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For the first time we are growing tomatoes outside since our new garden is too tiny for a greenhouse. They’re in pots against the house wall and gets lots of sun. This is what we have so far, so as long as the sunshine keeps coming they might turn red.

We can but hope.

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Yes, I think you've got every chance this year....if it's as sunny where you are as here!
My outside plants aren't as advanced as yours yet but all doing well including the greenhouse but, my 4 plants in the cold frame (with lids off) seem to de developing best!
Good luck....let's hope for a glimpse of red soon!!!!

21 Jul, 2015


They look good! You could try hanging a banana skin in the plant - that hastens ripening, surprisingly.

21 Jul, 2015


They are filling out nicely for you, I also use the banana skin method in my g'houses..

21 Jul, 2015


I must remember that tip! I know "they" say not to put banana's with other fresh fruit in a bowl, because it ripens the fruit too quickly. I hadn't dreamt that the skin could also hasten the ripening of the tomatoes...:D

28 Jul, 2015

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