How to sow your free tomato seeds

Grow succulent, flavour-packed tomatoes from the free seed in our April 2021 subscriber edition of BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Harvest
Harvest

Do not Harvest in January

Do not Harvest in February

Do not Harvest in March

Do not Harvest in April

Do not Harvest in May

Do not Harvest in June

Do Harvest in July

Do Harvest in August

Do Harvest in September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

It’s often said that the taste of home-grown tomatoes can’t be beaten and with good reason. Fruits picked from the plant have an intensity of flavour that shop-bought, shrink-wrapped tomatoes can rarely offer.

Your April subscriber edition comes with a free double-pack of seeds of basil ‘Lettuce Leaf’ and tomato variety ‘Red Cherry’. This will produce heavy crops of small, sweet tomatoes that work a treat in summer salads.

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