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Growing Tasty Tomatoes

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You can't beat the taste of home grown tomatoes, the taste and texture are far better than the varieties

You can't beat the taste of home grown tomatoes, the taste and texture are far better than the varieties you can buy in the supermarket, as an added bonus you can even grow them outside which removes the need for an expensive greenhouse.

Growing tomato plants from seed is significantly cheaper than buying plants, tomatoes are so easy to grow and the satisfaction you'll feel when picking juicy plump tomatoes that you've grown from seed is what the gardening process is all about



Planting Tomato Seeds



Sprinkle your tomato seed thinly on the surface of good quality seed compost, cover lightly, water well and your seeds should germinate in about a week or so, when your precious seedlings are large enough to handle transplant them carefully into 3 inch pots and continue growing on until the tomato plants are about 12 inches high and ready to plant out in your garden.

Make sure when you plant them the bottom leaves are covered, these will form roots and ensure your plant has a good supply of water and is sturdy enough to withstand some of the nasty elements mother nature is bound to throw at them.

In my experience the two varieties that fair best outside are Money Maker and Gardeners Delight, both are grown as cordons, which simply means single stemmed plants with side shoots removed, these will need to be tied to a cane for support, as your seedlings grow pinch out the side shoots which encourages the tomato plants to produce more fruit.

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