Grow Your Own Magazine

Navbar button growfruitandveg.co.uk Logo
Forum Navigation

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree9Likes
  • 1 Post By Scarlet
  • 5 Post By Gillykat
  • 2 Post By Penellype
  • 1 Post By mrbadexample

Thread: Jack frost took my toms

  1. #1
    keat63 is offline Sprouter
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Posts
    128

    Default Jack frost took my toms

    I moved my potted tomatoes to the greenhouse about 3 weeks ago.

    Some I put in my buckets, the others I left in pots.

    The frost on Thursday night took the potted ones, the ones in the buckets survived.

    Admittedly, I knew i'd put them in too early, but did do to stop them getting leggy in the house, with a view to watching the weather forecast.
    Well It seems that I got over confident and took my eye off the ball.


  2. #2
    Scarlet's Avatar
    Scarlet is offline O'Hara
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Just over the bridge
    Posts
    17,809

    Default

    I think this is the worst time of year for getting caught out. They are getting too big for windowsills and they need more light
    I carry mine back indoors but they are getting much to heavy.
    You can take some cuttings off the ones that have survived so all is not lost.
    chillithyme likes this.

  3. #3
    Gillykat's Avatar
    Gillykat is offline Tuber
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Alnwick, Northumberland
    Posts
    821

    Default

    Whereabouts do you live? Is it not too late to sow some more seeds?

    I'm in Northumberland and sowing mine today and keeping them in the living room for two/three/four weeks before transplanting into greenhouse.

  4. #4
    Penellype's Avatar
    Penellype is offline Mature Fruiter
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    York
    Posts
    6,193

    Default

    I will be sowing my outdoor tomatoes some time this week. I find any earlier and they give me problems with hardening off without killing them.
    chillithyme and Atta like this.
    A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

  5. #5
    mrbadexample's Avatar
    mrbadexample is offline Cropper
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Walsall
    Posts
    1,328

    Default

    I've had mine out in the greenhouse but rather than bring them in I've covered them with generous quantities of fleece, and on the really cold nights I've lit a candle or two in there to keep the temperature up a degree or so. No problems so far.
    Last edited by mrbadexample; 15-04-2019 at 05:51 PM.
    chillithyme likes this.
    Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made
    By singing-'Oh how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade,
    While better men than we go out and start their working lives
    At grubbing weeds from gravel paths with broken dinner-knives. ~ Rudyard Kipling

  6. #6
    keat63 is offline Sprouter
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Posts
    128

    Default

    The ones which survived, I brought back in for a few more weeks.

    Of the ones which were nipped, there was a particular plant I wanted to keep, its one that i've been collecting seeds from for a number of years.

    I have no more seeds, so unless I can get one to survive, it's probably irreplaceable.
    If I do have one survive, I'll take cuttings from side shoots.

    Wakefield by the way.
    Last edited by keat63; 16-04-2019 at 07:29 AM.

  7. #7
    chillithyme's Avatar
    chillithyme is offline Rooter
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    London
    Posts
    369

    Default

    I hope that you manage to get a cutting to take keat63. Im running out of space for seedlings too, I've put mine out too early in the past, they looked like they had been damaged from the cold, after a very long sulk some were ok. You've still got a chance yet hopefully

Posting Permissions

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