Tomato - Gardeners Delight
This is an easy to grow customers' favourite with the true tangy flavour of yesteryear. The bite-sized fruits are undeniably sweet and ideal for salads, sandwiches and lunch boxes, packed full of essential vitamins. It is suitable for greenhouse or outdoor growing.
Sow indoors in a seed tray or pots for later transplanting. Fill a seed tray or pots with good, free-draining, damp seed compost. Sow from February to April for growing on in a greenhouse, or from April to early May for transplanting outdoors. Sow on the surface of the compost and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator at a constant temperature of around 18-20C until after germination, which takes 7-14 days. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots. Transplant into pots or grow bags in the greenhouse at the end of May. For outdoors, acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions for 7-10 days, planting out from early June when they are about 20cm tall, 45cm apart in a sheltered position in full sun. Remove sideshoots regularly and support with stout canes.