Little Veggie Patch Co Heirloom Seeds - Tomato 'Tommy Toe'
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Produces an absolute abundance of medium sized cherry tomatoes and is resistant to pest and disease. A tall, upright plant that will require staking, if there is one tomato plant you grow through the warm season, this is it.
When to Plant
Zone 1: October–December
Zone 2: August–December
Zone 3: August–January
Zone 4: April–July
Tomatoes are very nitrogen- hungry, so prepare the soil by integrating nitrogen-rich pea or broad bean plants into your soil as a green manure. Alternatively, mix compost and chook manure through your patch a fortnight prior to planting.
Soil pH Level 5.5–7.5
Choose a sunny, well-drained spot in your patch, preferably a place you haven’t grown tomatoes in the previous season.
How to Plant
Propagate in seed trays. Tomatoes are suitable larger pots, but prefer an in-ground veggie patch. It’s recommended to pinch out the first side shoots to encourage plant growth.
Spacing 40–60 cm
Depth 0.5cm - 1cm
No.of seeds: 30-40
**Shipping - Not to Western Australia**
Much like an heirloom possession - being something of value that has been passed down from generation to generation - heirloom seeds have a value and represent our heritage of diverse plants whether in relation to their yield, flavour, resistance to disease or something else entirely. They have been saved year by year, generation by generation for a reason.
An heirloom seed is an old variety (by definition pre-dating 1960’s) that is open pollinated, by either wind, insect or animal (humans included). Seeds collected will then produce a (nearly) exact copy of their parent plant, so by saving seeds from last season’s best tomato plant, we can enjoy a whole garden of them this year. In this way, we can slowly select for qualities that we like and evolve our gardens over time.