Saturday, 26 April 2008

Tomatoes



Sowed the tomatoes seeds today in pot's to let them grow in the green house for a few weeks before they go outside

Sowing
Sow at 18C (65F). Sow in either seed trays or small pots. Transplant into 7.5-9cm (3-3.5in) pots when two true leaves have formed.
Greenhouse cultivation: sow from mid-January to early February (heated greenhouse) or late February to mid-March (unheated greenhouse).
Outdoor cultivation: sow in late March to early April.
Young plants are available from garden centres in spring and are a good bet where you can't maintain the right conditions for germination and growing on.



Growing
Transfer to 23cm (9in) pots, growing-bags or plant 45-60cm (18-24in) apart outside when the flowers of the first truss are beginning to open; plants for growing outdoors should be hardened off first.
Tie the main stem to a vertical bamboo cane or wind it up a well-anchored but slack sturdy string. Those grown as bush or hanging basket types do not need support.
Remove the sideshoots regularly when they are about 2.5cm (1in) long. Those grown as bush or hanging basket types do not need to have sideshoots removed.

Info from Royal Horticultural Society

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