I love growing tomatoes. They’re very forgiving plants and they grow like mad if you’ll let them. I usually start my first batch at the end of January and sow a couple more batches through to the middle of April. I always sow far more plants than I use and give some to friends and family, any surplus by early May end up in the Society’s annual plant sale.
Anyway, I digress, here’s this month’s eye candy: Healthy tomato seedlings ready for potting on over the Easter weekend.
In the first shot, nearest the window, we have “Gardener’s Delight” an old favourite and one often provided as a cover freebie. Closest to the camera we have “Bambino F1” a packet I had FOC from Vegblogs.
In the second tray I’ve got “Golden Sunrise” which is an example of one of the more interesting types that sometimes pops up on a magazine cover. This is a regular sized tomato which ripens to a lovely golden yellow. In the kitchen I also have “Venus” A vividly orange cherry variety and “Super Marmade” which is a good reliable beefsteak type. “Venus” was another Vegblogs voucher purchase and “Super Marmade” from the cover of one of the cheaper, weekly, gardening mags.