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Beewyched

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Tomatoes outside in Scotland
« on: April 07, 2011, 08:45:28 pm »
We didn't manage this last year, but would like to maybe try a plant or 2 this year - any ideas for the ones most likely to survive/produce in a fairly exposed/windy area?
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doganjo

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Re: Tomatoes outside in Scotland
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011, 08:46:38 pm »
I'd like to know too, although my back garden is South facing and sheltered by 40 foot leylands
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Beewyched

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Re: Tomatoes outside in Scotland
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011, 08:59:36 pm »
Are you going to have a go at tomato-homicide too Annie   ;D ;)
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doganjo

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Re: Tomatoes outside in Scotland
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011, 09:19:54 pm »
Are you going to have a go at tomato-homicide too Annie   ;D ;)
Like it  ;) ;D ;D ;D  Might as well.  I can kill most other things. ;D  Adn if I don't manage it myself, my boys wee on anything higher than about 8 inches so they'll finish them off ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Beewyched

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Re: Tomatoes outside in Scotland
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011, 09:27:55 pm »
You make a pretty formidable team between you  ;)
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Fleecewife

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Re: Tomatoes outside in Scotland
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2011, 12:23:58 am »
My first year here I grew tomatoes outside - probably Gardeners Delight but it's a bit long ago for my poor memory.  They grew beautifully, lovely strong plants, heavy healthy crop, but they never ripened before they were struck down by frosts.  I have never tried again. However, if you could protect them from the wind with a tall frame on three sides, perhaps lined with foil at the back to reflect the sun back onto the plants, you could have a chance.  Another option would be to grow very small cherry types which ripen earlier than full sized fruits
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Beewyched

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Re: Tomatoes outside in Scotland
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2011, 10:02:43 am »
Hm  :-\

I got a freebie packet of G Delight on a magazine, will give them a go.

Even more of a reason for us to get a polytunnel this year methinks  ;D
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