I really thought I had killed off all my tomato plants. I grew them, hardened them off, and planted them outside. Then the weather turned cold and miserable and my poor tomato plants didn’t know what hit them. No more centrally heated windowsill.
However I now know that their suffering was not entirely my fault. As the weather has improved a significant difference has become apparent. This is how they look today.
Tomato plant in B&Q’s cheapest compost:
I am hugely surprised at the difference. Especially considering that the healthier plants are in the cheaper compost! I am so glad that I planted the last few in the B&Q compost, because otherwise I’d have simply blamed the weather and had no tomatoes this year. As it is, they’re probably not far enough along for us to get any fruit this year – not unless we have an absolutely stunning summer and autumn, but I live in hope. Any home grown tomatoes this year will be picked, washed and savoured as a delicacy.