Tomato 'Tiny Tim'
We recommend Tiny Tim for small gardens or city slickers living in apartments and townhouses. It is one of the one of the best tasting patio tomatoes we have found through our extensive tomato trials. Dwarf bushes reach just 30 centimetres tall and are covered in red cherry sized fruits in just 8 weeks from transplanting.
Sow seed 6-8 weeks before you want to plant out your tomatoes. Never plant tomatoes in the same bed two years running as you risk infection from a build up of pests and diseases. Tomatoes need an open, sunny position, with plenty of air circulation to thrive. Tomatoes are best in a bed which has been heavily manured for a previous crop such as broccoli. A soil that is too rich in nutrients will produce prolific, but soft, sappy growth which is prone to disease. Long, leggy toato seedlings can be planted very deeply or even on their sides, as the stem is able to grow roots when covered with soil, and a large, healthy root system will develop.