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Idle Chat. => Handy Twaddle => Topic started by: Lisa on July 10, 2015, 15:34:40 PM

Title: tomtato plant
Post by: Lisa on July 10, 2015, 15:34:40 PM
When is the best time to pick the tomatoes?
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Tāf on July 10, 2015, 15:49:45 PM
7:26 am



or when they're ripe.  :laugh:
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Lisa on July 10, 2015, 16:41:39 PM
Can I leave them there until needed?
Or is it best to pick as soon as they go red
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Ian on July 10, 2015, 17:02:07 PM
   Is it dead, yet?
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Ian on July 10, 2015, 17:02:28 PM
   How about now?
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Tāf on July 10, 2015, 17:07:40 PM
Can I leave them there until needed?
Or is it best to pick as soon as they go red

They will actually ripen to the point of rotting if you're too late, just go for the reddist colour... not at all like supermarket cr@p. And take a good sniff too...
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Lisa on July 10, 2015, 17:51:54 PM
It's going a yellow pale colour now, so hopefully not long.

It's actually growing quite well unci spite
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: fred on July 10, 2015, 17:55:43 PM
They will go soggy and the flesh will rot if left too long. It's part of the seed releasing process.   Best eaten on the day of picking. (Even better plant to mouth).  If you want a 'shelf life' then pick anything from orange/red to off green.  I can usually pick dad a bagfull to last from 'eating today' to 'eat in two weeks today' when he goes off to the van for a couple of weeks.  Experiment and learn from experience.

Yellow pale.  a long way to go.

Outdoor or under glass?

Never succeeded outdoor here.  You may be far enough South to succeed
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Lisa on July 10, 2015, 18:55:34 PM
Outdoor
Don't own a greenhouse
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: fred on July 10, 2015, 19:00:17 PM
I it a plant or many?
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Lisa on July 10, 2015, 19:03:00 PM
It's 1 tomtato plant.
Got 8 tomato's on it already
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Tāf on July 10, 2015, 19:18:38 PM
Don't forget tomato feed now, and lots of it, the spuds will be swelling now, and they are as thirsty as a thirsty thing.
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Lisa on July 10, 2015, 20:04:29 PM
How do I know what's good tomato food
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Post by: Izzy on July 11, 2015, 03:16:46 AM
I pick them as I need them
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Tāf on July 11, 2015, 08:42:03 AM
How do I know what's good tomato food

NPK with higher K, in other words anything marked "tomato feed". Loads about inc Doff, Tomorite, etc. Designed for any flowers and fruit.
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Ian on July 11, 2015, 17:01:44 PM
How do I know what's good tomato food

   Ask them.  You'll have to lean close and speak up, as they have tiny voices, and are quite deaf.
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Lisa on July 11, 2015, 17:11:40 PM
Pfft!

I got stuff from poundstretcher
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: dogsmum on July 12, 2015, 21:15:47 PM
How do I know what's good tomato food

   Ask them.  You'll have to lean close and speak up, as they have tiny voices, and are quite deaf.


 :lol:
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Lisa on July 25, 2015, 16:05:01 PM
Loads of tomato's, none red yet though
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: fred on July 25, 2015, 16:53:02 PM
Loads of tomato's, none red yet though


Tell them naughty jokes and make them blush
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Lisa on July 25, 2015, 17:26:22 PM
Think singing to them isn't helping
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: fred on July 25, 2015, 18:02:35 PM
If the plant goes toes up take the toms off and put them in a bag/dish with a ripe banana.  They will ripen.
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Ian on July 28, 2015, 08:40:12 AM
If the plant goes toes up take the toms off and put them in a bag/dish with a ripe banana.  They will ripen.

   If?  When!

   Is it dead, yet?  ::)
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Lisa on July 28, 2015, 09:29:45 AM
It's doing remarkably well.

Shame about the rest of the garden
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Izzy on July 29, 2015, 07:20:17 AM
Pics! Or it isn't true!
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Tāf on July 29, 2015, 09:34:10 AM
Pics! Or it isn't true!

How's your new garden Izzy?
Title: Re: tomtato plant
Post by: Izzy on August 01, 2015, 09:05:33 AM
It's winter :P