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Last call for sowing tomato seed

grow your own tomatoes

Summer wouldn’t be quite right without pots of tomatoes growing by our back door. Most of them get eaten on the way in and out of the door but sometimes a bowl of tomatoes makes it to the kitchen table. And we grow lots of cherry tomatoes – the perfect size for popping into a hungry mouth on the way out to play.

Our favourites are ‘Sungold’ and ‘Gardener’s Delight’ because they’re reliable, heavy cropping and scrummy to eat.

This year we’re also growing:

  • ‘100s and 1000s’ – a micro cherry tomato that we haven’t tried before
  • a plum tomato – cultivar unknown, for a bit of variety; and
  • ‘striped stuffer’ – bigger than a cherry tomato but it has the most beautiful striped skin

And then last week, the lovely people from Heinz tomato ketchup sent us some ‘San Marzano’ tomato seeds to try.

San Marzano tomato seed

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