Tomatoes

Being an over enthusiastic new gardener I sowed two packets of tomoto seeds and now have a lot of seedlings waiting to be potted. May I know how many plants can one 10 litre pot take?
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I think you are about to find out ;O)
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Billy wrote:

My God, why does gardenbander link to this group??? Is it so their subscribers can get some useful information??? ;-(
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Tom J wrote:

Yes in this case he was being a Silly Billy. But before you complain too much cast about for the amount of good information that gardenbanter does get from its usenet link.
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David Hare-Scott wrote:

My point is, what does this group get, period?
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Wot? Your group, or our group? Or do you mean globally? (I'd better type faster, I have a feeling that Fran will be descending on me momentarily) Never mind. Wot was in your mind, when you poured 2 packs of seeds into a 2.6 gallon pot? Did the instructions say anything about spacing on the packet as it does 'ere in the colonies? Hmmm? Does it? Do you do the same with your meds? Just gobble them all down, and then wonder 'ow much you should have taken. Isn't there someone there to watch you? 'ark. I mean, hark, foot steps. I'd better leave now. See ya in the funny papers.
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Tom J wrote:

Now that, shows a complete lack of understanding of usenet!
There is never any obligation of usenet to do anything. But, if you do your homework, it has its rewards. And it's punishments!
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Oh, come on, that was a funny bit, that. He puts 2 packets in a 2 litre pot, but doesn't want me to be trivial? I wonder how many plants he would have got? Probably more that he has fingers and toes. 'e was 'uman, wasn't he?
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Tommy, Tommy, Tommy, you cut me to the quick, sir. I was rather curious how many plants you could grow in that pot myself, ah well. You don't like my first answer? Well then try 1. Don't go all Cassandra on me. That's ONE tomato plant in your 10 litre pot, and not a very large tomato plant either, noooo, maybe 60 to 90 cm. Perhaps, you could grow 2 plants 30 - 45 cm in height, or 3 tomatoes of 20 - 30 cm in height. Or 4 plants . . . well, you get the drift. Happier? Ptssh. They put in a nickel and want a dollar song. Humph.
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Billy wrote:

I didn't mean to "cut" you in any way. see my other post since I replied to your post.
Tom J who at least does a search 1st before blathering about something so trivial!!
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You research your blather? Oh, you too clever for us then;O)
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farida wrote:

One.would be good. If you have more each will be smaller due to competition. You could plant out two in case one doesn't take and if they both grow well remove one.
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Aw, David, your giving away the store.
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Farida,
Listen to David.
We don't grow tomatoes to harvest, in pots but we do start our own to be planted outdoors. Your question suggests that you may need more information than you requested.
If you already have the following covered or it doesn't apply, ignore it.
In between seedling stage-initial culling and planting out, we transpot as necessary to 3 inch and then 4 inch pots, and if the cold drags on longer than usual, still larger pots; treating the tomatoes as we would regular potted plants that increase in size and requirement.
By the time we plant out, the number is considerably reduced.
Any extras get sold, given away, or composted.
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farida;883403 Wrote: > May I know how many plants can one 10 litre pot take?
I would go for 1 plant per 10 ltrs.
At the start it looks like you can get loads of plants in, but they do grow and less is more with tomms.
Use lots and lots of water, they are truely thirsty. every day. and make sure they get tonnes of sun.
oh and dont forget they will need tying up as they grow. (not tight)
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On Wed, 14 Apr 2010 14:19:34 -0400, farida wrote:

One plant per pot. If you were planting in the ground you would space them between 2 and 4 feet apart which means that a pot, any pot, can't hold more than one full grown plant. Since you have lots of seedlings you might want to put them into small pots until they get to be a few inches tall and then transplant the survivors into your large pots.
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