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    Default Great weather for tomatoes.

    For the last few years I have successfully grow tomatoes outdoors, which got me wondering, why bother with a greenhouse for tomatoes?

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    Well done! Mine always get struck down by blight just as the first ones are ripening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin H View Post
    Well done! Mine always get struck down by blight just as the first ones are ripening.
    and that's why I grow mine in the greenhouse
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    Me too! I've given up on outside ones due to the dreaded blight!

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    You are very limited as to the varieties you can successfully grow outside in the UK....even in Nottingham. One reason we have greenhouses is to grow stuff that you CAN'T grow outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin H View Post
    Well done! Mine always get struck down by blight just as the first ones are ripening.
    Really? I had that problem the first year, but I started earlier in subsequent years, ie on window sills in the house.

    What you can do is pick them and let them ripen off the vine.

    The main problem I have is having too many to eat, and eventually they go rotten before I can eat them.

    At the first sign of blight get picking the big ones.

    Also get tomato which ripen earlier, ie cherry tomatoes, I try and get a spread of early to late ripening ones to kind of spread out the ripe season.

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    Ifyou pick toms off a blighted plant they often go bad during the ripening process. Outside toms can be a gamble so I prefer to use the outside growing space for something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by esbo View Post
    Really? I had that problem the first year, but I started earlier in subsequent years, ie on window sills in the house.
    That's why I have a green house no need to use windowsills
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