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    No idea Bren, it's all new territory to me. Mine are staying in the tunnel bed, cut down to the ground, packed with straw & an upside down flower bucket on top. Hopefully that will keep old Jack away for a while.
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    BM I'm doing that to a couple of plants in the GH just not sure about those two I've got in buckets.

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    Try the same Bren, cut it down, fill an empty flower bucket with some insulation & pop it upside down on top.
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    You could try them on the windowledge, cut them down a bit, same as the overwinter peppers

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    I'm in on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bren In Pots View Post
    I've got two spare plants growing in flower buckets one in the garden the others in the kitchen window so if I leave them both indoors over winter so I need to trim them or anything ?
    I let mine fruit all winter

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    When I worked in Czechoslovakia (as it was then), I visited a vineyard where they unhooked the vines from their wires every winter and laid them on the ground. They covered them in straw/dried bracken and then piled about 18" of manure on top. The vines spent all winter like this, often under a covering of snow at temperatures many degrees below zero. I have often wondered if toms/peppers etc would respond to this treatment but of course the vines had lost all their leaves before they were laid down.
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    How are everyone's toms doing so far? The two I kept in pots in a cold frame outside got blight! The ones I took cuttings of and brought indoors are fine. I have one cut down and insulated on the plot. I have no idea how that's doing. Won't know until March!

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