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By Pammie

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

Can I put outside my tomato plants this weekend ? I live in Cambridgeshire.ALSO
my rhubarb is being eaten big holes in a few leaves, I have put slug pellets down.Or could it be birds?



Should be able to Pammy - just watch the weather and, I assume, the plants are hardened off :-)

24 May, 2011


For the rhubarb, the leaves are poisonous, so birds are unlikely, but slugs are. If you want to eat the rhubarb, make sure the slug pellets aren't touching the ground, if the active ingredients include metaldehyde.

25 May, 2011


Re your tomato plants - keep an eye on the temperatures for the weekend, the last forecast I saw was for quite chilly. Just because its nearly the end of May doesn't mean we won't get any more frost for definite - we had a light frost in some places around dawn last night. If the temperature's above 6 deg. C as a minimum, they should be okay provided, as Moongrower mentions, they're already hardened off.

25 May, 2011


Ive got tumbling toms in hanging baskets and pots and mine have been out for a week now and are fine (so far) in south wales.

25 May, 2011


You've taken a risk Cookygirl, as Bamboo says keep a watch on the weather forecasts.

25 May, 2011

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