So when my friend Danny offered me some his extra tomato seedlings I jumped at the offer. Danny comes from an Italian family so he's genetically predisposed to growing awesome tomatoes. I on the other and am not Italian and nearly threw myself off the balcony last year when my tomatoes all went belly up.
Give I'm the grim reaper of the tomato-growing world it would be stupid to say no to some of the Tomato Whispers Seedlings?
I was given six tomato seedlings and a pot full of basil seedlings also - I see a lot of tomato, basil and mozzarella salads coming up. Because I don't have too many pots big enough to house tomato plants I've decided to buddy the tomatoes up with two basil seedlings each. Hopefully things won't get too crowded, but I figured if they can share a salad they can share a pot out on the balcony. It's probably not the Italian way, but hey - I won't say anything if you don't.
This is the first time I've grown so many of one plant...I'm interested to see how I "feel" about specializing in one thing.
I'm pleased to say though that since popping these seedlings in yesterday afternoon I've also planted some cucumber seeds and coriander too. Perhaps I'm getting my gardening mojo back...?
Happy gardening xox