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    I've been holding back on sending anything as I wanted to know exactly how many people were participating and therefore how many bags to make up.

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    Mine went in the post box today
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    Sorry, mutual agreement between mod and myself was I'm out as my organic yellow pear toms didn't ripen before frosts, I don't want to pass those losers on. The other non F1 toms I had were too common and no sense sending stuff the majority doesn't want.

    I did get to eat some toms this year but F1s, can't send those. Next year I'll try to grow more open pollinated varieties. I never see to have much luck with toms, it's the same thing every year. They don't ripen, even a lot of the F1s were still green. Maybe I should sow/plant them out earlier? Dunno.

    Good luck everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squingy View Post
    Sorry, mutual agreement between mod and myself was I'm out as my organic yellow pear toms didn't ripen before frosts, I don't want to pass those losers on. The other non F1 toms I had were too common and no sense sending stuff the majority doesn't want.

    I did get to eat some toms this year but F1s, can't send those. Next year I'll try to grow more open pollinated varieties. I never see to have much luck with toms, it's the same thing every year. They don't ripen, even a lot of the F1s were still green. Maybe I should sow/plant them out earlier? Dunno.

    Good luck everyone
    When did you sow them this year Squingy? Would be unusual for them not to ripen especially after the weather we had this Summer?
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    Probably not the thread to be discussing but

    Spreadsheet said I sowed them April 12th and planted out May 28th? Should I be doing anything earlier Trip? I'm in South West England.

    I did put the yellow pears in a very shady spot. Some grew 7-8 feet tall along the hedge, bore but took forever/never to ripen.

    I did get nice yields from the Ferline F1s, one or two vine ripened ones daily for about 2 weeks from just 6 plants. Not all of those ripened either though.
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    If you are growing tomatoes outdoors they need to be in the sunniest spot on your plot....and possibly growing by the hedge encouraged tall plants looking for some sun. Tomatoes need an open sunny sight. Plenty of water and not competing with hedge roots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoneyChild View Post
    I've been holding back on sending anything as I wanted to know exactly how many people were participating and therefore how many bags to make up.
    Unfortunately we never know the exact final numbers as people often drop out at the last minute or disappear!
    Maybe 19?
    I can send you the surplus packs back if you like?
    Or send less bags with a few extra seeds in each? I can always pinch a seed or two out of a couple of bags to make up some more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squingy View Post
    Probably not the thread to be discussing but

    Spreadsheet said I sowed them April 12th and planted out May 28th? Should I be doing anything earlier Trip? I'm in South West England.

    I did put the yellow pears in a very shady spot. Some grew 7-8 feet tall along the hedge, bore but took forever/never to ripen.

    I did get nice yields from the Ferline F1s, one or two vine ripened ones daily for about 2 weeks from just 6 plants. Not all of those ripened either though.

    Scarlet beat me to it but yep, what she said! Growing outside means you should place them in sunniest spot possible...
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