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I'm thinking of growing tomatoes in the garden this season. How easy or hard is it for them to grow in Ireland?
Posted 05/02/2015 by Pauline in Meath
While tomatoes tend to thrive in warmer climates, you can certainly cultivate a healthy tomato crop in Ireland. March and April are good times to get a head start on growing tomatoes indoors. Sow them in a pot and keep them in a sunny, warm spot (you can use a heating pad for supplementary warmth if necessary).
Re-pot into slightly larger pots when the plants start to develop leaves. You can also transfer young plants into a tomato growing bag, which is ideal for smaller spaces such as patios or balconies.
Tomato plants can be put into the soil outside once the dangers of frost have disappeared (usually mid to late May) or you can opt to keep growing them in larger pots. They do best in a greenhouse or polytunnel but make sure there is enough air circulating around the plants as blight can be an issue with tomatoes. Make sure you water regularly too.
With a bit of TLC, you'll be enjoying tasty home grown tomatoes this summer!
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