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Outdoor Tomatoes

From my two outdoor tomato plants, I picked over a kilo of ripe(ish) tomatoes this afternoon. I know East Staffs isn't exactly the frozen north, but in November?

Unseasonably warm, in my humble opinion.

Best wishes,



  • tanith
    tanith Posts: 8,091 Forumite
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    I stupidly stripped the remaining toms off my 3 plants in October thinking that Summer was over and frosts were imminent, if I'd of left them I'd probably got a few more lbs.. shame but well done for leaving well alone..
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  • forgotmyname
    forgotmyname Posts: 32,572 Forumite
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    Same here, Chopped mine back a few weeks ago.
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  • Beetlemama
    Beetlemama Posts: 1,153 Forumite
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    We were just admiring ours this afternoon, we took most of them up but left two in as they were still flowering. can't believe I am picking tomatoes in November.

    We still have our cauliflowers and leeks in, and I optimistically planted carrots today, lol.
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  • Sambucus_Nigra
    I was picking toms in november in the greenhouse last year - but not outside. Picked a trug full last week and the odd ones and twos as and when I need them. Never cut down toms until they are actually finished IMHO!

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  • Hawthorn
    Hawthorn Posts: 1,241 Forumite
    I took all of the tomatoes out last week. Got a few ripe ones and a lot of green ones. I'm in east yorkshire and the plants were beginning to go over - some were starting to rot down.

    Cabbage/cauliflower also pulled. We had a bad year for those this year. Cauliflower just a total fail, and only 4/5 cabbages made it.

    Leeks going well.
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  • meadow84
    im in south east and took my tomatoes down yesterday, still have quite a few green toms but surprised how well they've done this year thanks to all this mild weather
  • angelavdavis
    I had a bizarre harvesting session yesterday where I picked two cabbages, a couple of kilos of brussel sprouts, tomatoes, chillis and aubergines! Seemed so odd looking at the bounty - I would never think I would be picking brussel sprouts and tomatoes at the same time!
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