Disappointing tomatoes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kkkaty, Aug 21, 2020.

  1. 8ED33E68-C969-41EF-93F2-3C2086D04E61.jpeg For the gardeners out there. Spent all summer growing a tumbling kind of tomato called gartenperle - ‘garden pearls’ I guess.
    Well don’t bother. They’re v pretty, tumble artfully over the side of your raised bed and have a fetching pearly finish.
    But they taste like sh1t and have a weird floury texture.
    So next year don’t make the same mistake I did!
    Which varieties taste nice?
  2. No tomatoes taste nice. And I hate fruit that pretends to be a vegetable.
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  3. Don't ask me:rolleyes: I wish I could garden, but sadly, I am rubbish at it.
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  4. Grown outdoors or greenhouse? Nearly all toms are good in gh. I haven’t got a gh so have to be careful where I grow them. Currently against a warm south facing wall.
    Gardeners Delight are a proven winner
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  5. Bush them and go down the shop :D
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  6. Ours are only just starting to fruit. We’re a few weeks behind up here so can’t tell you whether our toms are any good yet. Been harvesting our spuds though and they’re lovely :thumbsup:
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  7. With a surname like that your spuds SHOULD be good o_O
  8. Cover em in oil and roast them.. make a nice sauce at least then.

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  9. Not a bad idea. Hmm. Hide the little bastards in a lasagne.
  10. Right I’ll do those next year. And outside but on a sheltered sun trappy area. Last year’s were fabulous.
  11. Disappointing Tomatoes is a great name for a band :thumbsup:
  12. :lol:
  13. Merlin Cat

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    Ours are still green (in the North) but massive. I don’t know what variety I just ordered whatever seeds were available on line! :)

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  14. Money Maker.:thumbsup:
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  15. Aye, but they're Yorkshire tomatoes, not bloody soft Southern ones.
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  16. Also, it depends what you feed them. A hessian bag (sandbag size) full of horse shizzle, hung in your water butt, is great liquid feed, to give them.
    Stinging nettles, is good too, and for beans.
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  17. :thumbsup:
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  18. I’m pretty sure I saw them supporting Flaccid Egg Plant a few years back. Or maybe it was the shrooms.... those shiitakes always give me the collywobbles :rolleyes:
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  19. Saw them at Knebworth once, supporting Derelict Minge.
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  20. My uncle used to swear by them. Mainly when he stood on his rake


    Although a little bit warm, coat has been fetched. They do taste nice though :)

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