I feel like I constantly need to touch wood writing this post. After last years less than spectacular efforts with my tomatoes I am a little on the paranoid side. This year though my tomatoes seem to be coming along very nicely (touch wood).
In my beds I am growing one plant each of:
- Burnley bounty
- College Challenger
- Yellow Boy
- Black Krim
- Tommy Toe
- Unidentified ‘tomato’
- Broad Ripple Currant
and 2 of
- Rouge de Marmande and
- Black Cherry.
All the above were from seed sown between the 30/06 and the 14/07.
Of these Rouge de Marmande, Black Cherry, ‘tomato’, Black Cherry, Yellow Boy, BRC, and Black Krim have started the set fruit and the remainder have a reasonable number of flowers on them.
This is what these plants looked like mid November;
and here they are at the end of the month:
I am also growing Tigerella (thankyou Bek or was it L for the seed – they have remarkably similar handwriting), Yellow Currant (thankyou to Diana for the seed) and KY1, all of which were sown during August. The 6 week gap (plus a bit longer stuck in herb pots) is currently equating to a good 2 to 3 foot worth of growth.
I am only growing one tomato variety in pots this year – Tiny Tim, and they are coming along brilliantly.
Heaps of fruit set, heaps of flowers, now I’m just awaiting the first ripe ones. These plants were grown from seed sown in May, potted up in June and left on a sunny windowsill for most of winter and moved out into the mini greenhouse in August. I should get my first ripe fruit before Christmas….touch wood.