I've finally managed to get the tomatoes in to their final positions. The bush varieties were planted up a couple of weeks ago but I've held off sorting out the cordons until the wind died down, I don't think a bashing from the gusts we've had just lately would have done them much good.
I'll start with the cordons, I'm growing four plants outdoors, two each of Ailsa Craig and Gardener's Delight. I've decided to use growbags again for these, each one cut in half and stood on its end. The plants seem to do well grown in this way.
There's three cordon varieties in the greenhouse, Ailsa Craig, Gardener's Delight and a heritage variety I picked up as a young plant from a local garden centre a while ago, Bloody Butcher. It's the one on the left of the photo, it looks a little droopy, I'm not sure if it's a characteristic of the plant, it's a potato leaf variety, or if it's sulking since being planted up. I'm looking forward to trying this one. I'm growing these plants in self watering containers.
Outdoors I have four bush tomatoes, three Maskotka and a Totem. The Totem's on the left of the photo. I've also got two Maskotkas in the greenhouse.
So that's it for tomatoes this year, I feel a little unadventurous with my choices, apart from the Bloody Butcher, so I might try some new ones next year, I think it's time for a bit of a play around again, though I shall always include some Maskotkas now, my new favourite.
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