Life got in my way which resulted in a dearth of blogging and a demise of those early seedlings. Neglect the only cause. Although I also had bad germination rates for some varieties. In fact null points for Black Prince and Britain’s Breakfast!
So I have had a change of plan. I have restyled myself as a “plant hunter/collecter”! With a bit of scrounging on the side (the less arduous of version of foraging). Pictured are my buy of the week. ( Snapped before snaffled.) Three Gardeners Delight for £3.00. And with impeccable pedigree! Loseley House near Guildford in Surrey.
Their plant fair lasted three days with invited nurseries as well as home-grown plants for sale. The tomato plants were sown and raised on site. Big Red sold out on the first day. I bought the very last three Gardeners Delight on the morning of the third day. So for the Tommies come lately it was Moneymaker only. As tomato plants they looked gorgeous – everything a prosperous young tomato plant should be. But sadly they grow up to be Moneymakers so that ruled them out!
I am going to sow some more seeds this week end. Late – but for the fun of seeing my own plants grow – but my early plants are now going to be just that – plants.