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Tomato Gardeners Delight RHS

£1.45
SKU 100172

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Packaged by E W King and Co Ltd, of Colchester, in partnership with Kings Seeds Packet contains approximately 50 seeds Description There can hardly be a glasshouse in the country that does not have a few tomato plants growing in it, as nothing tastes quite like a tomato freshly picked from your own garden. The range of colours, shapes and sizes is obvious from the choice of 30 different varieties that we here at Kings Seeds offer. Even if you have a window box you can produce your own tomatoes. But, they are not without their problems; tomato plants are very delicate and can easily succumb to disease, they need a fair amount of attention and just a whiff of hormone spray from a neighbouring garden or field can result in deformed fruits and plants - but they are still always worth the effort! Tomatoes are so versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes. They can be sliced to go into a sandwich or salad, chopped to be used in many Italian sauces such as a delicious bolognese or if they are a bigger variety, they can be stuffed and baked. Gardener's Delight, like its name would suggest is one of the most popular varieties producing trusses with large crops of small fruits but with an outstanding tangy flavour. Very popular with the home gardener of today because of its reliable and prolific nature. Seed Count: 50 WHEN TO SOW January to March WHERE TO SOW In boxes or pots in greenhouse at 21C. Spacing seeds 2cm (3/4") apart and lightly cover with compost. Cover the container with glass or polythene after gently watering to retain humidity. WHAT TO DO NEXT Take off cover as soon as seedlings emerge. When seedling leaves have opened prick off into 10cm (4") pots finally transplant into growing position 45cm (18") apart when first truss of bloom is showing. If growing outside gradually harden off before planting out when all danger of frost has past. MATURITY July Onwards HANDY TIP When plants are about 1.5m tall, remove yellowing leaves from lower part of the plants. Shade from direct sun and water regularly. NUTRITIONAL VALUE High in vitamin C and lycopene.