My tomatoes have started looking a little leggy recently – which sadly doesn’t mean that they’d look great in a little black dress. Leggy plants have too much stem compared to foliage – but luckily, this is an easy problem to solve. Tomatoes are terribly clever plants that are able to grow roots through their stems (most plants sulk if you bury too much of their stem underground as it leads to rotting, but not so the amenable tomato). As such, it was time for potting on.
It’s a good idea to pot on when it’s a fairly overcast day, as that way you can throw a bit of hardening off into the mix too, by leaving your tomatoes outside for a couple of hours once you’ve potted them on and watered them. These ones are about half way through the hardening off process – I’m deliberately taking it slowly as I’m worried there might be frosts so don’t want to plant them out until early June to be on the safe side.