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Planting Tomatoes 🍅🍅🍅🍅

May 18, 2016

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts when eating a home grown tomato.” Lewis Grizzard (American writer)

Last years harvest ❤️

I read this quote online, and I totally agree. Eating a tomato, or infact anything home grown is not only gives you a huge feeling of pride and accomplishment in what you have achieved, the taste will be so much better than anything you’ve ever bought.

On this post I’m giving tips on planting tomatoes with the help of my dad. We have tried planting tomatoes from seed in the past but it is a length and not always successful process. So if you are short on time and patience we would recommend getting potted tomato plants from your local garden centre ready to plant.

What you will need – 

– 1 large bag of Miracle Grow Potting Mix

– 4-5 potted Tomato Plants – Alicante or Gardeners Delight are good varieties to start with

– A sunny sheltered spot outdoors

– Tomato feed

If you don’t have a space in your garden with soil to plant in, or if you have a balcony or terrace, just invest in a raised vegetable bed, or patio planter. These are like miniature gardens which are made from tough polythene with drainage holes around the sides and base.

Last years tomatoes

My darling father planted our batch of tomato plants while he was here this past month and they are already growing like crazy! Tomatoes normally start showing towards the summer.

Here are a few tips I found useful from the Royal Horticultural Society I wanted to share with you –

  • As your tomato plants start to grow remove the side shoots regularly when they are about 2.5cm long.
  • Water regularly to keep the soil evenly moist.
  • Feed with ‘tomato feed’ every 10-14 days.
  • Remove yellowing leaves below the developing fruit.
  • If you allow the soil to dry out, then flood it with water, the change in water content will cause the fruit to crack. So always aim to keep the plants evenly moist.
  • Start picking the fruit when it is ripe and fully coloured.

Growing your own vegetables has got to be one of life’s most wonderful pleasures!

Try it for yourself and get the kids to help out.

My father & his assistants planting tomatoes





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  1. Michael Wilson permalink

    Nice One ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Sent from my iPad


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