Posted: 07/08/2015 at 09:42
I grew tomatoes for the first time here in 2013. I read in the gw mag that the particular author of the article sowed his seeds at the start of January, my dad, who has been growing here for 30 years almost, laughed at me and said it wouldn't work.
Well, it did work,very well, just as the article said, we have warmer Springs and here, at least, the best weather is in June. By then, my plants had set their flowers and were planted in the greenhouse. they took advantage of the mid year sun, longest days and so on, and I had so many tomatoes the freezer was full and they lasted well into the winter.
Must admit, my dad did eat his hat!
This year, with other commitments, I didn't sow until mid March, and now, as everyone is saying, they are not ripening very quickly, we will soon be going into cold nights again, I can see a lot of green tomato chutney being made this year.
January it is for me next year, laugh if you like, I have thick skin, bit like the tomatoes at the moment