Tomato, Heritage

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1. Heritage varieties are flavourful older varieties that are open pollinated. We usually have many more varieties in the greenhouse than we list here, so come in and have a look.

2. Provide ample sunlight: Tomatoes thrive in full sunlight, so choose a location in your garden that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day. This will ensure optimal growth and fruit production.

3. Prepare the soil: Tomatoes prefer well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Before planting, amend the soil with compost or aged manure to improve its fertility and drainage. This will provide the necessary nutrients for healthy tomato plants.

4. Planting and spacing: When planting tomato seedlings, bury them deep in the soil, leaving only the top few leaves above the surface. This encourages the development of a strong root system. Space the plants at least 2-3 feet apart to allow for proper air circulation and prevent the spread of diseases.

5. Watering and fertilizing: Tomatoes require consistent moisture to thrive. Water deeply and regularly, aiming to keep the soil evenly moist. Avoid overhead watering, as this can promote the growth of fungal diseases. Additionally, fertilize your tomato plants with a balanced fertilizer to provide essential nutrients throughout the growing season.

6. Pruning and staking: As your tomato plants grow, it is important to provide support and promote airflow. Stake or cage the plants to prevent them from sprawling on the ground. Regularly prune the lower leaves to improve air circulation and reduce the risk of diseases.

7. Pest and disease management: Tomatoes can be susceptible to various pests and diseases, such as aphids, tomato hornworms, and blight. Monitor your plants regularly and take appropriate measures to control pests and diseases, such as using organic insecticides or practicing crop rotation.

8. Harvesting: The best time to harvest tomatoes is when they are fully ripe and have reached their desired color. Gently twist or cut the fruit from the vine to avoid damaging the plant. Enjoy the fruits of your labor in fresh salads, sauces, or simply sliced and eaten raw.



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