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    I'm green with envy. Too cold and no sunny window. I shall watch on in wonder. Good luck, everyone.
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    I'll be sowings mine later this morning. I'm going with micro Tom from the seed circle
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    Just noticed Real Seed have a new variety called 'House Tomato'. Anyone heard of it before?

    An amazing heirloom variety bred in Russia, then brought to Canada in the 1890s. This dwarf tomato plant has been bred for growing in pots on a windowsill - it makes a short and sturdy bush about 1ft tall that is heavily laden with round red cherry tomatoes.

    It actually does better in a pot than in the ground, as it is so short and stocky. Back in circulation thanks to the work of Jenn Stotland and Annapolis Seeds , who specialise in northern-adapted varieties.


    Bush Tomato Seeds to buy in the UK from The Real Seed Catalogue
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    Three seeds of each of 9 varieties sown tonight. Now resting snugly in a prop.

    Bajaja
    Balconi Red
    Little Sun F1
    Minibel
    Rambling Red Stripe
    Red Robin
    Totem F1
    Tumbling Tom Red
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    Just sown 2 more. Trying red robin and another micro Tom in my hydroponic thing.
    Be interesting to see how they do. I've tried 3 other varieties in there and none of them have liked it. Hope these work. It's main reason I got it to have toms all year round. The almost continuous supply of salad has been nice.

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    Is the water & temperature warm enough for them? Is there a thermostat & does it work properly? I wonder why they donít like it? I havenít sowed any yet but will soon,composts ready
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jane View Post
    Is the water & temperature warm enough for them? Is there a thermostat & does it work properly? I wonder why they don’t like it? I haven’t sowed any yet but will soon,composts ready
    I know Thermostat works perfectly because there isn't one . The water temp is whatever it gets to sat in the utility room. I always start it off and fill it up with tepid water. It's one of those ikea hydroponic things with lights. Lot of threads about them on here ( can't find one at the moment ). To be far nothing I've seen while researching it ever mentioned growing toms in it. But I have to try because I'm a bit nuts .
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    I didn’t think they had thermostats,I’m thinking of my old fish tank the water can get cold,tomatoes are similar to a tropical fish a bit Hopefully it will work soon for them,are you growing some in compost too just in case? I’m having a difficulty at the moment I need a massive drip trap of some sort,I might just use old Christmas gift bag,shame it’s not waterproof though,it would be a rubbish drip tray but it’s my best idea atm

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