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Potting on Tomatoes, no Room in the Greenhouse

Tomatoes

The tomato seedlings in the front bedroom had shot up. Gone a little spindly reaching for the light in the north facing window as well. It’s the natural reaction of a seedling to try and outgrow the competition and get to the light but it does result in spindly plants.


So, transplanted deep into pots, by which I mean about half way up the stem. Because of the lack of space, moved some onion seedlings from the greenhouse into the coldframe and then one of the electric propagators into the greenhouse which is filled with tomatoes in 3″ pots. Another 8 pots went into the south facing kitchen window.


I reckon to plant on what I need plus a couple of spares so we now have 5 Sungold, 8 Ailsa Craig, 8 Plum Roma and 3 Garden Pearl in pots.


The propagator should keep them warm enough despite the cold weather and promised snow. Must get some more paraffin in the morning.


Still have Big Boy tomatoes to move on and the peppers are showing too.


Space problems


I’ve not started on the greenhouse on the plot and we could do with the space. As the bedrooms and kitchen widows are filling we’re using the racking from a defunct plastic mini-greenhouse to build a seed tray holding rack in the lounge. Yes, visitors, we are mad!

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