Sunday, 2 June 2013
Sun Cherry Premium
Wanting to be a bit experimental this year (what have I got to lose but a bit of time and a small amount of money?) I decided to grow one of the plants upside down. I have re- used an old hanging basket that had a hole in the centre. I gently pushed the plant down though the hole, put some bubble wrap around the inside of the basket that I punctured with scissors, and filled the basket with a mixture of garden soil and multi-purpose compost. I did break a few leaves as I pushed the plant through as it was a bit too large for the opening I have sprinkled the top of the soil with some large leaved basil seeds and hopefully they will germinate.
The basket has been hung in front of a south facing wall so it is in the prime place to do well. The other two tomato plants have been potted up in the greenhouse in containers. I have used a minimal amount of compost as was demonstrated on Gardener's World this week As they are cordon varieties I have put bamboo canes into the pots to stake and tie in the plants as they grow. Now I just have to sit back (apart from, watering, checking and feeding once the first truss has set) and let Mother Nature do her thing.