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The Tomatoes have arrived!!

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 08:15

That's all that matters.

The Tomatoes have arrived!!

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 08:12

Bf, I'm with Hostafan (above). They will be fine in the coldframe. 

The Tomatoes have arrived!!

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 08:10

Hi Verdun. You can pot them up if you have the time, inclination and energy. The extra pot size won't be of any particular benefit at this point. 

Hostafan, developed seedlings will cope outdoors at 4C. They just won't do a lot of growing. A frost would be a different matter.

 

The Tomatoes have arrived!!

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 07:54

See above, Bf. Don't bother potting them up. Mine live in 3" plastic disposble coffee cups from first transplant till planting out. 

 

The Tomatoes have arrived!!

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 07:52

Crikey, they're giants! 7C overnight won't hurt them at this stage in a cold frame. Mine are outside on the terrace without protection overnight at temps not much higher.

I wouldn't bother potting them up. They're not long away from being planted out and toms don't mind being a bit pot-bound at this stage. Transplanting gives the roots a wee shock which is good for them. It stimulates them.

Advice on Cavolo Nero

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 11:09

I've had crops chugging along nicely covered in snow. Very sturdy stuff. Doesn't come back the next season, though. Bolts as soon as there's any warm weather.

Advice on Cavolo Nero

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 08:16

Cavolo Nero shouldn't need staking. It does best in cooler conditions. It's a late-autumn to winter crop here in Italy where winter gets seriously cold. 

Pea Mould

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 07:00

Peas don't need any fertilising. They create their own nitrogen from the soil.

The Tomatoes have arrived!!

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 07:05

Plenty of them here.

The Tomatoes have arrived!!

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 07:02

To Italy.

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