Hi everyone, Alan from Newlands Nursery.
The middle of February is when we like to sow tomatoes. With any fruit implant, especially an annual fruit implant, it's often best to get a bit of a head-start. And tomatoes normally surprise people. When they're growing, they grow so fast, unbelievably fast. However, they take longer than most people think to germinate. Please watch the video attached for a step by step on how to sow your seeds!
Tomatoes are in numerous recipes and they also make for a nice gift to neighbours, family and friends.
Fun Fact – Tomato seedlings have been grown in space!
Sowing your tomato seeds.
- Fill small cell tray with compost, removing any twigs etc. Tap down and top up any gaps.
- Pop one seed in per cell, (if you have few left you can just add them in).
- Take a handful of compost and gently sprinkle a fine layer across the seeds.
- Cover or put in greenhouse and await those juicy tomatoes.