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Plug Plant Count: 3
We are offering three Outdoor Girl Tomato plug plants ready for potting on and growing on in frost free greenhouse or on sunny windowsill ready for planting out as soon as last frosts have passed
A very under-rated variety for growing outside in the open. Will produce a crop in those conditions where most other varieties fail. The tomatoes are coloured a rich red and have a slightly elongated shape. Good sweet and acidic taste with lots of juice. Tomatoes are produced three weeks earlier than average and grow well in most parts of the UK.
Well known for reliably producing heavy crops. Large trusses of medium-sized fruit. Suitable for greenhouse or outdoor growing. An essential element of your summer salads!
Outdoor Girl Tomato is a cordon variety (indeterminate) of tomato and therefore grows best if it is pruned.
Plant out in large pots, growing bags, or into a soil border at 45cm (18") spacing. Pinch out side shoots regularly and when in flower tap or shake plants daily to aid setting.
For growing in unheated greenhouses, Plant late April-early May. Harvest mid August-mid October.
OUTDOOR CULTURE: Harden off the plants before planting 45cm (18") apart in early June. Choose a warm, sheltered position.
Grow on at 60°f minimum.
Harvest mid August-mid October. Standard varieties: Support with stakes or canes. Pinch out the main growth when four good trusses have set. Bush varieties: These cease growing when 30-38cm (12-15") high. Do not remove side shoots. Support is not essential, but short stakes will help control the plants and keep fruit clean.
When plug plants arrive transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost and grow on at a minimum temperature of 15C (59F).
When plants are well grown, transplant into baskets and containers. If the plant is suited for growing outdoors when all risk of frost has passed gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before positioning baskets outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun once all frost risk has passed.
Suitable for the vegetable garden, allotments and containers.
Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season. Regular feeding is recommended.