Grow Your Own Magazine

View our latest subscriptions offers here!


+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 28
  1. #1
    crazy_red's Avatar
    crazy_red is offline Rooter
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    396
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Indoor tomatoes, outdoor tomatoes??

    Apart from the fact that all greenhouse varieties are cordons, can anyone tell me the difference between an indoor and an outdoor tomato?

    In the seed catalogues, some varieties say only suitable for indoors, some say outdoors, some say both......

    Several of my gardening books give dire warnings against growing indoor varieties in the garden. But surely a tomato is just a tomato?

    <ducks to avoid barrage of rotten fruit>

  2. #2
    Two_Sheds's Avatar
    Two_Sheds is offline Compost Everything...
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    windy east coast, sandy soil
    Posts
    30,544

    Default

    Outdoor tomatoes get blight, indoor tomatoes get blight less often (but aren't immune)

    I won't be bothering with outdoor tomatoes any more ... waste of time and effort.

    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

  3. #3
    vicky's Avatar
    vicky is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Suffolk/Norfolk Border
    Posts
    2,227

    Default

    Greenhouse toms are probably more tender and outside the fruit would take too long to reach ripeness in our climate. Outdoor toms ripen more quickly. So you could put outdoor ones inside but not the other way round! Confused?

    As for blight in outdoor toms, Feline is fantastic and most others do fine in pots of fresh compost so don't give up hope!

  4. #4
    Capsid's Avatar
    Capsid is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Derby
    Posts
    2,315

    Default

    Clearly not all tomatoes are the same as not all humans are the same. Some tomato varieties can flower and set fruit at lower temperatures and therefore could be grown outside if you didn't have a greenhouse.

  5. #5
    Two_Sheds's Avatar
    Two_Sheds is offline Compost Everything...
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    windy east coast, sandy soil
    Posts
    30,544

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by vicky View Post
    As for blight in outdoor toms, ...most others do fine in pots of fresh compost so don't give up hope!
    Blight is air borne, so fresh compost makes precious little difference

    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

  6. #6
    crazy_red's Avatar
    crazy_red is offline Rooter
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    396
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Errr, what's blight?

  7. #7
    Duronal's Avatar
    Duronal is offline Rooter
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Old Woking, Surrey
    Posts
    371

    Default

    Hey cheer up Two sheds I got blight last year too it took out all my plants in the end. BUT by starting in feb on a window ledge with ferline i got a good early supply of tasty full sized toms (the plants were the last to die) . I also grew 30 other (cherry) plants and got a huge number off of them before they were blighted. Growing outside can be done but i think we just have to accept that a 100% yeild just won't happen anymore.

    I also found that by stripping leaves off (leaving only three branches) the plants contracted blight last in my area. It may be that this slowed down the ripening of fruit but i think i got at least an extra month out of my plants.

    I have a few F2 seeds from my ferline plants so i will be growing those this year to see if we get any improved resistance. I hope so.

    Keep the faith!

    D

  8. #8
    kernowyon's Avatar
    kernowyon is offline Cropper
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Woking, Surrey
    Posts
    1,180

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Duronal View Post
    I also found that by stripping leaves off (leaving only three branches) the plants contracted blight last in my area. It may be that this slowed down the ripening of fruit but i think i got at least an extra month out of my plants.

    I have a few F2 seeds from my ferline plants so i will be growing those this year to see if we get any improved resistance. I hope so.

    Keep the faith!

    D

    I can remember you posting about this earlier in the year after mine got ravaged by blight, as my plot is over by you I wondered how you managed to get any at all. mine got hit before a single one ripened. I Might give your ideas a go this year and see if I can get any to crop outside.
    Kernow rag nevra

    Cornwall Not England
    http://www.netpz.co.uk/kernow/index.htm

    Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

Similar Threads

  1. Indoor tomatoes
    By rusdove in forum Vegging Out
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 04-09-2009, 01:14 PM
  2. Indoor Tomatoes Anyone..?
    By braders in forum Vegging Out
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-08-2009, 08:18 AM
  3. Way behind on outdoor tomatoes
    By sez in forum Vegging Out
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 15-05-2009, 09:28 AM
  4. indoor tomatoes
    By Salina in forum Vegging Out
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-07-2007, 01:27 PM
  5. Indoor or outdoor tomatoes?
    By shirlthegirl43 in forum New Shoots
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30-04-2007, 10:59 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts