Here are our four best ideas for how to grow tomatoes
- In hanging baskets and window boxes.
Trailing varieties such as ‘Tumbler’ can be grown in hanging baskets. These sweet cherry tomatoes will thrive if fed and watered regularly.
- On the patio in pots or containers.
Tomatoes grow well on a patio or sheltered balcony and can produce a steady crop. ‘Gardeners Delight’ will create a great crop if planted in a larger pot. Smaller varieties such as ‘Red Alert’ and ‘Red Profusion’ also flourish in pots.
- Outside in the ground.
Sometimes the traditional approaches to gardening can be the best! Tomatoes planted in the ground will need canes to support them. Ideally, plant somewhere that has not had tomato plants before as this can damage their chances. Tomatoes are cold sensitive, so ensure frosts have passed before planting out.
- In a growbag.
Tomatoes are shallow rooted plant so have no problems with growing in a growbag! A variety such as ‘Shirley’ is a good choice and will need a little help with canes or string to support its growth. Try Levington Tomorite Giant Planter.
We would recommend feeding your tomato plants with a food such as Tomorite by Levington. When the tomato fruit is ripe and fully coloured then it is ready for you to pick and enjoy!