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this year i have tried to grow many things from seed, just cause i wanted to, no other reason, how is the garden centres can have mature young plants where mine are still seedlings, i really wanted to grow roma tomatoes from seed myself this year so next year i could keep some seeds and they would be entirely my own plants, mine have been on the go since the end of feb, in the house, and are only two inch high seedlings the ones i have now had to buy from the garden centre are big enough to go into the garden, thanks, frustrated



Trust me when yours take off they will be better, stronger and tastier. Stop worrying

13 Apr, 2010


the plants at the garden centres have been brought on in artificial growing conditions - as great says yours will soon take off and catch up
don`t put them out untill may.... are yours needing bigger pots ?

13 Apr, 2010


great is right, trust us garden center plants are forced and grown in controled conditions, which we can't do.

13 Apr, 2010


I think it is a shame that garden centres sell plants which are big enough to plant out now and will be a menace to keep indoors until you do what it says on the label "plant out when the danger of frost has passed". Take care.

13 Apr, 2010


Many Garden Center plants are grown in poly tunnel farms in Holland using lots of artificial heat and light. I have just potted on my tomato seedlings today and they still have a lot of growing to do. I am sure that your will be just as good when they mature, Scoobydoo.

13 Apr, 2010

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