Tomato Sweetie is a vigorous plant which produces an abundance of small cherry sized fruits which have a delicious sweet flavour, perfect for salads and also great roasted with olive oil.
This organic tomato plant is best grown indoors but does well outside later in the season.
- Supplied as 5 healthy growing organic plants
- Tomato variety: Sweetie
- Produces abundance of sweet cherry sized tomatoes
- Perfect for salads or roasting
- Order now for delivery from late April onwards
- Grown pesticide free
- Allow up to 3 weeks for delivery
Tomatoes need warmth, sun and shelter so are best grown in a greenhouse or conservatory. If you'd prefer to grow them outside, then choose a warm, sheltered and sunny spot, preferably up against a wall.
Plant tomatoes in fresh compost in either growbags (two to a bag) or large containers (20-25cm is perfect for one tomato plant) will give the best results. If you choose to plant them in a raised bed outside, then be sure to add plenty of compost.
The spacing is slightly dependent on the variety you choose, and we'll advise you what's best for your baby tomato plants when you receive them. As a general rule, though, tomatoes need a decent amount of space for their roots so it's best to plant a single plant in a pot, two in a grow bag or in a raised bed with 50cm between each plant.
Plant your tomato plants as soon as possible after they arrive into a 1.5 litre pot of good quality compost and allow them to grow in this for a few weeks indoors on a sunny window sill. Keep the compost moist but not waterlogged. They can then be transferred into their final growing container.
Water them well! Making sure your tomatoes are kept evenly and consistently watered will ensure they are happy plants. They don’t like drying out and then becoming waterlogged!
Make sure you add some kind of organic fertiliser to wherever you plant your tomatoes as they do like to be kept well fed. Pinch off any side shoots regularly (cordon varieties) and remove any yellowing leaves. Grow some marigolds next to your tomatoes to keep away aphids
Watch out for....
- Spider mite
As soon as the tomatoes have developed their full colour they are ready to be picked. Don’t leave them too long or they will go soft and split. If you still have a few green tomatoes left when it gets cooler at the end of the season, you can pick them and leave them on a warm, sunny windowsill to ripen there.