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    Default Perennial Tomato Experiment!

    Hello, Mad Mal here with yet another wacky experiment.............
    My idea is at the end of the season, I will cut down to ground level one plant each of 3 varieties of Tomato, in my case: Burgess Mammoth Wonder, Black Icicle & Black Plum.
    I'll cover them with straw till next spring & see if new shoots have appeared, what have I to lose?.........bagger all......................please feel free to join me if you feel you are a member of the madhatters club..................
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    I just might. My two potted tomato plants got started too late this year and haven't done much in the way of producing fruit! They're healthy though. Nothing to lose by giving them a second chance...

    I can't remember the variety now though. I'll dig the old seed packet out from my archiving shoebox and let you know in due course.
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    Right - you're on
    Not sure what toms it'll be yet, maybe Rambling Red Stripe. I'll see what looks best at the end of the season.
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    Count me in, mine will be Black Cherry, Lemon tree and San Marzano.

    I'm also saving Runner bean plants as well this year again.
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    Cheers Bren, thanks for the reminder, I'll also be overwintering some runners that have grown in the tunnel......................So, that's Brassicas, Tomatoes & Runners I'll be trying so far.......I wonder if I can get away without sowing any seeds next year..............nah, didn't think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmallly View Post
    I wonder if I can get away without sowing any seeds next year..............nah, didn't think so.
    Not if you join the 5 a week challenge
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Not if you join the 5 a week challenge
    Not a hope in hellishness.
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    I'll have a try with one of my Ro Grande
    I'll be overwintering peppers inside as usual - does that count ?
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