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  • Joined Apr 2009
  • Carrick on Suir - Tipperary Ireland
Tomato Plants
« on: May 12, 2009, 01:10:49 pm »
Is it me, or is there a shortage of tomato plants this year.  Of course it may be that I now live in Ireland, but I just can't find any anywhere all I see is cabbages and brussels and I am growing them from seed


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Re: Tomato Plants
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 01:34:21 pm »
I didn't bother with plants - grew mine from seed and have LOADS of packets of seeds unopened, of all veggies.
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  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Muiravonside, near Linlithgow
Re: Tomato Plants
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 02:59:52 pm »
i think my toms are a bit leggy, i might be buying a couple of toms myself in a few weeks. we'll see.

but i've seen plenty on sale over here.


  • Joined Jan 2009
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Re: Tomato Plants
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 10:50:44 pm »
Some enthusiasts are offering here in the local paper ads from 25 - 40 p a plant. I usually grow from seed but this year they didn't germinate (blame the loo rolls) :&>


  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Tomato Plants
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009, 09:18:44 pm »
I must be lucky for mine are coming on well, I grew them from seed but they are now in the pollytunnel  :)


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Re: Tomato Plants
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009, 10:08:05 pm »
I just discovered that where I tried to start off beans early not a single bean is actually making it (next year straight in the ground again) but a few tomato seeds must have germinated in my own compost! - I will have green tomatoes for chutney after all. :&>


  • Joined May 2009
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Re: Tomato Plants
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009, 10:50:46 am »
Last year we were over-run with tomato plants when I started them from seed, but I was a bit late with them and very few ripened (lovely chutney tho'!). This year I decided to just buy a few plants... and can I find any locally?? (Just a  few very mangy ones in a local supermarket). Will try the garden centre in stranraer later this week.
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