What will I need?
To start off, you will need the following:
- Tomato seeds (any variety)
- Seed & cuttings compost
- Compostable pots
- Seed tray and lid
- Watering can (with fine rose)
- Growing bag tray
- Growing bag and halo supports
- Canes and string
- Tomato feed
Fill compostable seed pots with
compost – these make potting-on
easy at a later date, and use no plastic.
Gently push two or three tomato
seeds into each pot, and cover with a thin layer of compost.
Lightly water the compost.
Cover the seed tray with a
lid to encourage germination, and
place in a heated greenhouse or on
a sunny windowsill.
When the seeds germinate, remove
the weakest seedlings leaving
one to grow into a sturdy baby plant.
When the tomato plants are about
20cm/8ins tall, plant into a growbag, covering the bottom
third of the stem with compost (this
makes the plant more stable).
Add a bamboo cane for support,
and tie the plant loosely to the cane
with string. If you’re using a horizontal style growbag, with
circular holes, a plant ‘halo’ is a simple way to support the cane
and it also makes watering easier.
Water tomato plants daily, in the
morning or in the evening, and apply tomato feed once the flowers appear.