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Anyone got any help with triffids?

(Denise Milward) #1

We’ve had a compost bin for ages,so this year I drew a deep breath and scattered the broken down stuff around the garden.
Three weeks later,a tiny tomato plant emerged on the front garden and in all innocence I left it. Must have been seeds from the compost? Now it’s a monster…heeeeeeelp!
Anyone else had ginotmous accidental plants this year?

Glad to say there’s lots of fruit on it and we will be eating even more cooked Tommie’s for the foreseeable future. And they do freeze we’ll,even when they’re green!

(Claire Davis) #2

Our tomato plants have done really well this year too. We had a wall built at the bottom of the garden and planted them up against that. It gets really warm in the sun and I think that helps. Tomato plants will seed themselves anywhere though - we’ve had them growing out of tiny nooks and crannies, near the drainpipes, at the front of the house between the wall and the pavement, really odd places!

(Heidi Meier) #3

I didn’t realise you could freeze tomatoes - will have a go with all the green ones left on the plants!

(Eileens Craft Studio) #4

oh yes blanch them to remove the skins then yep they freeze well. You can then use them de frosted in sauces, stews etc.

Tomato pips have been know to go through the cooking process, the human gut come out the other end and still germinate :open_mouth:

(Denise Milward) #5

I just make sure they’re clean and bung them in whole,but then again,not everyone needs the fibre!