Vegetable Plants - LIDL - £1.49 each or FOUR for £5 - 21st May and 11th June - Tomato, Capsicum, Cucumber or Courgette
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Vegetable Plants - LIDL - £1.49 each or FOUR for £5 - 21st May and 11th June - Tomato, Capsicum, Cucumber or Courgette

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Found 18th May 2015
Back in stock 11th June

Choose from Tomato, Capsicum, Cucumber or Courgette varieties
Height: 15 - 22cm
Pot size: 12cm
Water regularly
Sunny spot
Outdoor

In 2014, the Lidl tomato plants selection included 2 x cordon varieties (Harzfeuer and "Ordinary"), a "Beefsteak" and a "Cherry" variety.
They were of excellent quality

These are fine for the greenhouse.
Last year I was able to pick 2 months (for 2 people) supply from three tomato plants and still had enough left over to make 10 jars of red tomato chutney!

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Do you think they will fruit without being in a greenhouse? I don't have one…

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blacktulip

Do you think they will fruit without being in a greenhouse? I don't have … Do you think they will fruit without being in a greenhouse? I don't have one…


Definitely.
Lidl are actually selling these as outdoor varieties

Once you plant them they're advanced enough to grow very quickly.

Last year the Lidl toms overtook the ones I had already raised from seed and planted

"Vegetable plants....." but tomato is a fruit!

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spitthedog1964

"Vegetable plants....." but tomato is a fruit!



Nix vs Hedden Supreme Court ruling 1893:
A tomato is a vegetable because people (Lidl) think it is

Pedants need not apply

Will have to see if they have any in my local.Thanks for the heads up.

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pdbis

Will have to see if they have any in my local.Thanks for the heads up.


Last year Lidl restocked this offer several times over a period of 2 weeks

The main reason for purchasing Lidl plants soon after arrival is that they're not cared for by the uncared for overworked staff - rather than being oos

Their suppliers usually provide excellent quality plants - which is why they're such good value - on Day One!

Capsicum = bell peppers for anyone that wondered

spitthedog1964

"Vegetable plants....." but tomato is a fruit!



I think all four are technically fruits - so thats 25% for your pedantry, try harder next time.oO

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Here's a tip (that you won't see at Chelsea) for anyone with limited space or who only has a balcony - or similar

Purchase the vegetable plants of your choice
Purchase ONE Lidl Granidol Growbag per two plants (any) @ £1.29
lidl.co.uk/en/…htm?action=showDetail&id=23520

Don't plant the growbag flat in landscape mode - as recommended with three plants per bag -
Grab the growbag in the centre and distribute the compost evenly either side
Using scissors (or similar) cut the growbag in half and stand each half on its sealed end

You now possess two 12" "pots" of excellent compost

Make two drainage holes - 2" up from the base - on each side of the two newly created containers (8 holes in all)

Plant your veg (or fruit lol) in a sunny spot - insert a support cane for the tomatoes which will now be firmly seated in the deep half bag
Water in and keep watered 'till the first fruits (veg) appear
Then add a liquid feed to the water once a week

jimmybo

Nix vs Hedden Supreme Court ruling 1893:A tomato is a vegetable because … Nix vs Hedden Supreme Court ruling 1893:A tomato is a vegetable because people (Lidl) think it is:)



Is this HotUSADeals.com now?

jimmybo

Here's a tip (that you won't see at Chelsea) for anyone with limited … Here's a tip (that you won't see at Chelsea) for anyone with limited space or who only has a balcony - or similarPurchase the vegetable plants of your choicePurchase ONE Lidl Granidol Growbag per two plants (any) @ £1.29http://www.lidl.co.uk/en/our-offers-2491.htm?action=showDetail&id=23520Don't plant the growbag flat in landscape mode - as recommended with three plants per bag -Grab the growbag in the centre and distribute the compost evenly either sideUsing scissors (or similar) cut the growbag in half and stand each half on its sealed end You now possess two 12" "pots" of excellent compostMake two drainage holes - 2" up from the base - on each side of the two newly created containers (8 holes in all)Plant your veg (or fruit lol) in a sunny spot - insert a support cane for the tomatoes which will now be firmly seated in the deep half bagWater in and keep watered 'till the first fruits (veg) appearThen add a liquid feed to the water once a week



Are you differentiating between liquid feed, as in sold as a liquid, and the likes of Phostrogen, bought as a powder but fed in solution? Not sure but could be read like this.

Cheers for the heads up

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Meathotukdeals

Are you differentiating between liquid feed, as in sold as a liquid, and … Are you differentiating between liquid feed, as in sold as a liquid, and the likes of Phostrogen, bought as a powder but fed in solution? Not sure but could be read like this.



I've always used a high potash liquid feed like Tomorite for tomatoes and veg once they're in flower/fruit.

I also use it with excellent results on plants in flower - particularly hanging baskets

I use phostrogen and powder fertilisers for foliage plants (potatoes etc) and seedlings as they have a balanced supply of nutrients

I'm trying out Lidl's Grandiol Multi-Purpose Liquid Plant Food this summer as it's only £1.79 a litre - which is a lot cheaper than Levington Tomorite - but it is a balanced 8+8+8 NPK mixture so may not produce the same results in fruiting plants

I've tried the various Pound Shops liquid feed products in the past but find they are so diluted that you have to use twice the dosage - which defeats the object

I sincerely hope that the Grandiol growing bag and the Liquid feed information posted above is better than the Multi Purpose 'compost' they are selling. I only went to Lidl for quickness but this compost is the worst I have seen. Think ceramic tile, plastic, wood you could build a fire with and goodness knows what else. Trading standards would have a field day!!!

High seaweed content tomato feed works perfect for us on all vegies

N for the shoots, P for the roots and K for the fruits.

High K fertilisers stimulate fruiting. Use a balanced fertiliser early in the season to maximize foliage followed by a high K fertiliser (potash) when the plant is sufficiently mature.

stokerej

I sincerely hope that the Grandiol growing bag and the Liquid feed … I sincerely hope that the Grandiol growing bag and the Liquid feed information posted above is better than the Multi Purpose 'compost' they are selling. I only went to Lidl for quickness but this compost is the worst I have seen. Think ceramic tile, plastic, wood you could build a fire with and goodness knows what else. Trading standards would have a field day!!!



just keep it watered & topped up for nutrients with a seaweed type mix (as mentioned by others)


compost is from composting, the stuff they collect from green bins, ..y'know along with the stuff only utter pillocks throw in other than genuine green waste because they are lazy a-holes. (It makes me mad ..can you tell)!?
That and the depletion of proper peat bogs are an environmental disaster, so only ever a small peat content if any, perhaps 10% ..but the mix asides from a few twigs etc is fine after a sort out & a riddling, compared to the many many varietys of stuff we used to order in for commercial greenhouse purposes.

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stokerej

I sincerely hope that the Grandiol growing bag and the Liquid feed … I sincerely hope that the Grandiol growing bag and the Liquid feed information posted above is better than the Multi Purpose 'compost' they are selling. I only went to Lidl for quickness but this compost is the worst I have seen. Think ceramic tile, plastic, wood you could build a fire with and goodness knows what else. Trading standards would have a field day!!!


Did you purchase the "Peat Free" compost

My local Lidl always has loads of that (not very popular) but is always low on the Peat compost stock

seancampbell

Is this HotUSADeals.com now?



Yes. Why NOT.
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M_z

I think all four are technically fruits - so thats 25% for your pedantry, … I think all four are technically fruits - so thats 25% for your pedantry, try harder next time.oO


Just to let you know,i have no obsession with minor details. Maybe you could "try harder next time" when trying to find a good deal or just one that ends up in the positive and not in the negative like the 4 you've posted!

jimmybo

I've always used a high potash liquid feed like Tomorite for tomatoes and … I've always used a high potash liquid feed like Tomorite for tomatoes and veg once they're in flower/fruit.I also use it with excellent results on plants in flower - particularly hanging basketsI use phostrogen and powder fertilisers for foliage plants (potatoes etc) and seedlings as they have a balanced supply of nutrientsI'm trying out Lidl's Grandiol Multi-Purpose Liquid Plant Food this summer as it's only £1.79 a litre - which is a lot cheaper than Levington Tomorite - but it is a balanced 8+8+8 NPK mixture so may not produce the same results in fruiting plantsI've tried the various Pound Shops liquid feed products in the past but find they are so diluted that you have to use twice the dosage - which defeats the object



Thanks for the reply. I have never used liquid feeds (apart from Seaweed Extract) because I've never seen the point. And some liquid feeds are really thin on the ground wrt content vs the tables you find on MiracleGro and Phostrogen. Anyway my maths abilities are really bad but I have read Phostrogen is very much like Tomorite in composition. IF that is the case you can made decent savings. Also the 'feed once a week' is dumbed down a little for convenience. If you water say twice a week you should try to allocate that weekly feed amount into both those waterings. Ditto if you water each day - divide your weekly dose into those seven waterings.
Edited by: "Meathotukdeals" 19th May 2015

Should add I use Potassium sulphate straight when I want those Hi K effects.

MR GUS

just keep it watered & topped up for nutrients with a seaweed type mix … just keep it watered & topped up for nutrients with a seaweed type mix (as mentioned by others) compost is from composting, the stuff they collect from green bins, ..y'know along with the stuff only utter pillocks throw in other than genuine green waste because they are lazy a-holes. (It makes me mad ..can you tell)!?That and the depletion of proper peat bogs are an environmental disaster, so only ever a small peat content if any, perhaps 10% ..but the mix asides from a few twigs etc is fine after a sort out & a riddling, compared to the many many varietys of stuff we used to order in for commercial greenhouse purposes.



Yeah I have to wonder what else gets in like old batteries and then how good the composting process is (heat generation) to kill stuff like clubroot.

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Meathotukdeals

Thanks for the reply. I have never used liquid feeds (apart from Seaweed … Thanks for the reply. I have never used liquid feeds (apart from Seaweed Extract) because I've never seen the point. And some liquid feeds are really thin on the ground wrt content vs the tables you find on MiracleGro and Phostrogen. Anyway my maths abilities are really bad but I have read Phostrogen is very much like Tomorite in composition. IF that is the case you can made decent savings. Also the 'feed once a week' is dumbed down a little for convenience. If you water say twice a week you should try to allocate that weekly feed amount into both those waterings. Ditto if you water each day - divide your weekly dose into those seven waterings.


You can't use Tomorite for a foliar feed (It scorches the plant)
I use an old Phostrogen hose end bottle sprayer containing Phostrogen powder for my potatoes, runner beans (before they flower), cabbages and other leaf absorbing plants

Tomorite liquid (or equivalent) gets to the fruiting/flowering plants roots instantly and works better on already fruiting/flowering crops

That's just my humble opinion though (I won't list my Horticultural Show achievements)

Miracle Grow is as good as Phostrogen - but it's horses for growing courses when maximising crop yield

Our tom plants this year are all from the lidl propogator set they sold, in one pack there were 48 seeds compared to the standard 25, therefore we have a good start on the plant front, hastily cobbling together plant tables to deal with the sheer weight of em, dreading tomorrow ...potting on day! X) ..but potentially a lot of fruit ..mm chutney
(the germination rate was very satisfying at roughly 98 % , finnicky to sew evenly but worth it for potting on in the initial stage)

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MR GUS

Our tom plants this year are all from the lidl propogator set they sold, … Our tom plants this year are all from the lidl propogator set they sold, in one pack there were 48 seeds compared to the standard 25, therefore we have a good start on the plant front, hastily cobbling together plant tables to deal with the sheer weight of em, dreading tomorrow ...potting on day! X) ..but potentially a lot of fruit ..mm chutney (the germination rate was very satisfying at roughly 98 % , finnicky to sew evenly but worth it for potting on in the initial stage)



What variety are they?

jimmybo

What variety are they?



can't recall off the top of my head, mini-bel & a beef steak variety.

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MR GUS

can't recall off the top of my head, mini-bel & a beef steak variety.



Sell the plants back to Lidl - They do use local suppliers

jimmybo

Did you purchase the "Peat Free" compostMy local Lidl always has loads of … Did you purchase the "Peat Free" compostMy local Lidl always has loads of that (not very popular) but is always low on the Peat compost stock


Hi,
No its not the peat free type. There was loads of that left. I have some photos, but I have no idea how to attach them - I think anyonw would be surprised to say the least

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stokerej

Hi,No its not the peat free type. There was loads of that left. I have … Hi,No its not the peat free type. There was loads of that left. I have some photos, but I have no idea how to attach them - I think anyonw would be surprised to say the least



I only asked because I recently purchased 4 bags of Lidl Grandiol 35l Multi - Purpose Peat Compost and so far (2 bags) the quality has been excellent

Perhaps you have a duff batch

The Lidl growbags have always sold out quickly - and rarely been restocked
Last year I witnessed a local garden maintenance company staggering out of Lidl with 2 full trollies (10 growbags in each)

An excellent deal jimmybo
Heated!

spitthedog1964

Just to let you know,i have no obsession with minor details. Maybe you … Just to let you know,i have no obsession with minor details. Maybe you could "try harder next time" when trying to find a good deal or just one that ends up in the positive and not in the negative like the 4 you've posted!



Touchy! Was only a joke, thats why I used the silly face oO oO oO . Have a good day. X)
Edited by: "M_z" 20th May 2015

jimmybo

You can't use Tomorite for a foliar feed (It scorches the plant)I use an … You can't use Tomorite for a foliar feed (It scorches the plant)I use an old Phostrogen hose end bottle sprayer containing Phostrogen powder for my potatoes, runner beans (before they flower), cabbages and other leaf absorbing plantsTomorite liquid (or equivalent) gets to the fruiting/flowering plants roots instantly and works better on already fruiting/flowering cropsThat's just my humble opinion though (I won't list my Horticultural Show achievements)Miracle Grow is as good as Phostrogen - but it's horses for growing courses when maximising crop yield



I think Phostrogen vs Miracle Gro have two main differences which off the top of my head are sulphur and magnesium. Also phostrogen is much better to store once opened.

Original Poster

My local Lidl had plenty of vegetable plant stock this morning including many in an unopened box
Two varieties of cordon tomatoes - Harzfeuer and Freude
One cherry tomato variety
Courgette Black Beauty
Cucumber
Two varieties of peppers

They'd sold out of growbags and muti-purpose compost but are expecting another delivery for the weekend

jimmybo

You can't use Tomorite for a foliar feed (It scorches the plant)I use an … You can't use Tomorite for a foliar feed (It scorches the plant)I use an old Phostrogen hose end bottle sprayer containing Phostrogen powder for my potatoes, runner beans (before they flower), cabbages and other leaf absorbing plantsTomorite liquid (or equivalent) gets to the fruiting/flowering plants roots instantly and works better on already fruiting/flowering cropsThat's just my humble opinion though (I won't list my Horticultural Show achievements)Miracle Grow is as good as Phostrogen - but it's horses for growing courses when maximising crop yield



Not much of a saving but fwiw wilko.com/inv…354 Tomorite 1litre £2 for Bank Hol W/E.

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Back in stock Thursday June 11th
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