Saturday, 6 April 2019

Tomatoes

I was a bit late sowing my tomato seeds but 9 were sown and 8 have arrived:

3 x Orange Bourgoin, 3 x Ailsa Craig and 2 x Gardeners Delight. They were sown in quite small individual cell seed trays, 2 seeds per cell. The spare ones were removed and after about 4 weeks they had grown enough to pot on. Unfortunately, I seem to have lost my 3" potting on pots so they have gone into 4" ones. Hopefully they won't mind.

6 will grow down by the garage wall alongside 6 climbing beans. The other two will be put into pots on greenhouse staging to keep them away from Ruby. If I decide we need more, I shall plant up the plantlets that grow in the leaf axils. They seem to readily root.

3 comments:

  1. I am very envious. We have repeatedly tried to grow tomatoes here but it seems we just don't get enough sun late in the season for them to develop properly.

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    1. We can only grow them outside so green trusses of late tomatoes are cut and ripened on sunny windowsills. I think the smaller patio tomatoes ripen quicker.

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  2. Not sure what will grow here but I have started some tomatoes off, time will tell...

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