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    Having read about micro tomatoes on another thread, I have ordered seed of Tiny Tim and Windowbox Red, as these should be a manageable size inside for the next few months (if I can get them to grow ). I haven't grown tomatoes from seed before, and my query is, how warm do they need to be once they come up and are growing on?

    I have a grow light which I am using on some cuttings in my utility room, and the temperature overnight is tending to be about 11 degrees just now. Is this warm enough, or should I bring them into the livingroom which will usually be a bit warmer?

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    Tiny Tim and Windowbox red now sown - a first for me. Hopefully get some tasty tomatoes in June.

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    I'm sure you will Babru! Post photos as you go on and we can have a nosey I love a photo!
    Once mine have germinated I keep mine on the kitchen windowsill, away from any radiators that go on and off.
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    Babru, don't forget to save some seeds from your toms and join the Tomato Seed Circle. I've never heard of Window Box Red so I'll be interested to see how the perform.
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    My IT skills have so far not been up to putting photos on unfortunately... However if I get any tomatoes, and they taste ok I would definitely be up for sharing seeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babru View Post
    My IT skills have so far not been up to putting photos on unfortunately... However if I get any tomatoes, and they taste ok I would definitely be up for sharing seeds.
    Have you tried to add photos? If you are using a phone, try chopping a bit off - sides and top or bottom . The usual problem is the photo is to large.

    PleSe have a go - honestly once you've done it once it is easy
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    Yesterday I sowed my first tomatoes 4 balconi red,4 hahms gelbe & 2 tiny tim. (First time trying tiny tim).
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Babru, don't forget to save some seeds from your toms and join the Tomato Seed Circle. I've never heard of Window Box Red so I'll be interested to see how the perform.
    Just caught up with this. According to Tatiana, Windowbox is one of Tiny Tim's parents bred by the University of New Hampshire. So I need to get on and sow some Tiny Tim.

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