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2018 growing season

Postby tigerburnie » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:10 pm

My first sowing for the new season, F1 Red Pearl onion seeds in cells in the propagator in the conservatory.
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Re: 2018 growing season

Postby tigerburnie » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:54 pm

They are now just showing through the compost, at least I now know the seed is viable(I bought them for last year and didn't use them all)
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Re: 2018 growing season

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:16 pm

That's what you call rapid germination, Tigerbernie.......excellent result.
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Re: 2018 growing season

Postby tigerburnie » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:37 pm

It's an electric one as the conservatory is still cold although frost free.
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Re: 2018 growing season

Postby Diane » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:53 pm

Just looking through the catalogues, on a freezing cold grey day, and wondering what tomatoes to grow this summer. Blight resistance and taste a priority. Has anyone grown Crimson Crush toms before? I shall grow the usual favourite - Sungold - but thought I'd try something new this year. In the greenhouse and possibly outside too.
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Re: 2018 growing season

Postby robo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:10 pm

We tried legend last year as they are supposed to be blight resistant I was impressed a nice looking and tasty tomato we did try crimson crush but they were not very successful but I'm giving them another go this year
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Re: 2018 growing season

Postby tigerburnie » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:23 pm

I sowed Crimson Crush but the seedlings got cooked on a hot day with the lid still on the propagator, I will try again this year.
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Re: 2018 growing season

Postby Westi » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:08 pm

I grew Crimson Crush a few years back when it came out first - it got blight! But I also harvested some nice tasty toms before then. Not big but not a cherry more a small salad type. I won't grow them again though as doing better with beefsteak types in the greenhouse, but for same size, taste & nearly same blight resistance I'd recommend Indigo Rose - if you can get your head over a black tomato - nice red flesh inside that black skin though!
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Re: 2018 growing season

Postby Diane » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:53 pm

Thank you all for your most excellent input - most appreciated. I think I'll give Crimson Crush a miss - and go for Legend and Indigo Rose.
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Re: 2018 growing season

Postby tigerburnie » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:57 pm

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You can tell which way the light comes in, I will have to raise the propagator to straighten them up a bit.
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Re: 2018 growing season

Postby Geoff » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:36 pm

If you like dark tomatoes try Cherokee Purple, I don't know about blight outside, seems OK inside.
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Re: 2018 growing season

Postby Westi » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:46 pm

My onion seeds are similar in size to yours, maybe a tiny bit bigger, I started mine off on the 27th but they are not having any heat but are in the propagator to stop the cat showing too much interest.
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