How to grow tomatoes and basil together

Monty plants tomatoes in the greenhouse, and shows how he underplants them with basil, which enjoys the same growing conditions.

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Monty Don demonstrates how he grows tomatoes and basil together in his greenhouse, in this clip from Gardeners’ World. He plants two tomato varieties, ‘San Marzano’ and ‘Costoluto Fiorentino’, and shows the best planting depth to promote strong root formation, which will ensure strong, healthy plants with a good yield. Monty also chooses a grafted tomato variety and explains why it should be planted at a different depth. Find out more, in Monty’s practical video.