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    Thanks Mark - fascinating.


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    I only grow tomatoes outside, and they amazingly, I still have pounds in freezer.

    I grow them in pots,up on my top balcony, ( 4 floors up), also do some in hanging baskets.

    Trying to remember which varieties I grew last year, ‘Tumbling Toms, Chocolate Cherry, Maskotka and Tigerella, all I’d extremely well.

    They are sheltered on 3 sides, but otherwise exposed to the elements! But I suppose because they are so high up, no ‘blight bugs’ can reach them.

    Bit of afar carrying all the pots up there mind you!
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    Blight spores are carried in damp air, Your balcony may not catch the prevailing wind that brings it.

    None of my outdoor tomatoes got blight last year because it was so very dry, not good conditions for blight, but good for tomatoes as long as they could be watered enough

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    Even for the fantastic summer we had last year, the tomatoes that spilled out of the greenhouse because of a lack of room, the outdoor ones did terrible. Greenhouse growing for me all the way.

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    True, we are right next to the River Medway though. So the balcony is outside my bedroom, so I can have a tasty tomato for breakfast! And of course easy to check on them, and water daily etc
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