Well I told you all I would post on this soon - so here it is, my crazy adventures into winter tomato growing land. Over the Summer I developed an obsession with growing tomatoes. A mysterious wilt curtailed that slightly early but I soldiered on and this time am growing a few plants inside over winter. I chose Siberian tomatoes which can fruit at a lower temperature. They are not frost resistant so I cannot put them outside but they should be ok for this purpose inside. Anyway at first I was just glad to sprout seedlings.
Then to plant two of them into a single pot by the window.
Then I added another single pot to this window sill and another into my newly reclaimed study! Then I got more adventurous. I planted Big Rainbow tomato seeds and White Tomesol tomato seeds to see if they would work. So far they germinated and have been moved to their own pots (three of each) but given the short amount of full sun (only a couple of hours) they are growing very slowly.
On the main plants some of the leaves are curled and a bit yellow but mostly they look quite good for the fact it is winter! They are almost a metre high! At present this is how the Winter Tomato experiment looks.
I planted some basil seedlings in one of the pots, and some basil seed in the other. Fingers crossed it grows.
Each have little flower buds, though some turned yellow and will drop off.
I am beginning to wish that I started this a little earlier. However with the wilt lurking I was worried it would stop the experiment in its early stages.Wonder if they will produce tomatoes at all, and in time for the spring sowing?