Homegrown tomatoes worth the effort
up sprouting. Place the trays or pots in a warm spot, such as inside a hot water cupboard. As soon as you see signs of germination, remove the plastic and move the pots into a brightly lit location indoors, such as a sunny windowsill. They need as much natural light as possible or they’ll grow tall and spindly (leggy). Once they are 3-5cm tall, move them under a cloche or to a tunnelhouse for better light. The seedlings will need repotting into larger pots of potting mix after a month. They will be ready to transplant at Labour Weekend. yet, but they will at least be thinking about it! (Even though the first locally grown asparagus spears are available in shops already, my first spears don’t emerge until early October.) Remove any weed growth around both of these crops and mulch them well to stop another rash of weed seeds germinating in spring. No weeds also means no place for slugs and snails to hide, while mulching also helps insulate the soil, warming it up just a notch. from plot to plate.