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lydiastirling

I have my first garden and am loving it. growing my own veg, herbs and flowers. I have a deep seated love of rose's, succulents and orchids.

Solanum lycopersicum syn. Lycopersicon lycopersicum

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lydiastirling

#gyo blue bayou tomato 🍅 not quite as purple / black on the inside as the inside as I hoped but they taste delicious. The more ripe the more purple the the inner bit is. Hoping for more sun as I don't think these are getting enough sun to turn completely purple / black. @jeatacake

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jeatacake

Interesting! Mine are starting to grow well now so I'm still hopeful of some late tomatoes from them 🤞🍅

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lydiastirling

🤞🍅 @jeatacake

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lydiastirling

Blue bayou tomatoes not quite ripe but had one earlier in the week which was delicious #gyo @jeatacake

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jeatacake

That's great 👍 Is the flesh inside dark too? My seedlings have been potted on again but not growing as fast as I'd hoped 😏

21w
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lydiastirling

@jeatacake Jeff it's an odd mix of dark red and the purple black. I will post a photo of one of them cut open once these are compleatly ripe. I hope it starts growing quicker for you.

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jeatacake

Cheers Lydia. That'd be interesting to see 👍 I think mine need another decent but prolonged hot spell to get them going!

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lydiastirling

Quite possibly. The seeds I got from you need the same. @jeatacake

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jeatacake

Need a lot of luck with such a late start! 😏

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thehardygardener

Smurf berries

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lydiastirling

Blue bayou doing really well. Had my first one earlier in the week. Was delicious with lots of flavour. #gyo #blacktomato

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RedFuchsia

Interesting color 👍👍👍

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buzzygems

Wow!nice colour

22w
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lydiastirling

I can save you some seeds if you like @buzzygems it isnt an F1 hybrid so they should come true.

22w
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buzzygems

Pls do,will love to try this although tomatoes dont like me @lydiastirling

22w
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lydiastirling

I have a bit of an issue with tomatoes as to @bussygems . I get a mild allergic reaction to them. Which is why I'm trying different coloured one ti see if it's better. I've also got orange, yellow and white (well cream) ones. I can try and save seeds from them as well if they arnt F1 hybrids

22w
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jeatacake

They're looking great 🖤 Mine not so much. Will be a miracle if I get any tomatoes on them, but they'll have more time next year 👍

22w
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lydiastirling

🤞you do get some tomatoes Jeff @jeatacake

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jeatacake

Thanks Lydia. Still got at least 3 months growing season left, so you never know 🤞

22w
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lydiastirling

Cinibar moth seemed very happy on my tomatoes #wildlifewednesday

22w
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lydiastirling

Tomatoe snow berry planted out this morning with alyssum and night scented stocks as companion plants to encourage visits by bumble bees. #gyo

28w
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lydiastirling

@jeatacake Jeff you can see how Pale the plant is for the snow berry tomatoes. Next to the blue bayou it looks even paler

28w
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jeatacake

It certainly is pale. I've just googled them & they are a pale yellow in most of the images. Just a bit lighter than Sunbaby.

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lydiastirling

@jeatacake it will be interesting to see how these do. From the photos I've seen they look more like a pale yellow to cream than white.

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jeatacake

I agree. I'll await your taste test results before I rush to get any. Definitely tempted by the black ones 👍

28w
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lydiastirling

@jeatacake jeff the black ones are looking good. I have read that they take awhile to ripen. When I checked on chiltern seeds sight the photo they have they are dark purple to black, and have good reviews on the taste.

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jeatacake

Sounds very promising. I heard that the black ones have more of the chemical in them that's supposed to be really good for you 👍

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lydiastirling

I have to admit @jeatacake jeff part if the reason I'm trying so many different coloured tomatoes is because I have a allergy issue to oxidized tomatoes particularly sauces. But I love them so im trying to find ones that maybe i have less of an issue with. I'm wondering if it's the red colour as i have the same issue with beetroot.

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jeatacake

Sun gold (orange) & sun baby (yellow) could be worth a try? Both are very tasty. I keep seeds from all my varieties from one year to another, so if you fancy trying those, I can send you some seeds 👍

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lydiastirling

Yes please @jeatacake jeff. I will safe you blue bayou and snow berry seeds if you like for a swap.

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jeatacake

That sounds just perfect 😊 If I give you my email address, you can send your address & I'll post them off to you tomorrow all being well. Still, time to start some off 👍 OK, its:- voso1959@gmail.com

28w
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lydiastirling

@jeatacake I've sent you an email

28w
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lydiastirling

Tomatoe bluebayo first fruit doing well. Lots more flowers on the 2 plants. 😃 #gyo

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shaz831

Wawo... I saw this for the first time...! 😰

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lydiastirling

@jeatacake jeff I got the seeds from chiltern seed

28w
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jeatacake

I must get some for next year. All other black ones I've tried never turn black, but with this it looks like it's no problem! 👍🖤

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lydiastirling

It is looking very dark. I will post more photos as it ripens and tag you in them so you can see. It's the first time I've tryed to grow it.

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jeatacake

Its amazing. Even the stem looks quite dark! Thank you 😊👍

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lydiastirling

@jeatacake jeff it is. Even when it came up as a seedling it was very dark

28w
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jeatacake

I've tried 3:- Black Russian, The Darkest & Black Krim. None got black at all! 🙄 They may need heat & strong sunlight when ripening, unlike yours! 👌

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lydiastirling

That's a possibility. I did consider black russian not sure why I opted for this one. But glad I did

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lydiastirling

Tomatoe bluebayo happy in the greenhouse with flowers #gyo

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lydiastirling

First 2 starting to ripen. #gyo

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lydiastirling

Starting to come up

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chapelbarn

Just done our first 2 today.

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lydiastirling

Hope yours come up well @chapelbarn

2w
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lydiastirling

2 of the 3 different types of tomato seed sewn at the weekend. Maskotka and ildi and in the photo and cherrola not shown.

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godfreye

You have been busy Lydia 🤗

2w
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lydiastirling

Looks like ive got lots more fruit to come. Home made tomarto sauce her i come

2w
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lydiastirling

Looks like im going to have a bumper crop.

2w
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lydiastirling

First ones on the way #gyo

2w
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lydiastirling

First flowers fruit soon i hope. #gyo

2w
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lydiastirling

Seeds taken from my dwarf mostly bight risistant tomartos have germinated. 🤞the do well.

3w
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lydiastirling

My dwarf bush tomarto self seeded onto the bag they where in so ive dug up the seedlings and potted them up now in my sittingroom window. Hoping they survive till spring to go outside.🤞

3w
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lydiastirling

Now covered in flowers and tomartos. Defently going to be keeping seeds for next year

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flof1952

Looking very good Lydia :)

3w
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lydiastirling

2out door dwarf bush cherry tomato plants i was given this week but cant remember the name of. Ive planted them out as they have been grown outdoors. Aprently they are very bight resistant. Im hoping i will get tomartos this year as they all got blight last year

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