Grow cherry tomatoes in a bucket …
Tomatoes are high in anti-oxidant lycopenes very good for your health.
YOU WILL NEED:
- A large bucket with holes in the bottom for drainage or a large black plastic grow BAG (PB40) - Three bamboo stakes at least 1.5m long. - Outdoor Container Mix or Vegetable Mix - A Cherry tomato plant OF your choice (e.g ‘Sweet 100’) - Tomato food 1 Choose a warm, sunny sheltered spot.
2 Fill your bucket with Container Mix.
3 Evenly space the three stakes near the edges of your container, press them firmly into the mix and tie them together at the top to make a kind of teepee for your tomato to grow on.
4 Scoop out a small hole in the middle of the mix, big enough to fit your tomato plant.
5 Tip the tomato plant out of its pot, and gently place it in the hole pressing the mix around it. 6 Water thoroughly with a watering can.
CARING FOR TOMATOES…
1 Tie the cherry tomato loosely to the bamboo teepee as it grows.
2 Once flowers appear, feed them every week with liquid Tomato Food.
3 Water tomato plants every day to keep them moist.
4 Let your tomatoes ripen on the plant – sunshine makes them sweet and tasty.