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Tomatoes are easy to grow. Here are some top tips to help you get the best from your crop


March-April inclusive


May (indoors), June (outside)


July-October inclusive

No crop is more versatile: tomatoes come in a range of colours, shapes and sizes.

According to variety you can grow them outside in the soil, in containers or baskets, or inside in the greenhouse, mini greenhouse or polytunnel. Everyone has the space for a few tomato plants.


Sow your seeds from January to the end of March, but time it to suit the conditions you can provide. Tomatoes can’t be moved outside until the frosts are over and, sown too soon and without enough light, they will quickly stretch and the first tru It’s better to delay sowin until March/early April when light levels and temperatures are naturally higher.

Sowing is the same for all tomatoes. Sow into individual 8cm (3in) pots or cell trays. Use fresh propagation or multi-purpose compost to fill your pots, firm gently by tapping on the bench and water thoroughly. Make a small hole or indentation with your finger in the compost 6mm (¼in) deep. Cover gently and label before watering again and transferring your pots to a heated propagator set to 18-21C (65-71F).

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