Water regularly, but do
not keep the compost very wet. Irregular watering may cause the fruit
to split. Feed with
tomato food once the fruit start to swell each time you water.
varieties will need staking, tying the plants to the support at
20cm/8" intervals. Pinch out side shoots which will appear where the
leaves join the stems, when they are about 2.5cm/1" long. Once
tomatoes have developed on 4 or 5 trusses, pinch out the growing tip.
and bush varieties need little maintenance apart from feeding and
watering as above. You may wish to cover the soil beneath the plants with
polythene or straw to protect the fruit.