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emve

From Haugesund. With 3 children and a husband who's seemingly constantly away on business, I garden like it could save my life - and it probably does!

Solanum lycopersicum syn. Lycopersicon lycopersicum

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emve

These were my outdoor tomatoes. I had to move them indoors when the recent extreme rain proved to be way too much water and all the lovely ripe fruits split. I'll be using them in a soup later today, so they won't go to waste.

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emve

I wonder if my outdoor tomatoes will manage to ripen? I've been eating lovely red tomatoes from the orangery for a few weeks now. If it gets too cold before these get done, I'll just dig them up and bring them inside.

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gjones

Not all of our tomatoes have enough time to ripen on the vine so we pick them green and let them ripen in the house!

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emve

I guess I could do that too @gjones - though I'm still hoping for a warm and long autumn of course 😁😁😁

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emve

I also had the silly idea they would be trailing if I put them in hanging pots...

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Diane76

😊

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ShelleySnyder

🤔 they should have! Must be some thick strong stems!😂💘😍

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emve

I need to locate the empty seed packet so that I can make sure I try a different variety next year. @ShelleySnyder @Diane76

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emve

I foolishly thought they wouldn't need staking since they are supposed to be bush variety.

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ShelleySnyder

Oops!!💘😍

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gjones

Oops that didn't quite work as planned!

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emve

It seems the stems are extremely brittle, they snap rather than bend. Perhaps I've given them too much water? @ShelleySnyder @gjones

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ShelleySnyder

Oh boy Mona, it's been so very long sense I grew tomatoes that I really couldn't tell you! Sorry!💘😍

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emve

Each year I tell myself I won't bother with tomatoes next year, but it is amazing how things always feel more doable during the winter months😉 Don't worry, I'll probably try again @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

YES! All winter it's "I can do that! I'm gonna do that! I wanna do that!" Then reality sets in!😂😂💘😍

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emve

Yep @ShelleySnyder , I'm just about getting to that time now. 🤣 But reality isn't so bad, even if things rarely work out the way I planned. I do what I can with what I have, and I practice letting go of the rest.

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ShelleySnyder

That's a great Outlook! Cuz gardening isn't an exact science! It's supposed to be fun and games!💘😍

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emve

Making the most of the available space! Here, and especially this year, growing them outside isn't really an option, so this will have to do.

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pottybird42

I think that's a brilliant idea 👍🏻

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emve

Thanks @pottybird42 . The canes are supported by hooks in the ceiling. I am kind of looking forward to when they are finished, though...

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pottybird42

Up a ladder to harvest them 😆😆😆

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emve

Yup! 😂😂😂 @pottybird42

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columbiariver

You're genius. Don't blame you. Fresh tomatoes come but once a year. 👏😍

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emve

The homegrown ones really are quite special, aren't they @columbiariver . Each year I tell myself I won't bother with seeds, but I always end up doing it anyway.

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richard.spicer.7906

😮👏🏼👏🏼🍅🍅

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gjones

Its a huge plant!

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edrabelga

Is that the Rapunzel Tomato variety? :)

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emve

Must be! @edrabelga

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emve

@gjones, it was quite a show when we moved it outside for the two weeks we were on holiday! We had to be three people to get the long thing safely secured in a sheltered corner so my brother could water it while we were away.

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