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Kits Wednesday 22nd March 2017 14:42

Tomato Growing
 
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Yes, I know toms are really a fruit, but never mind!

I read about germinating tomatoes from slices and thought I would give it a go. I sliced a Jubilee tomato (from Sainsbury's, other supermarkets are available), laid the slices on damp compost in a seed tray and left it on the draining board in our utility room, which is SW facing and gets plenty of sun. Within a few days, the seeds started to sprout. I now have loads of seedlings. It is going to be fun separating them out into pots later. All I am doing is making sure the compost stays damp and turning the tray so the seedlings don't lean too much towards the light.

Next time I do it, I shall just do one slice as I think I shall be giving away tommy plants to all and sundry.

Good fun!

G6 UXU Thursday 23rd March 2017 09:49

I saw that as well Kits and I am also going to give it a try.

Kits Tuesday 22nd August 2017 17:18

Yesterday I picked the first lot of lovely red Jubilee tomatoes! There are loads to come yet. I suspect I shall be making tomato chutney. =)

Kits Sunday 27th August 2017 12:56

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d.steeley Sunday 27th August 2017 19:02

You have a lovely crop of toms there Kits.

Dave

Kits Monday 28th August 2017 11:28

Thanks, Dave. And all from slicing up a tomato!


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