Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Planting tomatoes

On Tuesday 18th April we planted our maincrop of tomatoes in Imogen polytunnel, being about 300 plants of about 15 varieties (including gardener's delight, sungold, chocolate cherry, costaluto di firentina, berner rose, yellow submarine, orange banana, quadro, ruby, galina, stupice and more). Some fruit has already set, showing that bumble bees have been active recently.
Pinar removing old salad plants ready for planting tomatoes. The row of early tomatoes planted in March are on the right.

Ben planting tomatoes.

The polytunnel fully planted, ready for stringing up.
This year we are using compostable jute twine for stringing the vines, to make the removal and composting of the plants quicker and easier in the autumn.

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