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Tara_H

So I guess this is year 6! Hard to believe. Still taming 2.5 acres of countryside after a life lived in the city.

Solanum lycopersicum 'Alicante'

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Tara_H

#tomatoes getting tomatoeyer 😀

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Tara_H

It's getting pretty dark so will get the rest of the pics tomorrow but I just had to share these baby #tomatoes 😀 #gyo

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Mikekally

Wow, good job! I'm getting nothing from mine, just flowers and leaves. Must be overfeeding it or something

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Tara_H

This one is definitely not overfed, hadn't had any fertiliser yet @Mikekally. But I think you're not meant to start feeding until they have one set of flowers? Not sure...

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namtabirl

Hi @tara_h. Think you're supposed to feed every 7-10 days when 1st truss sets then every 3-4 days when 2nd truss forms. Are you pinching out side shoots? Also, pinch out leader when 4-5 truss formed.....will help fruit.

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Tara_H

Thanks @namtabirl yeah I've been pinching out the shoots religiously but they didn't get fed since I was away at the critical time, I'll be starting that asap!

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Tara_H

This is the rather limp #tomato plant I put in the #polytunnel last night, looks like it is ok with the move 😄 will continue moving them out of the greenhouse a few at a time. #transplant

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Tara_H

A couple of #tomato plants I put out in the #polytunnel. I want to see how they get on in that soil, and without the roof on... #fingerscrossed they do ok and I can put some more out soon!

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Tara_H

Yeah, I know I'm all about the #tomatoes these days, but they're growing like mad things! I'm actually a little scared of them 🤣

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no_akira

time to go out

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Tara_H

It's a long and involved process, @no_akira, you remember how cold and windy it is here! Still working on the polytunnel...

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no_akira

fair one, how about planting direct into soil in your mini greenhouse there...

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no_akira

#jerusalemartichoke as wind breaks for the win. will post pic showing mine

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Tara_H

The plan is to finish the tunnel frame this weekend and plant them into the ground then protect them with cloche plastic while we wait for the real cover to be delivered... #fingerscrossed @no_akira

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Tara_H

Yeah, I'd be interested to see that! The cold is also a problem though, it was down to 8 degrees last week in the greenhouse even with a heater! @no_akira

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Tara_H

Could this actually be the start of #flowers?! 😀😄 Maybe we'll get some #tomatoes after all of this pandering! 😂

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Mikekally

Ooooooh exciting!

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Tara_H

Yeah, I put the very shortest #tomato plants on the lower shelf last week 😂 think I need a bigger boat!

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Mikekally

🤣 And snap on the shelves - Samesies!

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Tara_H

All 40 #tomato plants repotted; their domination of the porch is almost complete! #gyo #kitchengarden

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no_akira

You'll be supplying the local supermarket in August then T

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Tara_H

Had to buy a new (cheap Aldi) greenhouse yesterday! @no_akira and a greenhouse heater... These better be some good tomatoes!

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namtabirl

Wow! That's a lot of tomatoes 👍

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Mikekally

Ah here! 😂

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Tara_H

Most of the plants have been promoted to the garden or greenhouse, but it's still too cold for the #tomato plants, so they're slowly taking over the porch...

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Mikekally

They're getting yuge!

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Tara_H

I don't know where we're all going to fit! @Mikekally

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plants

Home grown is so good 😀👍🌿

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Tara_H

#thingsilearned in spring, part 1 - if you only have room for two tomato plants, you probably shouldn't sow the whole packet of seeds...

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Tara_H

The #tomato plants are getting pretty big, think I'll need to re-pot them again soon!

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Tara_H

And a little #forest of #tomato plants waiting to be repotted 🌱

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Tara_H

And the tomatoes are starting to get less purple 😄

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Tara_H

The #tomato plants are going a little purple in the porch which apparently means it's too cold for them there so they're back in the kitchen for the moment.

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Mikekally

Did not know that! Might have to bring mine in at night

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Tara_H

@Mikekally yeah I had only put some out because I hadn't got around to repotting the others and I noticed the ones in the porch were growing more slowly and going purple so I looked it up...

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Tara_H

Oh, and some of the tomatoes got promoted today! #newpots

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Tara_H

Tomatoes working hard on their second set of leaves ❤

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Tara_H

Starting to look a little spindly, but they should be getting plenty of light now.

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Tara_H

Apparently today is sprouting day!

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