Yes, very early but the race is on to get them ready before the summer holidays. One of the problems of gardening in school is not having the luxury of picking things in summer, they have to either be ready before school ends or able to survive without anyone to water them over the break. Hence the reason for planting them so early!
They are without doubt, my favourite vegetable to grow. I love watching them go from spindly little seedlings to huge plants and the children love picking them off and eating with without any cooking involved!
This year we are trying three different varieties. Good old reliable Gardeners Delight, Golden Sunrise, which I grew successfully at home last year and Tumbling Toms to go at the front of the school. We have abandoned Money Maker as we find them really bland. Our Year 1 children will also grow tomatoes at the front of their classrooms.
Planted and labelled up with freezing fingers, they will stay on the window sill inside until the greenhouse warms up.
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