A year ago
Around about this time
last year, guest blogger Russell Kelly wrote a post for Living Loving Hobart on growing tomatoes.
Not long beforehand, he had
stocked up on heritage plants from the annual tomato plant sale at the
Botanical Gardens. Reflecting on Hobart’s history with tomatoes he reminded us that the number one rule here is - Don’t Plant Them Before Hobart Show Day. From
Show Day onwards (which is a week Thursday BTW), tradition tells us ‘…the frost is less
likely and the warming sunshine can work its magic.’
This year former Greens
Leader and Greens Senator for Tasmania, Christine Milne suggested that with warming
temperatures, tomato plants could go in a week or so earlier.
With warmer weather
forecast for this week, the Lovely Deputy has thrown caution to the wind, planted
out this year’s Botanical Gardens’ bounty, and then for safekeeping and a
little superstition, wrapped them in plastic.
Read the original post,
Love as Tomatoes for 5 things you need to successfully grow tomatoes in Hobart.