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    I have actually sort of done this already - I cut down my two best producing plant to just above soil level and composted the rest. I didn't get round to sorting out the roots, and now I think I'll just mulch them and see what happens next year. I've also put my crimson crush into the garage with my chillies and peppers to see if they survive the winter.

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    Just thought I'd put a quick update:

    So - 24/10/15..............Attachment 60371

    09/11/15................Attachment 60372

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    Maybe i have missed it but just read through the whole thread, did they work when cut down the the floor and then covered?

    I have a lovely tomato plant going in the PT, it is the only one that has giving me a whole truss of tomatoes this year, i am going to save seed but i cannot remember what it is, so will try a few side shoots.

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    Mine didn't work that were cut down Lisa but I guess it was too cold for them.
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    I'm just trying the side shoot method. I currently have 2 of them in pots on my window cill upstairs. Hopefully they survive the winter and get a head start on my seedlings in the spring.
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    Good luck Scoot, keep us posted.
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    Have you cut one down and covered it up for the winter Bigmally?

    And when your back stops aching,
    And your hands begin to harden.
    You will find yourself a partner,
    In the glory of the garden.

    Rudyard Kipling.

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    No, not this year Bramble, blight claimed the lot...................
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