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    Darren19 is offline Germinator
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    Hi there I'm new to here so sorry if this post is in the wrong place..
    Just wondering if I could sow toms seeds at my allotment I have only had it since Oct 18 but done so much already, I have an unheated greenhouse which is fleece lined still, the question is when can I sow tomotoes in there without risk of frost taking them out?
    Also what other veges are good to sow in the greenhouse in March, I'm keen to get going as at the moment have limited crops growing

    Thank you

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    Where abouts is your plot Darren? I'm in Scotland, so not sowing mine yet, just a few things in a heated propagator like Onion seeds, leeks and now my chillies. Tomatoes will be end of April probably as Celery goes in next.

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    Best to sow them at home in the warm and grow them on there for a bit, unless you have a heated propagator in your GH - keep them in the warm even if you don't get frosts, until the weather is for the most part above 10C - then they can go in a GH.

    The reason is that the plants react badly to cold, as they stop growing - and so a) you gain nothing and b) they sometimes never kick off properly again.
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    Darren my toms were sown 3 weeks ago and have lived on a bedroom window sill ever since, and they'll probably be staying there until around May. Do you have space to grow yours indoors as well because I think its to cold to sow them in a GH without heating.
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    My tomatoes are started but at home for now. Too cold to put out or in greenhouse yet. I have started lettuce and beetroot. They will germinate and grow in an unheated greenhouse.

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    Hi thank you everyone I think il leave it for a while as has no electric, don't think the tiny solar panel would run a heater lol
    Yes have some room at home but I'm getting full as I only have a small light system and got around 20small plants wanted to try my luck in greenhouse

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    I start my toms at home in a heated propagator and move them to the bedroom windowsill for a few weeks. The toms I started in January go into the GH during the day but back into the house overnight.
    They won't be in the GH overnight until the temps remain about 10C.
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    Do you have any space on a windowsill? Tomato plants take a long time to grow compared to other crops,most of us (maybe all?) start them indoors on windowsills. The longer you wait,you risk them not ripening in time plus late blight can attack them during the season,itís good to get a few tomatoes from the plant before that happens. I donít remember having blight at all last year,I had lots of blossom end rot in my large plum varieties because of the drought & then the rain came down for about two days flooding the tomatoes,nobody would water their plants like that,all my plants are outside,loads split because of that too,but itís cool I had about 35 plants,if you grow a lot thereís never a problem.
    What are the twenty plants you have indoors?

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