When there's no further risk of frost or very cold winds, so something depends on where you live. They are better off inside at the moment.

27/04/2013 at 09:03

Not Yet!!!   You're up there in Nth Lincs?  Brrrr!  Not until June most years .... this year  wait and see ........

27/04/2013 at 09:06

Be as patient as you can.  Difficult I know!  It depends a lot on where you are and also on what variety you are growing....but put it off until the weather is reliable, and harden them off very gradually first.

27/04/2013 at 12:19

Nicholas, unless you've got temps of at least 15C daytime and at least 12C overnight you're pretty much wasting your time. Lower temps - within reason - won't necessarily hurt them but their development will be compromised.

27/04/2013 at 18:25

Afternoon folks, is it ok to put my small tommy plants in my greenhouse bed or should they be kept in pots for a while? Thanks

27/04/2013 at 19:22

Hi Tootles, At the moment I'm putting the pots in the GH during the day, but bringing back indoors at night.  Last night my max-min thermometer in the GH said it went down to 2.3C, which would have done them no good at all.  I agree with Italophile about the temperature range.  If you can afford a max-min thermometer (under £10), they are well worth having in a greenhouse.

27/04/2013 at 19:55

I'm glad I read this now! Went to garden centre bought a grafted tomato plant in hope I have success this year.  Have planted in large pot with grow bag and canes.  Should I dig it up, transfer it to medium pot and keep in in shed with window until it's warmer, I'm in South West, today we have had rain, hail and brilliant sunshine. Any advice gratefully received.

28/04/2013 at 17:40

Hiya, is it too late to start some tomato plants from seed?

28/04/2013 at 17:46

Just about sow tomato seeds now, yes.

Sarah sounds like a fairly big pot for your tomato plant.  Can you pot it Into small pot?  Your plant prob came in small pot so just bit bigger.  Leave in kitchen overnight?  Don't overpot tomatoes either.  Best done in stages, little bit bigger each time

29/04/2013 at 19:15

Many thanks Verdun, it's going back in a medium pot this eve and will be overnighting in the utility until we have warmer weather.  Didn't realise you should gradually upsize pot size either.  Am loving access to experts!

29/04/2013 at 19:53

You are welcome Sarah.

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