Monday, January 3, 2011

Early Tomatoes.

Again, this year i have sown a few tomato seeds to get a head start on the growing season and hopefully have a few toms earlier than most!. The difference this year will be the polytunnel....i think i will grow all my toms in there and see how much of a difference it makes.
So far in my tomato gorwing history, i have not had much success in getting huge returns. I've always managed to get a few toms, which, because there is only a few, i've taken the seeds from rather than eaten. these toms were grown outside on the allotment and were always pretty rubbish compared to other plot holders toms. so i am hoping the polytunnel will help, plus i need to be more caring of them!.....which i will have to being in the tunnel...i'll have to remember to water them on a regular basis.
i have sown 6 seed of each today, and will follow that with another sowing in early feb, and again in early march.
the varieties are Amish Paste( from seeds collected in 2009 and 2010), cheriettes of fire ( which are pea size toms!), Pigletwillies French Black ( from a kindly grapevine member who collected them in france!), Purple Ukraine and white wonder.

i'll keep you posted on progress!. now i'm off to read back on the tom plantings from last year!.

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