I have twelve different varieties in my tomato seed box. They are all old seeds. I have just read my post from last year and my message to myself was don’t grow any tomatoes next year. However, I have sown a selection of last years seeds to test germination. They are sitting on the computer box for a little bottom heat. The photographs are of previous success for inspiration.
How to sow seeds
- Fill a 3″ pot with moist compost
- Sow seeds thinly and cover with a thin layer of vermiculite
- Enclose the pot in a polythene bag
- Germination should be within two weeks and plant should be large enough to move into separate pots in about eight weeks
- When the roots start appearing through the drainage holes pot on into next size pot making sure to bury the stem as roots will grow out from the stem
- Continue to pot on until in the final pot, growbag or directly in the ground
- If the aim is to create a single stemmed plant remove side shoots from between leaf joints.
- When four sets of flowering trusses have formed pinch out the growing tip
- Water plants daily and once flowers have started to appear feed with tomato fertiliser every week
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