Grow tomatoes from seed
Growing tomatoes from seed means a greater choice of varieties, but one packet produces a lot of plants. Swap varieties with friends to get a better range.
- In spring or early summer, sow seed in a tray of seed raising mix. Place the tray in a warm sheltered place, away from frost, and keep the mix just moist.
- When seedlings emerge, thin to give them more space (about 5cm apart) or, one week after germination, prick them out into individual pots, taking care not to damage the roots.
- When the danger of frost has passed and seedlings are about 15cm tall with at least four strong leaves, plant them out into the garden.