Can I Plant Tomatoes In July

Can I Plant Tomatoes In July?

Got some tomato seeds lying around and wondering if you could sow them now and get some tomatoes off the plants or is it too late? Can you plant tomatoes in July? let’s find out and have a look.

Can I Plant Tomatoes In July
Can I Plant Tomatoes In July

Can I Plant Tomatoes In July?

You want to sow them undercover in a greenhouse as soon as possible, use a good quality multi-purpose compost, and don’t mess about with seed compost as we want as much growth as possible as quickly as possible.

You want to grow them in a greenhouse or polytunnel and use a good compost, or grow bag with added feed. We need to do everything we can to get these tomatoes growing quickly.

As soon as they’re growing well give them a feed once a week, this will help to speed up their growth and maximise our chances of getting plenty of delicious tomatoes off them before the days start getting too short and the nights start getting too cold to grow tomatoes.

When the plants are flowering you will want to start hand pollinating them, cross plant. Use a small paintbrush and just dab it between flowers on as many different plants as possible.

The reason we do this is that there are fewer and fewer pollinators around later in the season and if you don’t hand pollinate you may not get many tomatoes off your plants at all.

If everything goes to plan and the weather holds you should be able to enjoy tomatoes fresh from your very own vines much later in the season than usual.