Growing your own fruit and veg couldn't be easier and with this popular collection, you are guaranteed to enjoy an abundance of tasty and tangy tomatoes all summer long. These delicious fruits can be picked and eaten straight from the plant or used in your favourite recipes. Also, a fantastic source of vitamin C and antioxidants - is there anything better than home-grown, healthy tomatoes?
Tomato Shirley: A cordon variety, these are a home-grower's favourite and a fantastic, versatile all-rounder. Bountiful crops of medium-sized, bright red, juicy fruits will be yours for the taking. Produced on large trusses, tomato 'Shirley' will fruit most prolifically when side shoots are pinched out as this will encourage them to have an upright central stem. Whether grown in an unheated greenhouse or outdoors, your fruits will ripen from July onwards to give a continuous crop. This particular tomato is extremely easy to grow and boasts of excellent disease resistance - 'Shirley' has a lovely sweet, rich flavour perfect for salads, sandwiches, and sauces.
Tomato Moneymaker: An extremely popular variety of tomato, the 'Money Maker' is a favourite amongst home-grower's, producing heavy crops of delicious, bright red, medium-sized fruits. Another cordon variety, they will also grow at their best when side shoots are pinched out. Each plant will then produce a succession of fruit-laden trusses that ripen from July to October providing you with a continuous crop of glorious tomatoes. This variety is also very easy to grow, with excellent disease resistance. They can be grown in either an unheated greenhouse or outdoors. 'Money Maker' is a great variety to grow and is very popular thanks to its heavy cropping, delicious flavour and uniformed fruits, making it a great choice for adding to your favourite dishes.
Tomato Gardeners Delight: A cropping, super-sweet, large cherry tomato is a top choice for both the beginner and experienced vegetable grower. An indeterminate variety (needs support), it can be reliably grown in a greenhouse or outdoors, producing an abundance of long trailing vines that will be ready for cropping from early summer right into October. 'Gardener's Delight' will reward you with super-sweet, richly flavoured fruits with red, glossy skins - perfect for salads and sandwiches as well as for cooking. Don't be put off by the support element - Gardeners Delight are easy to grow - all that is required is a sturdy support and some pinching out of sets to encourage a tall, upright central stem. Rest assured; the results will be worth it.
Feed with high Potash feed once the first flowers appear and water well, especially when the fruits begin to develop.
Remove side shoots (shoots that grow where side branches join the main stem) for better crops.
Where to grow: Grow in growing bags, large pots or baskets in a sunny, sheltered position. Plants need 6-8 hours of sun a day.
When to grow: Plant as soon as possible, protecting from frost. Plants can be temporarily potted on in to 4” pots and planted out when all risk of frost has passed. Harvest from July onwards depending on variety.
How to grow:
Tomatoes are best grown in a growing bags or large pots of compost where they can be fed and watered regularly.
Plant up into their containers from April onwards. Plant 2-3 plants per growing bag or 1 per pot, burying up to the first set of true leaves. Leggy plants can be buried deeper as the underground stems will root. Water in well and add your plant label.
Grow on for a couple of weeks before placing outside after hardening off. Cover plants with horticultural fleece on any unexpectedly cold nights.
As the plants grow, keep them watered every day and feed once a week with a tomato feed.
Support the plants as they get taller with a stake (or leave them to tumble in a basket), tying in the stems.
Pick tomatoes when they are fully ripe and enjoy!
Our experienced team at the nursery will always carefully package and send your plants nursery fresh in the perfect condition to thrive once you receive and plant them. Although most plants are extremely tough and will not be affected by all but the most extreme of weather conditions, we always avoid dispatching the most perishable plants if extreme frosts or heat is forecast. We also avoid dispatching orders over Bank Holiday weekends.
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