Growing my toms, chillies & peppers

There’s plenty of options for growing your own veg and sowing seeds at the moment, but a must for me in our small backyard in West London are a few tomatoes, plenty of chillies and peppers too.

You can get them going on your window sills using mini compost disc’s or you could try recycling yogurt pots filled with compost and pop a hole in the bottom for drainage. Sow 1 seed per pot/disc, put them in a sunny place and keep watered. Then move them into a slightly bigger pot after they have 3/4 leaves, the seedlings in the picture above are ready for this stage, use a 9cm wide/tall pot or perhaps a used soup tub. Move the young plants outside in around 4 weeks once they are 10cm to 20cm tall, transfer to either larger pots of 20cm wide or more or 3 plants to a grow bag.

I’m growing Tumbling Tom tomatoes in 2 hanging baskets as well as the varieties from our new Heirloom Tomato Seeds box: Outdoor Girl which is more of a bush type plant with smaller fruits, Marmande with big beefy fruits and Alisa Craig with medium sized juicy fruits.  Apache chillies and sweet spanish peppers are also in the mix.  

If you’re keen to grow your own veg then these varieties are easy to grow and will produce excellent flavours in whatever space you have spare.  They do really well in pots on the patio/backyard/courtyard or on balconies and roof terraces with a little shelter…

 

Spring Competition

Our new competition is for all food growers out there from beginners to experts.  We’re celebrating the great British Spring Season with photos of all growing edibles from seeds, sowings and seedlings that are growing in any veg spaces you have, include yourselves along with the family in the pics too if you wish.

Just send in your best photos with the subject ‘SPRING COMPETITION’ to info@seedpantry.co.uk and we’ll pop them on our facebook page for judging by the Seed Pantry team and fans.

3 lucky winners will receive:

First prize winner will receive a gourmet Summer Salads Starter Pack

Two runners up will receive our wonderful Mini Herb Pantry seed kit along with some mini compost disc’s to sow the seeds in!

The spring competition starts now and runs through to June…so celebrate foodie spring and get snapping!

 

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