- An old favourite, medium-sized fruits until frosts
- Indeterminate (needs support), outdoors or greenhouse
- Excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants
- Easy to grow
- Feed regularly once trusses have set
50 seeds Everyone knows it! For many this is the gardeners’ standard choice as it is a heavy cropper of fine tasty fruits approximately 60g/2oz. Indeterminate. For greenhouse crops, sow indoors January-April. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds. Sow thinly, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, in a pot of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Transplant to individual pots when 10-15cm (4-6″) tall. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Plant out April to May to large pots, growing bags or greenhouse border. Harvest: June-October. For outdoor crops, delay indoor sowing until March or April. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into warm, well-drained soil, 45cm (18″) apart, when frosts are over. Harvest from August onwards. Tomatoes growing in a greenhouse require plenty of ventilation and water. Feed regularly once trusses have set. Provide support, pinch out side shoots regularly and pinch out growing tip after 5-6 trusses have set.