Posted: 21/08/2014 at 17:15
Mine are only just now starting to produce. Mainly because I was dragged kicking and screaming to Australia for a month's holiday in June. A neighbour agreed to look after the garden for me. But it's terraced, with the toms on the second terrace. Hard work dragging the hose up steps and along a terrace. I didn't want to put her through the ordeal so I dug up the plants and stuck them into pots of various shapes and sizes on the terrace for easier access. I also put them mainly under cover because the weather was hot and she wasn't sure how often she could water.
So they spent a month in whatever pots I had handy, mainly in the shade. They survived, even if they were sprawling across the terrace and pretty scrappy.
Planted them out again when we got back. Took them a week or so to recover and get to work. Ate the first couple the other day with many more on the way.