Tomato First in Field 50 seeds
First in Field is a reliable tomato variety and has medium size fruits. An old (heirloom or heritage) variety which is excellent for outdoor growing and has leaves just like potatoes. If you want to grow more heirloom tomato check out our Black Krim tomato seeds.
Sow tomatoes about 1 cm deep into a seed tray or in small pots or cells, covered lightly, watered and placed at between 10-18 Celsius on a windowsill, heated greenhouse or propagator. Sow in February if you want to grow your tomato plants in a heated greenhouse or sow the seeds till late April when you grow tomatoes direct outside in your garden, allotment.
The tomato seeds germinate within 8-10 days in ideal conditions, but sprouting can take longer if you keep your sown seeds at a lower temperature. As soon as seedlings have 2 pairs of true leaves and easier to handle, prick them out. Transplant the seedlings into individual small pots, later on they might need to be repotted if they are growing too quickly and too large for their pots.
Make sure that the leaves do not overlap, as this would make the air humid, in which case the tomato plants can get diseases more easily. The temperatures during this stage should be 12-20 Celsius. Plant outside mid May-June 80x60 cm, or keep in the greenhouse.
Keep watering the plants in dry spells, and especially when flowering and when the fruit is setting. Bush variety so no need to remove sideshoots.