Tomatoes are one of the most popular and easy veg plants to grow from seeds. If you’re growing them outdoors, they can be sown from late March. If you are opting to grow in a greenhouse, you can start sowing from late February. They can also grow in hanging baskets, trailing down fresh, juicy tomatoes.
Plant tomatoes in grow bags that have rich soil, and remember to keep them somewhere warm and sunny. This ripens the fruit. If you don’t want to mess about with seedlings, buy a ready-started plug plant.
Likewise, strawberries can almost be grown anywhere, whether you have a balcony with a window box or hanging basket, patio garden or a large growing space. In March or April, plant the strawberry plants and water them frequently to help them settle into their new space. When watering, water the soil directly rather than the crowns and fruit because this can lead to diseases. Position them in a place with fertile, well-drained soil, sun, and shelter.
To encourage growth and fruiting, it’s important to feed with the right feed at the right time. In early spring, feed with a general fertiliser. Then, during growing season, apply a liquid potash feed every week or two.