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Pot plants

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:56 pm
by Odsox
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Re: Pot plants

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:26 pm
by ina
Nice! Is that a south facing window?

Re: Pot plants

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:12 pm
by Green Aura
Hate to tell you, Tony, but they're tomatoes and beans - not pot. (I just thought I'd get that one in before doofa turns up). :roll:

However, they are looking rather splendid - we have this weekend earmarked for sowing our tomatoes.

Re: Pot plants

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:47 pm
by Odsox
ina wrote:Is that a south facing window?
They are Ina, exactly south, and I have just over 26 feet of them all told to play with.

Have you ever tried smoking dried tomato leaves Maggie ?
That would be a amusing situation if tomatoes were classified as class B.

They are Stupice restricted to one truss each, just to tide me over.
All my summer ones are now up, and I have at least one plant each of the seed you sent, I'll let you know how I get on with them.

Re: Pot plants

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:52 pm
by ina
Odsox wrote:
ina wrote:Is that a south facing window?
They are Ina, exactly south, and I have just over 26 feet of them all told to play with.
Argh - here's me green with envy! :mrgreen:

I got some ancient tomato seeds from a friend (who never, ever throws anything like that out...) I'm sure they were dated something like 1993. Oh well, I only need one plant, so I thought I give it a try... Chucked them all into a small tray of seed compost.

Last count was around two dozen seedlings. And since I also never, ever throw anything out, least of all nice little plants, I shall have to start a trade in Gardener's Delight this summer!

Re: Pot plants

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:45 am
by Green Aura
Odsox wrote:I have at least one plant each of the seed you sent, I'll let you know how I get on with them.
Ooh, that's exciting. I can't wait to see what your Silvery Fir tomatoes look like (I'm still fairly certain we didn't get a single specimen - the plants are beautiful though not much use if they don't fruit).

Re: Pot plants

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:37 am
by Odsox
Yes I agree, the Silver Fir tomato is very pretty, worth growing just as a pot plant.
I grew Yellow Brandywine one year, in ideal conditions with all my other varieties, and it didn't produce one flower, not even a hint of a truss, and I allowed it to grow to over 6 feet tall.

My Silver Fir compared to a Bloody Butcher ...
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Re: Pot plants

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:13 pm
by Green Aura
It gets even prettier as it grows - it stays quite compact, bushy and feathery. Well it did here anyway. :lol:

Re: Pot plants

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:51 pm
by doofaloofa
When i read the title I thought Tony had converted to Rastafarianism

Although in hindsight that now seems haile unlikely

Re: Pot plants

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:15 pm
by harðfiskur
nice plants, Odsox, will you plant them outside eventually?

Re: Pot plants

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:56 pm
by Odsox
No, they are destined to stay where they are.
They are restricted to one truss each, so should all be picked by mid April

Re: Pot plants

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:36 am
by Odsox
Unfortunately my pot plants have stopped flowering and are now running to seed. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Pot plants

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:06 am
by Green Aura
I'm not remotely envious. :mrgreen:

My 3 year old chilli is looking good though. I thought it was dead and now it's lush and green - no peppers yet though, maybe a smidge early, especially for up here. It's amazing what a drink of water will do.:iconbiggrin:

Re: Pot plants

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:23 am
by Flo
At least this year I have a greenhouse of my own so can transfer some of my seedlings there to grow on when the weather warms up. Sweet peppers and chillis on the go - not as far ahead as Tony but they should catch up as soon as the sun comes out on a regular basis.