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Excellent variety for the cold or slightly heated greenhouse. Resistant to virus attack. Medium sized, sweet fruit.
Tomato F1 Shirley is an excellent variety for the cold or slightly heated greenhouse. These tomato plants crop very heavily on relatively compact plants, are resistant to virus attack, greenback, leaf mould and the occasional cold snap. The tomato fruit are medium sized and sweet.
You will receive a pack of 3 x 6cm Potted Tomato Plants that are in Jiffy Biodegradable pots where no extra potting on is needed. You just plant these straight into a grow bag, 10Ltr pot or straight into the greenhouse grown and watch them grow and produce delicious fruit.
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Brand: Brookside NurserySupplied as: 3 x 6cm Potted Tomato PlantsBotanical name: Solanum lycopersicum
Free UK delivery on all orders over £50!
For all orders under £50 in value we make a one off P&P charge of £4.95 per order.
Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 1st Class, larger orders via Parcelforce 24.
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All our plug plants are shipped in specially designed packaging to keep the root system in place and the foliage protected in transit.
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Greenhouse Ready tomato plants. Our tomato plants are grown in 6cm jiffy biodegradable pots with no extra growing on needed. Just plant the potted tomato plant straight into your desired location, whether that be a grow bag, a 10ltr pot or straight into the ground in the greenhouse and watch them grow and produce abundance of fruit. These are at stronger stage than plug plants but will still need protecting from the cold weather and frost. Compost volume is around 6cm deep x 6cm square (at widest part). Foliage height is between 5-15cm (depending on variety).
Growing your own tomatoes is easy, and we have a range of tried and tested varieties to suit all tastes.
In the UK tomatoes will do best in a greenhouse or conservatory. They can however be grown successfully outside in the right conditions. If you are going to plant your tomatoes outside, wait until the danger of frost has passed. Choose a sunny but sheltered spot, at the front of a south facing wall is ideal.
If you are growing tomatoes in a grow bag, give this a good shake to break up the compacted compost. Make some holes in the bottom of the bag to allow for drainage. Now cut out the pre marked planting holes and scoop out enough compost to allow the tomatoes to be planted. The top of the root ball should be beneath the top of the bag and have a light covering of compost. Firm in your plants and water.
Unless you are growing a bush type tomato, the aim is to create a single stemmed plant. To achieve this your plant will need to be trained up a cane or piece of string. Tie the tomato plant to the cane or string every 10cm (4") To train a single stem, snap out any shoots (side-shoots) that grow in the leaf joints. When your plant has produced 4 sets of trusses, pinch out the growing tip. This should make sure that more of the energy produced by the plant goes into producing fruit.
Tomatoes need a lot of water. Generally they will need watering every day, make sure that they get a good soaking on hot and sunny days. If you are out all day and hot weather is forecast, make sure to open the greenhouse door and windows before going out in the morning.
Once flowers have started to appear, feed with tomato feed around twice a week to ensure the best quality fruit. Before you know it your tomatoes will be ready for picking- enjoy!
Ive read the previous reviews about excellent strong healthy plants and I'm at pains to fathom out why mine were so bad. Ive given 1 star for the packaging quality and delivery on time. The plants I received were weak and extremely leggy, very poor. Indicative of being grown in crowded conditions thus starved of light. I expected better for the high price I paid for them. In fairness I must add that is not like Brookside Nurserys normal standard. I bought over £300 worth of basket and bedding plants this year and last and the quality was unsurpassable, perfect plugs, strong and healthy and expertly packed. I will continue to purchase from Brookside, they are so good. Just not for tomatoes.
Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear the Tomatoes have not done so well and have now emailed you to see if we can help further.
Plants arrived strong and healthy, once transplanted they thrived and continue to do so.
Arrived well packed and in good health. All seem happy in their new home, looking very well. Great service thank you. Guaranteed bookmark.
Good plants. Well packed and arrived on time.
Plants arrived next day after dispatch well boxed and healthy. Very pleased.
All good so far, all the plants have been potted up and are in the greenhouse waiting on this horrible cold May weather letting up. Cheers.
Beautiful plants received in excellent condition and very well packaged. I can highly recommend this company.
Shirley F1 tomato plug plants arrived well-packed, all look very healthy and strong. Brookside customer service can't do enough and were very patient with my questions, will defo be ordering from this company again. So much less hassle than growing from seed!
I can only rate the plants so far as they are still small. To date the service has been good and the plants arrived on time and in good order.
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