Winter gardening: Best place for tomatoes to ‘thrive’ in winter – ‘ideal environment’

Tomatoes are a warm season harvest, which means many gardeners usually avoid growing them during the winter months. However, with the right equipment and the right variety of tomato, they can thrive in winter.

“Consider planting them in large pots or grow bags.”

The experts recommended planting tomatoes in a 30 cm pot.

They added, “Tomatoes need to be kept at a constant temperature of around 18 degrees to germinate.

“If you’re growing them in the winter months, it’s important to invest in good quality greenhouse heating.”

Feeding tomatoes a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 10 to 14 days can also help promote fruiting.

The Greenhouse People also recommend opening the vents to keep the air in the greenhouse moving.

The experts said: “Even the most experienced gardener needs a helping hand in winter.

“If you have a greenhouse, a thermometer can measure day and night temperatures and let you know when to take action if conditions deteriorate for certain crops like artichokes, tomatoes and peppers.

“Adding gas or electric heating can help with cold spells, and most have a thermostat as an added bonus.

“Make sure you open your vents regularly to keep the air moving and deter cannon diseases like gray mold and mildew.”

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