I have high hopes for our tomatoes this year. Blighted last year, flooded the year before I wistfully recall the gorgeous glut of toms in the summer of ’06. I get quite spellbound by the whole process of nurturing seeds into plants, admiring them as they get bigger and bigger and then completely forgetting that restricting their growth is often the best way to increase fruiting. I didn’t remove the lower trusses when I should have or nip out the tops and I can’t bear to now as that’s exactly where most of the flowers are forming. Oh well, I’m all for a bit of experimental gardening and won’t be losing any sleep over it!
– Note for next year: read the RHS guidelines and watch the BBC’s Dig In video before planting out.