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Organic Matina Tomato Seeds - 28 Per Pack

Organic Matina Tomato Seeds - 28 Per Pack

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Are you looking for the best quality organic tomato seeds to grow delicious and juicy tomatoes at home? Our Matina Tomato Seeds are perfect for you! With these seeds, you can enjoy the taste of freshly picked tomatoes from your garden all summer long.

Description:

Our Matina Tomato Seeds produce medium to large-sized tomatoes that you can easily grow in your greenhouse or similar setup. These seeds can be sown from late February to mid-March indoors or late March to April outdoors. You can expect to harvest your tomatoes after just 55 days. The Matina variety is known for its early maturity and excellent cold tolerance.

Benefits:

  • Certified Organic: Our Matina Tomato Seeds are certified as organically produced by the Soil Association. You can be confident that you are growing tomatoes that are free from harmful pesticides and chemicals.

  • High Yield: These seeds produce a high yield of delicious and juicy tomatoes that you can enjoy all summer long.

  • Early Maturity: The Matina variety is an early maturing type of tomato, so you can start harvesting your tomatoes early in the season.

  • Cold Tolerance: The Matina variety has good cold tolerance, making it a great choice for UK weather conditions.

  • Easy to Grow: These seeds are easy to sow and grow, making them suitable for beginners and experienced gardeners alike.

When to Sow Tomato Seeds:

Sow our Matina Tomato Seeds indoors from late February to mid-March, or outdoors from late March to April. Ensure the temperature is warm enough for the seeds to germinate, around 18-21°C.

How to Grow Tomatoes from Seed:

  1. Sow the seeds 6mm (¼in) deep in pots or trays filled with compost. Water well and cover with a propagator lid or clear plastic bag.

  2. Place the pots or trays in a warm spot, ideally at around 18-21°C (65-70°F). Germination should occur within 7-14 days.

  3. Once the seedlings have grown their first set of true leaves, transplant them into individual pots.

  4. When the seedlings are around 15-20cm (6-8in) tall, transplant them into their final growing positions. You can plant them in grow bags, pots, or directly into the ground.

  5. Support the plants with stakes or a trellis as they grow taller.

How to Care for Tomato Plants:

  • Water regularly: Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Tomatoes need around 2.5cm (1in) of water per week.

  • Fertilise regularly: You can choose to feed the plants with tomato fertiliser every two weeks to help them grow healthy and strong.

  • Prune the plants: Pinch out the side shoots as they appear and remove any yellow leaves to promote healthy growth.

  • Provide support: As the plants grow taller, they will need support. You can use stakes, trellises or tomato cages to keep them upright.

  • Control pests and diseases: Watch out for common tomato pests and diseases such as aphids, whitefly, and blight. Take action promptly to prevent them from damaging your plants.

Benefits of Tomatoes:

  • Tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and lycopene.

  • They contain Lycopene, an antioxidant that may help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses.

  • Tomatoes are low in calories and high in water content, making them a great addition to a healthy diet.

Tomato Recipe Ideas:

  • Caprese Salad: Slice tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with fresh basil leaves.

  • Tomato and Basil Bruschetta: Toast slices of bread, then top with chopped fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, and olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve as a tasty appetizer.

  • Tomato Soup: Saute onions and garlic in olive oil, then add chopped tomatoes, broth, and seasonings. Simmer until the tomatoes are tender, then puree until smooth. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or croutons.

  • Gazpacho: Blend chopped tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, garlic, and onion until smooth. Add tomato juice, olive oil, vinegar, and seasonings, then chill until cold. Serve as a refreshing summer soup.

  • Stuffed Tomatoes: Cut the tops off of large tomatoes and scoop out the flesh. Mix cooked rice, chopped vegetables, and seasonings, then stuff the mixture into the tomatoes. Bake until tender and golden brown.