As discussed in a previous blog post, this summer I am doing a tomato growing trial in search of the best varieties to grow in our garden in future seasons. Now that it’s past mid-summer, I thought it would be a good time to report back on the progress of our tomatoes and highlight some of those which have stood out for us. To be honest, it’s quite simple. The star performers are our container and hanging basket grown tomatoes. The ones in the ground haven’t fared that well, with one or two exceptions which I will outline below. In the future, I may well only grow tomatoes in containers and hanging baskets to save precious ground space for cucumbers and zucchini, which need room to sprawl, especially now that I’m back to growing garlic for mum, which is only harvested on the longest day, making ground space less available come Labour Weekend when tomatoes are traditionally planted in the garden.
Here are some notes about some of the different tomato varieties we planted in our garden this summer.
Hanging basket/container varieties
I will update this post with more news from my tomato trial as our plants continue to grow and develop.