Tomatoes you'll just keep going back for, and there will be many. Clearly the success behind French cooking, these rich sweet flavour fruits will remind you of summers well spent in the French sun.
Extrait de Tomate, Love Apple, Lycopersicon esculentum, Pomme d'Amour, Pomme d'Or, Raktamaci, Solanum lycopersicum, Tamatar, Tomate, Tomato Fruit.
Germination: 5-10 days
Matures: 70-80 days
Sow: 40cm apart
Plant: 60-90cm apart
WHAT THEY LOVE
Light: Full Sun
Soil: Moist but well drained
Water: 3-4 times a week in dry weather
Food: Liquid fertiliser every 10-14 days
Amaranth, Asparagus, Basil, Beans, Carrots, Chive, Cosmos, Cucumber, Lettuce, Marigold, Mint, Nasturtium, Parsley, Peas, Sage and Squash.
Tomatoes actually like swaying a breeze, so if you are growing inside turn on the fan to help them develop strong stems.
When planting your tomatoes, bury the stems as tomatoes can grow roots on their stems, more roots, means a stronger plant.
Remove the bottom leaves as these will be the first to develop a fungus if left.
Pinch and prune the little leaves that develop between the two branches. They won't bring fruit and will take energy away from the plant.
BRINGS TO YOUR GARDEN
Easy to grow
Great for containers
Summer long crops
Start picking when the fruit is red and ripe.
At the end of the growing season lift the plants with unripe fruit and place in a dark, warm place to ripen or next to a banana which helps ripening.
MAKES FOR GREAT..
Gazpacho, tomato sauce for pizzas and to make them last longer, a tomato chutney is a great go to of ours.
Turns out the humble tomato can provide 40% of your daily recommended Vitamin C. Filled with vitamins to support your immunity, vision and skin health.