Growing Calendar for Tomato Ailsa Craig
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A good all purpose variety producing medium sized fruit of exceptionally fine flavour and good deep colour. Vigorous growing and suitable for both indoor and outdoor growing.
Fill a 6-9cm pot or individual modules with seed compost – which is light and contains a small but balance level of nutrients in the soil. Fill to leave a gap at the top of about 1cm (1/2in).
Submerge the pots or module trays into a tray of water beneath so that the soil slowly absorbs the moisture from the bottom without disturbing the soil on top.
Press the seed/s into the soil to a depth of about 2cm using a dibber or pencil.
Water above with a fine hose and add fungicide to the first watering to guard against the disease called damping off.
Cover the seeds with more of the seed-compost.
Label and date the seeds and place in a cool light place.
Good reliable germination
Always a good buy. Have forty seeds pricked out and growing well
The seedings have grown but it's too soon to tell how good they will be.
Tomatoes taste just lovely picked fresh from the vine, tomatoes ripened by the sun have a unique flavour and sweetness making them great to add to salad, snack boxes or reduced to make delicious sauces.
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When tomatoes are plentiful, home made tomato sauce is just the ticket. After processing in the food processor, I usually portion, add additional flavourings, such as chilli, smoked paprika, basil or mushrooms then freeze.
Long lazy summery days in the garden cry out for simplicity, allowing succulent produce to make its own statement. Lend a helping hand by choosing from the many different varieties of tomatoes which are now so freely available.
A warm and healthy tomato salad, great served in summer months as part of a light supper or is excellently served as a starter with crusty bread.
A delicious and cost effective meal, excellent for pre-preparing for the busy midweek schedule.
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