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    Default Tomato plant for indoor windowsill ?

    Hi I am new to any kind of growing, be it in the home or outside. I live in a Flat in Bedfordshire with nowhere to plant outside.
    I love Tomatoes and buy lots from shops always on the Vine, i love the smell, but now I really would like to try to grow my own on my windowsill. Being a pensioner I now find because of the amount of toms I eat that it is getting expensive.

    So that out of the way, I would like to if possible find a seed/plant to grow on from March, or possibly earlier if that is what I am advised.
    I want if possible one that grows fruit just a bit bigger than Cherry size as I do like to slice thinly for sandwiches.
    Maybe I am expecting too much, let me know.
    Thank you.

    Jim
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    I never have but i read somewhere here about someone who does
    I believe they said they keep the plants down to one truss, maybe two?, im sure they will be along soon and clarify
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    I have tried to edit this post because of spelling mistakes but it will not allow my edit to save, it takes me to discount gardening page.

    Jim

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    Yes it happens to us all Jim, welcome to the vine btw .

    Just move the page a bit further down before you save the edit.
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    Hi Jim and welcome to the Forum.
    Don't worry about the spelling mistakes - we all know what you mean! I've edited them for you anyway. Hope I've done it right
    Penellype grows tomatoes on her windowsills - have a look for her posts - although I'm sure she'll be along soon to help.
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    Thanks guys for your quick show of interest.

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    I'm sure someone will be along to say if this is feasible inside, but there is a variety called Tiny Tim which is just how it sounds. Tiny, and would be good for a windowsill.

    Tomato 'Tiny Tim' Seeds

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    I grow Tiny Tim on my desk in work. They're very compact plants but the toms are quite small too - not sure you'd find them suitable for slicing thinly.

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