Tumblers are the ones I am missing this year, will end up swapping for a couple of plants (or will buy if that fails) had them in hanging baskets last year and they were fab!
I have about 7 different varieties as had a pack of 6 then a free packet of gardeners delight.
Can't get over how quick they have come up, just shoved them under the sideboard and ofrgot about them , checked them to water this am and they were bending undere the cover
Hmm but I can't persuade DH to have any more brackets up so would have to sacrifice my flowers. We don't have a huge garden for everything I want to grow and bearing in mind that I need to keep the lawn as a football pitch! Might plant the freebie seeds.
I had zilcho success with any seeds I planted in trays in the greenhouse last year. (Mind you, I let dd 'help' plant them, and I have a feeling that I was lovingly watering some trays with compost but no seeds...)
This year I sowed them while dd was at nursery, and put them on the windowsill in the spare room a couple of weeks ago and I have loads of lovely seedlings. Hurrah!
I have moneymaker and Gardeners Delight, and they are pretty much ready to put into pots and put in the greenhouse.
not much success with toms last year. Between the footballs, heat/no time to water and the hail they were a bit dissapointing. Going to use large plant pots as opposed to growbags tis year and see it that helps.
Yes, me too dozeynoo, my Mum gave me the plantpot tip- she always does really well with tomatoes, but lives a bit further south than us, which I think helps when growing them outside.
I've also heard of putting 2 grow bags on top of each other and planting the tomatoes through both layers- anyone tried that?
I think I'm still going to go with big pots, though, because I find growbags a nightmare to water.
cece your seeds need to be quite warm to germinate - about 20 degrees which is house temperature for most of us. Then they need to be at least 14 degrees to grow. If they get all spindly on the windowsill you can just plant them really deep when you put them in bigger pots and they make roots from the stem. NB this does NOT work with most other plants!