I started sowing tomatoes in February (earlier than I usually do) and more again in March. I'm growing Alicia Craig and cherry variety Gardener's Delight, thanks to the continuous beautiful weather my urge to sow tomatoes in February paid off - the plants have their first flowers and a couple of small fruits. At the moment they are inside … Continue reading Sowing and Potting on Tomatoes
The beginning of the month was a bit hairy with gale force winds battering most of the UK for almost a week, the chickens were not impressed and retreated to the safety of the coops, only leaving to eat. Despite this daily egg laying has increased this month to 4 out of 6 hens laying - plenty … Continue reading February in the Garden Smallholding
Tomatoes are one of those vegetables/fruits (whatever) that can be a real pain in the bum to grow. Blight can be a big problem or worry to many tomato grower who do not have the luxury of a glass greenhouse. But, putting all the hassle aside, the taste of home-grown tomatoes makes the stress of … Continue reading Pinching Out Tomato Side Shoots
Well it is for me anyway! I started mine from seed and gave half my plants to my dad. He planted his in deep grow bags sited in full sun in the middle of his veg garden, while I chose to use pots against the house wall, early morning and late evening sun with some degree of … Continue reading A Good Year for Tomatoes
It's that time again. Time to plunge my well nurtured tomato plants into their final growing position - or should that be resting place? I get nervous now because I don't seem to have much luck with tomatoes once they leave the safety of my sunny window. My young plants have been hardening off, dodging the … Continue reading Tomatoes – Grow Bags, Vegetable Beds or Pots?
Just a quickie update on the vegetable garden, sowing, seedlings and digging. We are still sowing like the clappers, all the seeds are germinating well so far, still waiting on the courgettes to make an appearance but so far so good. Tomatoes and chillies have been sown and the tomatoes have already started to sprout. … Continue reading It’s All Growing Well