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doganjo

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Re: Are you a tomato lover?
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2022, 11:36:28 am »
I like to look things up too  :roflanim: :roflanim: :roflanim:  To remind myself of my Higher Maths! :innocent:

How to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit
The temperature in degrees Fahrenheit (F) is equal to - the temperature in degrees Celsius (C) times 9/5 plus 32:
So 10C equals 50F(10 times 9 divided by 5 plus 32)

Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion table
Celsius (C)   Fahrenheit (F)

-50 C   -58.0 F
-40 C   -40.0 F
-30 C   -22.0 F
-20 C   -4.0 F
-10 C   14.0 F
-9 C   15.8 F
-8 C   17.6 F
-7 C   19.4 F
-6 C   21.2 F
-5 C   23.0 F
-4 C   24.8 F
-3 C   26.6 F
-2 C   28.4 F
-1 C   30.2 F
0 C   32.0 F
1 C   33.8 F
2 C   35.6 F
3 C   37.4 F
4 C   39.2 F
5 C   41.0 F
6 C   42.8 F
7 C   44.6 F
8 C   46.4 F
9 C   48.2 F
10 C   50.0 F
20 C   68.0 F
30 C   86.0 F
40 C   104.0 F
50 C   122.0 F
60 C   140.0 F
70 C   158.0 F
80 C   176.0 F
90 C   194.0 F
100 C   212.0 F
200 C   392.0 F
300 C   572.0 F
400 C   752.0 F
500 C   932.0 F
600 C   1112.0 F
700 C   1292.0 F
800 C   1472.0 F
900 C   1652.0 F
1000 C   1832.0 F
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naturelovingfarmer

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Re: Are you a tomato lover?
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2022, 12:49:42 pm »
Blimey, that is one long river, much longer than the UK south to North! (I like to look things up).

NLF, If my earlier post was offensive in any way I apologise, certainly wasn't meant to be, I'd looked up roughly where you were previously, curious about some of the things you grew, that i'd never heard of, so i knew you are a lot warmer than us, but 100F, gosh, that would kill me, i'm out for the count at about 25c, (77F), but you certainly have some extremes of temperatures, we get frozen for a while, but i think -20c is about the coldest I've ever known it.
Don't your tomatoes ever get blight? Or can you prevent it in some way.? Pawpaws? Never even seen one  🤣. Tomatoes etc have to be in a greenhouse here. Can get frosts up to June 1st.
I think we have a different hardiness zone to you as well, don't know why, it's very confusing at times, ours starts at H7, equivalent to your H5.
Where I live, at 1000ft, we are in UK-H7, your 5, while most of the country is H8, a few southern and western areas in UK-H9. We have the gulf stream running near our western coast, which helps keep the temperatures up.
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No, the tomatoes don't get blight. In fact I'd never even heard of the problem until I heard it from you guys. Pawpaw is the largest tree-fruit native to North America. It tastes halfway between pineapple and banana. It is hardy to zone 5 so you might be able to grow it. It requires shade though so you have to grow it in a damp area of an established woodland.
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macgro7

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Re: Are you a tomato lover?
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2022, 01:29:44 pm »
They sell pawpaw in the UK. I was very tempted to buy some actually! (Ebay)
However you need male and female tree to cross pollinate and it is unlikely that neighbours will have one, as its very possible with apples or pears.
In the UK you can grow a lot of variety of plants. However simple growing is not the same as fruiting.

UK summers are just not long enough (even more sunny East and south of England), too cool,  and not enough sunshine for many species of fruit trees to ripen.
You can grow beautiful varieties of pomegranate - but the flowers will almost never turn into fruit.

Thisnis the reason we mostly grow tomatoes in greenhouses/polytunnels. When grown outside, usually as soon as they start turning red, the weather turns too cold 🥶

In Sweden or Norway, further north than Shetland you can grow more variety of fruit and veg outside - more sunshine in the summer.
We don't get summer - we get super long spring and autumn with couple "heatwaves" between May and August.

I have seen 24C (around 74F?) in April and next week frost!
« Last Edit: February 09, 2022, 01:38:13 pm by macgro7 »
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

Fleecewife

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Re: Are you a tomato lover?
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2022, 03:43:12 pm »
As 'an older person'  :D  I carry in my head rough equivalents for decimal and imperial measurements, weights, Celsius and Fahrenheit temps, even Kelvin sometimes, distance and such like.  This is because I grew up and went to school when we used the old system, so the new is like a second language, not quite fluent but good enough to get by. Middle aged folk grew up having to know both so it's only the young who look askance at acres, yards and degrees Fahrenheit.   So don't worry NLF, we can cope with the conversions, even American gallons  :)
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Re: Are you a tomato lover?
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2022, 06:48:39 pm »
As 'an older person'  :D  I carry in my head rough equivalents for decimal and imperial measurements, weights, Celsius and Fahrenheit temps, even Kelvin sometimes, distance and such like.  This is because I grew up and went to school when we used the old system, so the new is like a second language, not quite fluent but good enough to get by. Middle aged folk grew up having to know both so it's only the young who look askance at acres, yards and degrees Fahrenheit.   So don't worry NLF, we can cope with the conversions, even American gallons  :)

That post has made my day.  I'm in my 40s and find Imperial measurements a totally foreign language.
Therefore, I must still be young ;D

Thanks fleecewife!

Fleecewife

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Re: Are you a tomato lover?
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2022, 11:02:43 pm »
As 'an older person'  :D  I carry in my head rough equivalents for decimal and imperial measurements, weights, Celsius and Fahrenheit temps, even Kelvin sometimes, distance and such like.  This is because I grew up and went to school when we used the old system, so the new is like a second language, not quite fluent but good enough to get by. Middle aged folk grew up having to know both so it's only the young who look askance at acres, yards and degrees Fahrenheit.   So don't worry NLF, we can cope with the conversions, even American gallons  :)

That post has made my day.  I'm in my 40s and find Imperial measurements a totally foreign language.
Therefore, I must still be young ;D

Thanks fleecewife!

Well you're younger than my kids, just a wee baby to me  :D
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

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Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

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Re: Are you a tomato lover?
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2022, 04:31:21 pm »
Just had a look at that website, already got loads of chilli seeds but my mouth is watering with the huge number of different varieties they have! I think next year I'll be ordering from them!! Thank you for sharing the website!

 

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