Time for Transplanting Tomatoes

It feels great that the growing season has already reached a stage where I’m transplanting tomatoes. There’s nothing quite like that smell of tomato leaf; I think I even prefer it to the actual taste of the eventual fruit! I soaked the tray of young plants in water first and gave a little tug – some aren’t quite ready, but eight popped out with great rootballs.


For the past three years I’ve grown tomatoes in the greenhouse and they’ve survived without any blight. So I’ll be doing the same thing this year. There’s nothing worse than growing a crop throughout the season only to have a disease destroy it in its closing months; soul destroying, or what?! Both of these varieties are climbing vines, so they’ll be fixed to string until they reach the greenhouse roof, at which point, I’ll snip the tops out.

Can’t wait to see some lovely tomatoes ripening once again!

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