Grow Your Own... Tomatoes

Grow Your Own... Tomatoes

Published: 1st May 2019

One of the great pleasures of gardening is growing your own vegetables. Tomatoes are the perfect produce to have in your garden because they’re fairly simple to grow and very rewarding as they develop much more flavour than shop bought tomatoes. Follow our tips to ensure you enjoy a luscious and bountiful harvest.

To make the experience of growing and harvesting tomatoes easier, we’ve split the key stages into the following categories, which will provide guidance for all of your growing needs.

Choosing the right tomato variety

Tomatoes come in many different shapes, sizes and colours from the very large beefsteak to the bite sized cherry types. The best way to figure out which type of tomato plant is right for you is to grow 3 or 4 varieties to see which best suit your garden and your taste. Choosing the right tomato variety

Sowing and growing your tomatoes

After you’ve decided on the types of tomatoes that you want and where you’ll be growing them, it’s time to start sowing the seeds. Sowing and Growing Your Tomatoes

Common Problems

Like many plants, tomatoes are prone to diseases so keep an eye out for these common problems listed below. Fortunately, most issues that tomato plants run into have quick fixes and aren’t fatal to the plant. Common Problems

Harvesting your tomatoes

Once your tomatoes are firm and full of colour, they’re ready to be picked! If any fall off before they appear ripe, place them in a paper bag with the stem up and store them in a cool, dark place. Never place tomatoes on a sunny windowsill as they may rot before they turn ripe! Harvesting your tomatoes