Growing Tomatoes

Story Title: Growing Tomatoes
Episode: Seven
Broadcast Date: 28th October 2012
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane

It is tomato-growing time and, if you're new to growing edibles, the tomato is a great introduction as they are relatively easy to look after and produce fruit quickly.

Tomato tips

  • Creating a climbing frame for cherry tomatoes is a great idea, especially the new black climbing cherry tomato variety. All you need is chicken wire and garden stakes to create your frame.
  • Germinating your own tomato seeds is simple and quick, with seedlings ready to be planted in the garden within a month.
  • The trick to success is to soak the seedlings in a Seasol solution before planting in order to reduce transplant shock. Once in the ground, water them once a week with the Seasol PowerFeed for Vegies solution and you'll enjoy ultimate fruiting results.

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