Caring for tomatoes

Grow great cordon tomatoes, with the help of this video guide featuring Alan Titchmarsh.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do not To do in March

Do not To do in April

Do not To do in May

Do To do in June

Do To do in July

Do To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

In this short video guide, Alan Titchmarsh looks at where to grow tomatoes, and the two different types – bush and cordon plants.

Choose tomato varieties to grow.

Focusing on cordon tomatoes, he shows you how to support and tie them in, how and why to remove side shoots, and when and why to pinch out the growing tip. He also gives useful tips on correct watering and feeding to encourage successful and abundant fruiting.