I’m taking part in the first gardening scheme launched by Heinz Tomato Ketchup, aimed at helping people to take the plunge and grow their own tomatoes! I’m recording how my tomato growing efforts are coming along here, on the blog. I started sowing my San Marzano seeds (sent to me by Heinz) towards the end of April, germination was a great success and the plants outgrew the cell trays fast.
Today I spent some time in the greenhouse releasing the plants from the trays and potting them on, I’ve never grown a plum variety before so I’m really looking forward to seeing the fruits develop and picking my own fresh plum tomatoes. Because I have more plants than expected, family, friends and neighbours will benefit from my over-excitement of sowing free seeds!
You don’t need a garden or a greenhouse to grow tomatoes, they’re quite happy germinating on a sunny windowsill and will grow and fruit in a container or tomato grow bag on a sunny balcony, outside the back door or anywhere else you may be able to afford them a little sunshine. If you’d like some free tomato seeds, visit the Heinz Tomato Ketchup Facebook app. https://www.facebook.com/HeinzKetchupUK#!/HeinzKetchupUK/app_555620691137053
Check back to see how I’m getting on soon!