The tomato seeds are coming on. I’m sure yours are further ahead than mine but I am still excited. I think I should be signed up to TA (Tomatoes Anonymous) and I am trying to keep the varieties I plant each year to a reasonable number. This year there are nine varieties, Piccolo (taken from seed from a Tesco tomato many years ago) a lovely sweet cherry tomato, Golden Piccolo which sort of mutated from the ordinary Piccolo and which last year I was still picking in November and eating fresh in January, Sub Arctic Plenty - Allegedly developed in the 1940′s by the U.S. Military to provide fresh tomatoes to their troops in Greenland, Marmande, Black Cherry, Ivory Egg, (a prolific cream coloured plum tomato), Clear Pink Early, Black Seaman (a beef type tomato which is a Russian Heritage tomato), Euro Money (I don’t know what these are like I’ve never tried them before)
Most of my tomato seeds I have got from seed swaps and some are not available anywhere other than swaps. So I keep my seeds going by changing the varieties I grow each year. Do you have a favourite tomato?
Looking forward to a nice bowl of tomatoes.
If you are looking for a bit of inspiration on how to grow tomatoes or what to cook with them here are a couple of suggestions.
In Praise of Tomatoes - http://shop.refriedbooks.co.uk/in-praise-of-tomatoes-11028-p.asp
Tomatoes and How to Grow Them - http://shop.refriedbooks.co.uk/tomatoes-and-how-to-grow-them-12247-p.asp