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25/03/2013 at 16:34

I took the advise of some young gardener in AG mag to set tomato seeds in January, my dad there sniggering away, 'Thats the way to do it these days dad' I says!

'Go on then' Says he.

Well, now my plants are 9/10" tall, no way they can go into the unheated greenhouse, and thinking never in the garden.

i will probably have to pot them on yet again, and so have to house 10 x 6" flower pots in the conservatory.

I have learned my lesson, listen to the oldies, they know best, dad has been gardening in this garden for 26 years, who was I to think I knew best.

OK Geoff, you win on this one!


25/03/2013 at 16:36

25/03/2013 at 16:39

If you laugh at me........ well I deserve it!!!!!

25/03/2013 at 16:42

The plants look fab! But I have to say I definitely think people get wiser as they get older, I had a similar story with my Grandad

25/03/2013 at 16:43

Beautiful plants! Mine are still snug in their seed packets

25/03/2013 at 16:49

And so they should be Calendula, I wonder what happened to the ones they chappy in the AG mag sowed.

They would be beautiful plants if it was a month later!

I feel I will be planting these out with at best the flowers on, or at worse, the baby toms.

25/03/2013 at 17:03

Lovely plants Lyn - shame it wasn't this time last year you would have been on to a winner!

25/03/2013 at 19:32
Calendula wrote (see)

Beautiful plants! Mine are still snug in their seed packets


25/03/2013 at 19:34
Yep I've got the same situation. .......did it last year too!!
25/03/2013 at 20:33
We all do it. We are all impatient and eager to get a head start. Yet it's April soon and the pressure mounts to get seed sown
25/03/2013 at 21:51
I wasn't in a rush to get started though, my seeds are only just going in , in fact lots haven't gone in yet, I just went by the magazine, I expect he has got unheated greenhouse to plant then in. Fortunately, I have Ferline and Shirley just coming up.
25/03/2013 at 21:58

The impatience of youth, the wisdom of age...we all make the same mistakes. In 40 years you will be passing on this wisdom, but probably by some type of thought transerence!!

25/03/2013 at 22:26

Yeah, I was itching to get my toms sown in Jan too, I think it was much warmer then than it is now and was hoping for another warm March, would have beem well away. But I was busy planting other things, pruning and preparing so eneded up not doing them yet. I'm so glad I didnt. But I have to say Lyn, they look well and healthy, not at all leggy. 

25/03/2013 at 22:30
They do look like lovely healthy plants, we just need some warmth now for you to get them out.
25/03/2013 at 22:37

oh, sorry for my shocking spelling

26/03/2013 at 13:06

Don't see why this should be an issue, why not insert some small stakes to act as supports? You can always remove the smaller support once in grow bags and tie them to a bigger cane. Just make sure you have the bigger cane in place first in-case they snap. Worse thing that can happen now is a check in growth due to lack of heat, hardly a bad thing at this stage! Believe me, no one will be laughing when you've got tomatoes 2 months ahead of everyone else. Happy days!

26/03/2013 at 13:10
But isn't it to cold to put them in the unheated greenhouse yet Adam? The problem is more about housing them indoors.
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