Posted: 03/07/2013 at 23:17
I never grew tomatoes before this year - was given two packets of mixed seeds as a Xmas pressie. All 120 seeds germinated so, like the fool I am, I pricked them all out into 3 inch pots. I ended up selling them in May at a foot high and in bud for a local charity. I kept 15 mixed plants for myself in the conservatory. We haven't been able to sit in it for some weeks now as the tomatoes ( now in 12inch pots) have grown to 9 feet high. Of all the varieties, San Marzano has been the trickiest to please. I water them twice a day but even so the S.M. Fruits have suffered from blossom end rot which I read is caused by lack of water at flower setting time. Other varieties have had no problems at all.
So I would say keep them drenched and keep your fingers crossed.
the other varieties I have are Cuore di Bue, Costolut Fiorentino, Marmande, Golden Sunrise, Gardeners Delight, Ciliegia, Money Maker and Tigerella. All from B & Q Seeds - I recommend them!
i don't think I'll be doing it next year as I want my conservatory back.