|Photo by Helen|
Each year I tell myself that I'm only going to grow a couple of so plants, but choosing is always so hard!
Now this season I have got myself a heated propagator which should help ensure a better ratio of germination, as it will keep the seed trays at a constant low heat, warming the soil and encouraging those little seeds to sprout.
Previous years I have placed my seed trays over the heating vents. My tips on growing tomatoes, capsicums and egg plants can be found here:Ready Steady Sow
One of my must for the garden for reliability is the tomato called Money Maker. I've been growing this variety for years. It produces a heavy crop of medium sized tomatoes. I must have at least two of these! And a another red tomato that I have tried before and loved is Granny's Throwing Tomato, a beefsteak variety.
In the yellow varieties I have chosen two cherry types, one called Lemon Drop, little zesty bites of deliciousness and one called Yellow Pear.
Moving onto black, I grew for the first time last year Black Cherry. This is also on my list for this year with its dark sweet juicy flesh that resembles large cherries. A new variety I added this year, although I believe it's been around a long time, is Gardener's Delight. I believe it is a tall growing variety with bite sized fruit of an excellent flavour. I'll have to let you know what I think of it.
My last choice for this season is Florida Basket. This is a miniature tomato plant growing no taller that 8 inches high but bearing full sized cherry fruit which has a sweet delicious flavour.
That completes my choice of this season, seven different varieties of which I may grow one to two plants.
I hope you enjoy choosing your plants as much as I do - Happy Gardening!
All photographs are taken by Helen