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rbetts25

I love gardening, particularly wildlife and GYO. I have an addiction when it comes to buying plants. I only wish I could spend more time indulging!

Solanum lycopersicum 'Gardener's Delight' syn. Solanum lycopersicum 'Gardeners Delight'

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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rbetts25

Morning all. Tomato seedlings ready for planting into raised beds. Trusty Gardeners’ delight and also trying a new one called ‘sweet olive’ which is a cherry plum. 🍅 #tomatotuesday

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jpea

Mine aren't even out of their seed trays, this is mighty impressive Richard 👍👍

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pelly

Morning Richard, mine aren’t far behind, I’m looking forward to eating home grown ones again 🍅🍅

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bks

Hehe☺️ I didn't plant any, but some them have come up by themselves in my back yard. Didn't have to do much except watering them some time. But now I'm going to take care of them

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rbetts25

Hopefully they’ll get there in the end JP. I do find the Gardeners’ delight variety very reliable and have trouble with others in the past. @jpea

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rbetts25

It’ll be great won’t it @pelly nothing beats home grown ones!

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jpea

Funnily enough as I'd taken a lot of care with them this year I thought I'd try a number of new varieties Richard but apart from the Costoluto 'florontino' (just loved the name) even my faithful friend Alsa Craig hasn't done well, 2 weeks more then I'm off to the shops! @rbetts25

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rbetts25

That’s a nice surprise @bks

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rbetts25

That’s such a shame but I guess they can be a bit fussy sometimes about conditions. Out of curiosity did you grow them indoors or in a greenhouse? @jpea

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jpea

I'm growing them in the greenhouse, so I wonder if the temperature difference between the day & night makes a difference? @rbetts25

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pelly

Definitely 🍅🍅

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rbetts25

That could be it! I’ve read that the seeds are best started off indoors as they like the constant heat to aid germination. @jpea

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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rbetts25

Just starting to turn red 🍅I'm really excited, this is the first time I've successfully 🤞grown tomatoes

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katgreen

They will taste amazing and you will be hooked 😄🖒

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aliy

You have good cause to be excited Richard 😄These will be so very different and so much better than shop bought.👌Picked my first ripe tomato yesterday - the first of many hopefully.......

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plants

Home grown is so good 👍💚

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