Edited: I used rake in the title as I thought it would be an appropriate gardening word for us to use in gathering our hints and tips, problems and solutions together.
I have sown 3 types of tomato this year one of which can be seen above in its cell tray. Once it looks like this and has its first pair of true leaves is the time that I pot them on.
If you haven't already done so, now is the time to get all your old pots together and give them a wash in hot soapy water. I use 3 and a half inch pots (90mm) to pot my plants on.
With tomatoes, I find that they like to be planted quite deep in their pots. I remove them from the cell tray holding them up high underneath the leaves so as not to damage their roots. I put a couple of inches of multi purpose compost in the pot, place the plant on top, holding in place and then filling in and firming with more compost. I keep these indoors in the conservatory or greenhouse until the weather warms up.
On warmer days I will put the plants outside for a few hours a day to acclimatise to the weather, and bring them in at night. The tomatoes I am growing from seed this year are 'Latah' a bush variety, 'Gardeners Delight' (Cherry Vine Tomato) and 'Gold Medal' Bi colour (Tall Vine). I will let you know how they progress throughout the season.
Any idea what this is? I have this plant above growing in my garden but have no idea what it is. It was cut back last year and has come back again bigger and bolder!