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I sowed my tomato seed yesterday.

This year I am trying some new varieties as well as some I have grown before.

I am only growing one salad tomato which is Ferline, I haven't grown this before. The rest are all cherry tomatoes as we tend to eat more of these than the salad type. I'm growing Sungold and Gardener's Delight, both of which I have grown before and Sweet Million which I haven't grown before. I'm also growing Micro Tomato which Georgie kindly sent me some seeds to try.

Which tomato varieties are you growing this year?

Jo.

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  • Posted: Mon. 16th March 2009 07:49

Tomatoes and brassicas

Reply from Fi

Hi Jo
I'm new to this, although I joined some time ago. I'm about to sow some Moneymaker and some cherry tomato varieties. I intend to start them on the kitchen windowsill until its warm enough for a 3 tier greenhouse I have. Should I plant them in the ground after that, or are grow bags better?
I read yesterday that a general fertilizer is good for all veggies, and brassicas at this time. I bought some Growmore granules, easy to throw around and hoe in!
I'm just digging out new veggie beds, and have bought two link a bord raised beds which are really easy and hopefully will protect salads.
Hope to swap notes.
Thanks Fi x

  • Posted: Mon. 23rd March 2009 17:13

Tomatoes

Reply from Joanne 9919

Hi Fi,

I grow my tomatoes in the greenhouse, but they can be grown outside too.

I have grown them in a growbag before, but it's quite hard getting water to their roots. I laid the growbag flat, but if I were to grow them in growbags again I would cut the growbag in half and stand each half on it's end. I'm sure the roots would fare better when grown this way.

I haven't grown tomatoes in the ground before, so can't comment about which would be the best method.

I've also been looking at link a bord raised beds as I have just taken on an allotment. I think they look really good, and do seem easy to put together, but I have decided to hold off the raised bed option for now as I would need to buy so many of them to fill the allotment. I'm just going to dig out beds and may go for the raised bed option at a later date.

Jo.

  • Posted: Tue. 24th March 2009 16:38

Tomato varieties

Reply from Wendy

Hi Jo

Last year I tried Garden Pearle which is a shrub tomato plant and can be grown in a pot. One plant produces loads of delicious tomatoes almost plum shaped, lasting through to end October early November in the greenhouse. I would definately recommend them especially for growers who don't have a lot of space.
This year I'm growing Gardeners Delight as well.

  • Posted: Fri. 3rd April 2009 12:09

Tomato varieties

Reply from Joanne 9919

Hi Wendy,

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll watch out for them.

Jo.

  • Posted: Fri. 3rd April 2009 17:45