The Land Rover Owners Wife

Tomato, Gardeners Delight (regular leaf)

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This is a record of how long this particular set of seeds took to germinate and how they looked at various stages from first appearance to the development of the first set of true leaves and beyond. I hope this will prove useful.

Variety: Gardeners Delight (regular leaf)
Sown indoors: 21st April2013
First Seedling: 25th April 2013
Germination: 4 days

After 2 failed sowings I finally realised the seed packet was out of date which would explain a lot. So  fresh packet of seeds and here are my 3rd batch of seedlings which have certainly germinated a lot quicker than the others, so fingers crossed for speedy and healthy growth:

Gardeners Delight

The first true leaves are starting to form

2.5 weeks old

2.5 weeks old

I’ve neglected this post somewhat because it was looking like my shop bought tomato plants were going to be my only success with them this year. However, twelve plants have survived from my third and final sowing and are now in need of planting out, if I can find room:

Tomato Gardeners Delight

These plants were planted outside, against cane supports and now at 10 weeks old and tiny trusses of flowers are forming on them

Tomato Gardeners Delight

At not quite 3 months old, some of the plants have the first tiny tomatoes on them

Tomato Gardeners Delight

Just over three months and the tomatoes are swelling nicely

Tomato Gardeners DelightFor all you doubters out there, it is possible to grow tomatoes, outside in the North of England (not quite as far North as York though). Now 4 months old and the tomatoes are turning red: 30th August.

Tomato Gardeners DelightIt’s now October 3rd and we have had a supper crop of tomatoes this year and with the prolonged warmish weather and sunshine, we’re getting more and more each day.

Tomato Gardeners Delight


One thought on “Tomato, Gardeners Delight (regular leaf)

  1. Thanks for sharing… I hope to get mine planted sometime over the weekend. I’ll keep a check on mine.

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