This then, is the selection to date:
Crimson Crush (red, outdoor, blight resistant, Suttons)
Moneymaker (red, DT Brown)
Golden Sunrise (yellow, self saved)
Marmande (red, semi-determinate, self saved)
Costoluto Genovese (red, Thompson & Morgan)
Summer Cider (striped orange & yellow, self saved)
(dark pink, ferny leaf, Seed Parade)Cherry varieties:
Sungella (orange, Thompson & Morgan)
Rosella (deep pink, Seed Circle)
Chocolate Cherry (purple-red, self saved)
Yellow Pear (yellow,
Gardeners' Delight (red, self saved)
Reisetomate (red, clustered cherry, Seed Circle)
100s & 1000s (red, currant, self saved)
(red, plum, Seed Circle)
Usually I sow tomatoes in two batches, growing some early plants to stagger cropping, as well as some to plant out for a slightly later crop through into the Autumn, but this year, because we are away quite
a lot in the next few weeks, I am going to sow them all at once in the second week of April. Although it will mean later cropping overall, it will be preferable to having a whole lot of weak spindly plants that I could not look after properly, that then
need nursing on inot full health again.
Chillies and aubergines however, do need a long growing season if they are to crop well, and so I shall be sowing those in the propagator mid February. These seedlings will be up for fostering at times when we
are away, but as this will be only for a week at time, hopefully they will cope ... both the seedlings and their fosterers I mean.
We really have not done much else this week! Seems odd not dusting down the propagator and sowing seeds, but things will
catch up I'm sure!!