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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jane View Post
    Thats what I'm wondering,I'l be in if my plants are worthy? I haven't written a list yet,I've got about 20 varieties non F1. So there will be some seeds of something
    You will! Hopefully the circle will interest lots of new grapes that would like to try some of the varieties that you've received in the seed circle. Lots of heritage or open pollinated varieties need to be grown every year to keep the seeds fresh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms-T View Post
    I have not save Tomato seed before ,but i will have a go .
    I am sowing from real seed.
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    Last year was the first time I saved seeds & it's alright,I'l always do it now. I kept getting blossom end rot on my orange banana tomatoes in pots,watering twice a day (during the hot spells) helps but I'm going to try them in the ground this year to keep the roots wetter than they would be in a pot,or add a load of used tea bags to the bottom of the pot to hold water I don't know it was such a shame though,hope it doesn't happen to yours!!
    Me neither! But honest! Easy!

    "I'm in"!

    Although not sure what yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jane View Post
    Thats what I'm wondering,I'l be in if my plants are worthy? I haven't written a list yet,I've got about 20 varieties non F1. So there will be some seeds of something
    *Excited face*

    No need to commit to anything yet. Just enjoy stroking your packets of seed...... or is that just me...

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    Its just you, seasprout
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    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jane View Post
    Last year was the first time I saved seeds & it's alright,I'l always do it now. I kept getting blossom end rot on my orange banana tomatoes in pots,watering twice a day (during the hot spells) helps but I'm going to try them in the ground this year to keep the roots wetter than they would be in a pot,or add a load of used tea bags to the bottom of the pot to hold water I don't know it was such a shame though,hope it doesn't happen to yours!!
    Orange Banana is one of my favourites.
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    If you are getting bad blossom end rot, then a drop of calcium with each watering should sort it out.

    Garden which have recently discovered that a lot of composts contain high levels of salts determental to plant growth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seasprout View Post
    Orange Banana is one of my favourites.
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    If you are getting bad blossom end rot, then a drop of calcium with each watering should sort it out.

    Garden which have recently discovered that a lot of composts contain high levels of salts determental to plant growth.

    Thanks for the tip for blossom end rot.
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    Thanks I only had BER on the orange banana,all the other varieties were fine,a few people last year said about watering twice a day & that did work towards the end,after I lost quite a few,it's something to do with that kind of plum shaped tomato needing an extra watering,the pot when I lifted it was so dry but I treated them all the same,I prefer to plant them in the ground if they're greedy like that

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