Winter tomatoes

Gardening and Household tips. Good food. The Lighter side...

Moderator: Super Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
badspell
Pirate
Posts: 1734
Joined: 11-27-2007 09:28 PM

Winter tomatoes

Post by badspell » 12-20-2008 03:36 PM

I’m already sick of the flavorless store-bought tomatoes. So I planted some indoors. The first one showed itself today. I ran down to Lowes and equipped myself with fluorescent and high pressure sodium lights in order to increase the amount of light the plants receive daily. Hopefully this will work until I’m able to finish my greenhouse. Wish me luck
:)
All hear few listen

Cherry Kelly
Pirate
Posts: 12852
Joined: 07-29-2000 02:00 AM
Contact:

Post by Cherry Kelly » 12-21-2008 12:10 PM

badspell -- LUCK!

We have a guy down the road that does hot-house tomatoes -- greenhouse style. Still not the best - but not as bad as the imported ones.

I have peppers growing and herbs... I was going to do tomatoes in the sun-room - but time slipped away. The time to start indoor tomatoes was in the fall - as they take a few months to produce edible tomatoes.

So this year - alas - have to rely on the neighbor down the road..

User avatar
badspell
Pirate
Posts: 1734
Joined: 11-27-2007 09:28 PM

Post by badspell » 12-22-2008 08:35 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Cherry Kelly
badspell -- LUCK!

The time to start indoor tomatoes was in the fall - as they take a few months to produce edible tomatoes.

Ya. Day late $1,000,000,000 short.
But I will be harvesting when others are planting:) :D
All hear few listen

Cherry Kelly
Pirate
Posts: 12852
Joined: 07-29-2000 02:00 AM
Contact:

Post by Cherry Kelly » 12-23-2008 10:53 AM

badspell - ayup you will be! :)

The other thing you might consider doing is some of those hanging types - the little mini - grape tomatoes that you can leave in the hanging baskets year round. :)

Keep us all informed on the progress!

User avatar
badspell
Pirate
Posts: 1734
Joined: 11-27-2007 09:28 PM

Post by badspell » 01-16-2009 06:33 PM

Cherry Kelly
18 tomato plants came up. I got excited and planted green beans, a mesclun green mixture
and of course my favorite cayenne peppers.

I have but one New Year’s resolution……….. Full-blown green houses.
:) :)
All hear few listen

Cherry Kelly
Pirate
Posts: 12852
Joined: 07-29-2000 02:00 AM
Contact:

Post by Cherry Kelly » 01-18-2009 11:47 AM

excellent -- keep turning them as they grow to keep them growing straight and true....

will be doing cold frames in Feb... indoor peppers producing still and seem to be doing okay - except one plant which was quite old and not in good shape from having its planter pot knocked over last summer and once indoors this winter. Cats :)

won't start seeds to go outside until later....

User avatar
badspell
Pirate
Posts: 1734
Joined: 11-27-2007 09:28 PM

Post by badspell » 01-20-2009 07:06 PM

Cats and house plants .. been there.
Doing cold frames in February. Great! Hopefully you’ll keep us informed.
All hear few listen

Post Reply

Return to “Garden & Galley”