The Sow-a-Long started on Friday 4th of March 2011, but you can start at any time before the end of April in the UK, and later if you live in a warmer climate. Or, buy some plug plants in May-June.
Tumbling Tom Update
Tumbling Tom – Final Position
After Eleven Weeks
After Ten Weeks
After Nine Weeks
After Eight Weeks
After Seven Weeks
April 22nd (Happy Easter!)
After Six Weeks
After Five Weeks
After Four Weeks
After Three Weeks
It’s transplant time! March 25th
After Two Weeks
After 14 days their first “true leaves” begin to show.
After One Week
The progress so far … March 11th
|Hello from Nick!
There is only a two month window of opportunity to sow seeds for growing tomatoes outdoors in the UK – that’s March and April – so let’s get started!
|The airing cupboard is a good place to germinate seeds or a heated propagator. Just make sure that as soon as they start to come through, usually 5 to 7 days, remove the cling film or lid and put them in a light place to stop them from becoming “leggy” too tall.
The temperatures given in the video are the “ideal” temperatures. Realistically, anywhere in the region of 21C for germination and between 15 to 18C for the seedlings is fine. Of course temperatures will be lower during the night.
Next Friday we’ll take a look at their progress and hopefully see signs of life!
Here’s a video from last season which includes more information on sowing tomato seeds: