For several years I have been growing many vegetable, as well as rare and medicinal plants and often listen and read about the disappointments of many gardeners - bad seedlings of tomatoes, peppers, melons, etc. And this is what I want to say: do not rush to put bad seeds and yourself assessment, it is often not about the seeds, but about sprout fly.
It harms not only seedlings (seedlings appear on the soil surface, soon wither and die), but also radishes, which we usually sow in late April - early May, pumpkin, sunflower, lettuce, peas, cabbage.
Where the fly larvae have worked, the seedlings either do not appear at all, or emerge with large gaps, the bed looks as if the sower hastily threw a few handfuls of seeds instead of evenly distributing them over the entire surface. In fact, the seeds did not have time to germinate and sprout, the larvae completely eat them. Pest detection is not easy. It takes a long time to peer into the soil before you notice a gray-brown fly scurrying around the very surface of the soil. Here she will settle her gluttonous offspring - larvae, which eat seeds and seedlings. It is quite difficult to drive the sprout fly from the site.
Not finding cultural plantings, she is content with shoots and weed seeds, although if she has a “favorite” menu - shoots of cucumbers, peas, beans, pumpkin, radish and lettuce - she is primarily taken for them. During the summer, the fly manages to give birth to several generations of larvae. Its emergence usually begins with the appearance of "earrings" on the birch. Fly larvae enter pots with seedlings from garden soil, so it is better to use purchased soil.
What to do and how can you fight it? The best way is to treat the seeds with Gigam before sowing, it will make them inedible for fly larvae. Sow seeds only in warm soil (14 ... 20 ° C). When they are in the ground for a long time, since they do not have enough heat for germination, they often become easy prey for fly larvae.
Ask any gardener: what kind of tomatoes he prefers, and first of all he will name varieties with large, tasty and sweet fruits, and only then remember about the fruitful ones. And I am no exception here. Tomatoes are a popular culture, it is especially joyful when you break a fruit of a heroic size with a juicy, bright, honey, appetizing pulp, for example, the Olympic fire variety - yellow with red sparks scattered over the surface of the fruit, weighing about 500 grams.
In large-fruited tomatoes, the pulp is much richer in potassium than in varieties with medium and small fruits. As you know, this element normalizes the work of the cardiovascular system and removes excess fluid from the body. Fleshy tomatoes are rich in phosphorus, zinc, calcium, sodium, and have silicon in their skins. Tomato is the champion among carriers of vitamin C. In this it is not inferior not only to oranges, but also to lemons. It is also rich in carotene, folic acid and a number of B vitamins.
Tomato is useful for anemia due to the iron salts it contains, and is also an antiscorbutic vegetable. By the way, in terms of iron content, tomatoes are superior to chicken, fish and milk. All these elements are extremely important for full-fledged mental activity, restoration and growth of tissues, especially bone and nervous, for the formation of hormones. And, of course, tomatoes are a source of yellow pigments, primarily lycopene, a substance that neutralizes oxygen free radicals, and beta-carotene, from which vitamin A is synthesized in the human body.
It is curious how nutrients are distributed in tomato fruits: the pulp of the middle part is richer in dry substances, which are based on sugar, and in the seed nests there are more acids, less fiber and pectin. In the fruits of modern large-fruited varieties, the proportion of pulp is greater than the proportion of seed chambers. This is why they are so much sweeter and more flavorful than regular tomatoes.
Amateur vegetable growers sometimes grow tomatoes not in order to get food, but in order to surprise the neighbor's family with something unusual: white, green-bronze, striped and speckled fruits, shaggy, like Peach yellow and Velvet, super-large, like Russian size, with an unusual shape of the fruit, like Bell yellow, Pepper-shaped, There are many exotic among tomatoes. There are banana-shaped tomatoes when the fruits reach 15-20 cm in length; we call them that: Red and yellow banana, Khokhloma, Chukhloma, Spaghetti, Sabelka, Icicles, Yellow rocket, American long, Pink stele, Lady's finger. There are striped tomatoes - Wild boar, Don Juan, Pepper striped, Tiger, Avyuri two-color, Fireworks, Zarya, Olympic flame.
There is a variety called Watermelon, which has orange-red flesh, early ripening, very tasty. There is a tomato with a very complex inflorescence, or take the same Russian size - this year it gave us the first fruits weighing 1507 grams. And the bull's heart variety - before it was only pink, now it already has white, yellow, red, orange colors, it is very respected by vegetable growers for its unique meaty and honey taste.
Previously, many believed that the color of tomato fruits should be red, but in fact it should be pink, since it is more saturated with useful substances than red. In China and Japan, only pink varieties are grown, and red varieties are grown only for processing on mashed potatoes, juice, pasta.
Yellow tomatoes are also biologically active, they come in second place after pink ones. Everyone is already accustomed to red tomatoes, so sometimes the attitude towards yellow ones is wary, but in vain. Such varieties as the Golden Operetta, Golden Domes, Melons, French Giant, Lemon Giant, Altai Yellow, Yellow Pear, Yellow Cardinal, Yellow Japanese Crab, Pineapple would be a decoration of any festive table.
Tomatoes with large orange fruits are much smaller. The largest-fruited variety is the Argentine miracle - weighing more than 500 g with very tasty rich pulp, Altai orange, Golden Dragon, Cinderella, Midas, Mandarin Gross are not bad.
Of the varieties with white hearths, in my opinion, of interest are - Snow-white, Snowball, Slivovodny white, Snowball, Snowball.
Of the tomatoes with brown fruits, I consider the best varieties: Mulatto, Negritanka, Black Elephant, Black Beauty, Black John, Gypsy, Black Cherry, Black Giant, Black Bedouin, Black Pear, Black Prince.
I use all these tomatoes both fresh and for processing. Here's one of my favorite recipes: Cooking tomatoes in a meat ring. So, mince, finely chopped onion, egg, crackers, water and caraway seeds, mix well. Put the resulting mass in a greased ring-shaped form and bake in the oven. Cut tomatoes of different colors peeled from the skin and fry in warmed margarine, add sour milk, salt, pepper and heat. Place the meat ring on a warm plate, place the sauteed tomatoes in the center and sprinkle with chopped herbs.
For 6 servings you will need: 750 g of tomatoes, 300 g of minced meat, 1 onion, 1 raw egg, 2 tablespoons of water, 30 g of grated crackers, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds, ground red pepper, 30 g of margarine, 3 / 4 cups sour cream or sour milk, 1 tablespoon of chopped herbs (parsley, dill, basil), salt. Bon appetit, everyone!
It is almost impossible to buy tomato fruits with various shapes and colors, as well as heroic fruits in stores: they are tender, therefore they are poorly transported, and they are kept fresh for no more than a week. To enjoy such a miracle, you need to grow at least a few bushes on your site. Tomatoes are planted at the rate of no more than three plants per square meter. Agricultural technology is generally accepted, only more intensive feeding is needed, forming into one stem, as well as normalizing flowers: no more than three of them are left in the inflorescence. In the south, they can be grown without tying up, but allowing them to grow and drag freely.
Preparing greenhouse beds for tomatoes is simple. Scatter in a bucket, or even under two buckets of ripe compost per square meter of ridges, dig up. In the spring we dig it again, but a little deeper. Closer to the autumn frosts, we prepare the soil mixture: we mix the ripe crumbly compost with the garden soil and store until spring.
The main thing is to grow high-quality seedlings, there will be good, strong, early seedlings - and the tomatoes will grow just right! And here is one important clarification. Tall varieties of tomatoes require 130-150 days from planting to ripening of fruits, but where to get them, even when grown under a film? It is clear that the more these days we have for the seedlings that we grow in room conditions, the faster they will bloom later, the ovary and fruits of the plant in the greenhouse will form more amicably. Here is our count: up to 100 days - more than half of the life - spends seedlings indoors and on the veranda of a garden house.
Imagine how much we are lengthening the favorable growing season, bringing the ripening of the long-awaited fruits closer! The first tomatoes ripen with us at the beginning of July, and after a decade or two we collect them in buckets. By the end of August, when it starts to get colder and the destructive late blight rages, the desired harvest has already been harvested. Recently, our tomatoes have not turned black either on the branches or on the windowsill. Thanks, I emphasize, the winter haste and early healthy seedlings.
I can offer everyone who wants to grow interesting varieties of tomatoes more than 600 of their names, as well as other interesting vegetable crops. It is possible to send seeds by cash on delivery. For orders, a catalog is sent with a detailed description of the varieties to be sent; to send it, you need a large envelope with a return address and stamp. Write: Brizhan Valery Ivanovich, st. Kommunarov, 6, Art. Chelbasskaya, Kanevsky district, Krasnodar Territory, 353715.
Valery Brizhan, experienced gardener
Experts refer to the best varieties as those that give a high yield, and the fruits themselves can boast of juiciness and meatiness.
A tall, mid-season variety with large fruits. Differs in increased productivity, resistance to diseases of the nightshade. The fruit has an original taste with hints of honey and fruit.
Do you like sweet tomatoes? Then find out how to grow sweet tomato varieties on open soil. here.
Bushes can grow to a height of almost two meters.
Honey hunters will love this strain
|Ripening period||110-115 days|
|Tomato weight||400 BC|
|Configuration||Flat-rounded with slight ribbing.|
|Productivity from 1 bush||4-4.5 kg.|
The greatest yield is obtained when the bushes are formed in 1 and 2 stems. In addition, the plant is poor in tying and strong support. The tomato is unpretentious and does not require strong watering. However, it is recommended to introduce organic fertilizers 3-4 times per season.
It is a hybrid, high-yielding, early-maturing variety. Bushes - tall, up to one and a half meters. The main disadvantages of tomato are soil demands and susceptibility to diseases.
Fertilize a good soil for a great harvest.
|Ripening period||80-90 days|
|Tomato weight||250-400 g.|
The tomato is thermophilic and poor in regular watering. The acidity of the soil should be in the range of 6.2-6.8 pH. It is periodically necessary to add compost or organic fertilizers to the soil. Bushes must be tied to supports and pinned.
Much! The "Golden Jubilee" f1 variety does not tolerate waterlogging. Because of this, late blight may develop.
The mid-ripening, large-fruited variety "Lemon Giant" is distinguished by a high content of beta-carotene and vitamin C. The bushes grow quite tall - up to 2.5 meters in height. The variety is resistant to diseases.
Vitamin C contained in the Lemon Giant variety prevents skin aging
|Ripening stage||115-120 days|
|Tomato weight||700-900 g.|
|The form||Rounded, slightly flattened|
|Productivity from 1 bush||5-6 kg.|
It is allowed to plant no more than three bushes on one square meter. The bushes themselves are poor in tying up to stable supports. Watering should be abundant, but not fractional. For a better harvest, it is recommended to apply complex fertilizers - at least three times per season.
Attention! With strong soil moisture, the fruits acquire a watery taste.
Exotic "Orange" refers to semi-determinant, mid-season and high-yielding varieties. A tomato can be up to one and a half meters high. An important feature is that the tomato is thermophilic and is mainly grown in greenhouses.
Orange loves a warm climate
|Ripening period||100-110 days.|
|Tomato weight||250-350 g.|
|Productivity from 1 m²||Up to 20 kg.|
Bushes require pinching and tying to supports. Fertilizers must be applied at least 3 times per season. The best choice is manure. It is stirred in water at a rate of 1: 1. Not a little two liters of fertilizer go to 1 bush.
Important! The variety is rarely attacked by pests and decay. This is mainly due to the contact of the fruit with the ground. To avoid disease and pests, it follows to install trellises.
In terms of vitamin content, yellow tomatoes are superior to their other "brothers" from the nightshade family. They are suitable for consumption by allergy sufferers, small children and dieters. Depending on the variety, the golden tomato can be grown in almost any climatic zone. The main thing is to take into account the basic requirements for caring for the plant.
First you need to learn that they can be varietal or hybrids. The main difference is that the latter do not inherit the original characteristics in their seeds. That is, if the tomato fruits of the hybrid are huge and early ripe, then the tomatoes grown from their seeds may turn out to be small.
To distinguish a hybrid from a variety is simply by the label. Hybrid names always have an F1 postscript. Therefore, customers are already informed in the store whether they will be able to collect seeds from ripe tomatoes on their own.
The next characteristic of the tomato variety for 2020 is the growing method. The label always contains a message about the cultivation method: in the open field or tomatoes are allowed to be planted only in a closed greenhouse.
The third parameter, which is required for choosing the best tomato variety in 2020, is the ripening time of its fruits. It should be noted that the information on the package with seeds about the number of days required to reach ripeness of tomatoes is rather arbitrary, since it does not take into account the peculiarities of the growing region and weather conditions.
Still, tomatoes can ripen 80 days after germination, these varieties are called ultra early. Further, with an interval of five days, there are early maturing and mid-early varieties.
Next are those of them that must certainly be grown through seedlings. Indeed, in most of Russia, a short summer is not enough for the ripening of fruits. Mid-season varieties yield in 95 days. From 110 days it will be required medium late, and later more than 120 days will be required.
Many gardeners believe that the best tomato varieties for 2020 differ in plant height. The smallest ones are those that have standard markings. They will grow by a maximum of 50 centimeters.
Agrofirm "Sedek" has created 14 non-scintillating varieties of tomatoes in the series, seven of them are included in the State Register. The varieties of the series are similar, the growing conditions and care are the same. There is variety only in the size, color and taste of the fruit. Let's dwell on the seven varieties introduced in 2017 and 2018. to the State Register of Tomato Varieties.
Natalia Petrenko about tomato varieties:
A variety of lettuce use, early ripe (95-110 days), with a flat-round red fruit, weighing 50-80 g. The plant is determinate, 50-60 cm high, it is unpretentious, resistant to temperature extremes. Productivity - 6.3 kg / m².
F1 hybrid of salad use, medium early, with a raspberry-colored fruit, rounded, weighing 100-140 g. The plant is determinate, with an average height of 50 cm. The tomato sets fruit well, is resistant to stress caused by unfavorable weather conditions, and is unpretentious. Productivity - 8.2 kg / m².
On a note. Determinant - limited in growth. In such tomatoes, at a certain moment, the growth of the central apex stops.
Medium early, salad variety, with round-shaped pink fruits (110-140 g). The tomato is determinate, reaching a height of half a meter. The pulp of the fruit is fleshy, sweetish in taste. Productivity - 6.4 kg / m². Suitable for seedless cultivation in areas of unsustainable farming. Requires moderate pinching.
An early variety, salad use, with beautiful, heart-shaped orange fruits with a spout at the end, weighing 60-70 g. The flesh is firm, sweet. Productivity - 6.3 kg / m². The tomato variety is resistant to root and top rot.
Medium early, salad, large-fruited (150-200 g). Resistant to tobacco mosaic virus. Fruits are round, red, smooth, of excellent taste. Productivity - 6.3 kg / m². Indeterminate. Stepsons moderately.
On a note. Indeterminate - unlimited in growth. The growth of the central apex occurs without restrictions throughout the life of the plant.
Early, lettuce, with cylindrical fruits weighing 50-60 g. Red tomatoes, dense, fleshy, excellent taste, do not crack. Productivity - 6.3 kg / m². The height of the bush reaches 80 cm. The plant is determinate, 70-80 cm high. It does not require compulsory pinching.
Ultra-early ripening, lettuce, with rounded red fruits, weighing 100-150 g. The plant is determinate, up to 50 cm high. The variety is the most unpretentious. Suitable for seedless growing in areas of unsustainable farming.
In winter, summer residents think about future plantings and buy seeds. If you are not yet familiar with the F1 Sweet Cherry Tomatoes, then this is the time to do it. Why this particular variety?
Firstly, because it is unpretentious. Suitable even for novice gardeners. Secondly, it is resistant to disease.
Thirdly, its fruits are very sweet. And if so, they are loved by both adults and children. A child may not eat a large tomato at a time, but small and sweet ones are easily picked off by children's fingers and just as easily eaten.
Fourthly, it is early maturing. Even in regions with cool climates, it matures well in a greenhouse. Tomatoes do not need to ripen, they ripen right in the garden. Fruiting is long: in central Russia from late June to October.
Fifth, it can be grown as a houseplant. Sixth, the variety is ideal for canning, drying and freezing.
If these arguments are enough, then you need to stock up on seeds. Sow them for seedlings in late March and early April. Germination - in a week without the use of stimulants. Plant on a garden bed in a greenhouse about every 50 cm in early May. Seedlings by this time are already of sufficient size. Due to the instability of the weather and the possibility of frost, you can additionally cover the tomatoes with high-density lutrasil, stretched over arcs.
It is necessary to immediately stick the props into the ground - the tall variety! Do not let the tomato grow too much: 2-3 stems is more than enough. If there are a lot of stems, then the tomatoes are very small, there is a lack of sun and air.
It is better to collect this variety with brushes. This is much more convenient because the tomatoes are small. However, the ripening of tomatoes is not always amicable. To speed it up, experts advise to tear off all the leaves under the tied brush. Transport is good due to the rather dense skin of the fruit, even if plucked one by one
Sweet cherry needs to be fed in a complex a couple of times a season after watering.
We keep moisture
Many summer residents can water seedlings no more than once a week. Tip: plant young plants on a hydrogel. Pour more water into the hole before planting, wait until it goes deep into the garden, pour the hydrogel into the hole, mix and plant seedlings in the resulting gruel. Mulch the bed with cardboard, newspapers, straw, black covering lutrasil - that is. And there will definitely be enough water for the tomatoes for a week. Weekend watering will only be needed for the first month after planting. As the cherry roots grow, you do not need to water at all.
That, in fact, is all. All further caring for the "sweet cherries" comes down mainly to the struggle with the stepsons, of whom there are a lot, and to tying up. These are probably the only drawbacks of the variety, which are covered by an unusually sweet taste (it is not for nothing that it is "sweet"), rapid ripening, decorativeness and resistance to diseases.
Perhaps there is not a single gardener in Russia who would not grow tasty and healthy tomatoes on his site.
Of course, you can buy them in any store - imported, bright, large, but devoid of that unique aroma that you can inhale only by picking ripe, fresh fruits from your garden.
Tomatoes grown in their beds and in greenhouses are rich in vitamins and many useful substances. No wonder they are included in many diets for sick people with different diagnoses.
But with purchased ones, you need to handle with great care. The fact is that a tomato, like no other vegetable, is capable of accumulating in itself all the chemicals with which its bushes were treated - both chemical fertilizers and pesticides from pests and diseases.
Therefore, in the best case, market and store tomatoes will not do you much harm, well, and there will definitely not be any benefit from them!
That is why it is so important to grow this vegetable in your garden.
But here the amateur gardener faces many problems. And the most important of them is the choice of a suitable variety when buying seeds. Now in the store you will be offered such a rich assortment of types and varieties of tomatoes with completely different characteristics and purposes that you can simply get confused.
But the timing of sowing tomatoes for seedlings is fast approaching. Tall and late varieties are to be sown in late February - early March (depending on your soil and climatic zone).
And a novice gardener is generally lost, chooses for a long time, and then, with a wave of his hand, buys everything. And this is not correct!
Everyone loves tomatoes, but everyone has their own taste and other preferences.
In addition, for each species, there are characteristic features of growing seedlings, and then the bushes themselves in protected ground and in open beds under the film.
Considering all of the above, in this article we will try to guide you by the types of tomatoes, as well as present our best varieties and hybrids, so that you can order them on our website or in the "SEEDS 2021" catalog today.
We have talked about this many times in our blogs and we recommend that you read our published articles again:
In these articles, we talked about the beneficial properties of tomatoes, about the history of the emergence of cultivated varieties, about the various types of this crop and the peculiarities of its cultivation, and also gave in detail all the agricultural technology of this crop.
Today it is important for us to guide you on the best tomato varieties so that you can make the right choice and buy exactly those species, hybrids and varieties that interest you most.
We wish you a successful sowing campaign and high yields of your favorite tomatoes!
We present to you our best varieties and hybrids, which, of course, will delight you with their amazing taste, real "tomato" aroma and high yields in any weather anomalies.
The legacy of Vladimir Vasilyevich Stepanov (our rare varieties)
You are unlikely to find these varieties anywhere. These are “golden grains” of folk selection, which for many years throughout the country were collected by a wonderful person, an outstanding scientist and breeder Vladimir Vasilyevich Stepanov.
Thanks to him, you can plant a rarity on your site that none of your neighbors or acquaintances has.
This entire collection, assembled by Vladimir Vasilievich, is truly priceless. Try to plant these varieties, and you will see for yourself.
Unique Italian varieties and hybrids, "northerly" for our climate.
Italy has long been famous for its tomatoes. No dish is complete without this vegetable. Over the years, we have selected and tested the best Italian tomato varieties, accustoming them to their northern climate.
And today we have a whole collection of amazingly sweet, aromatic, weather-resistant Italian varieties that we are pleased to present to you:
Stunning sets "Golden Raspberry Miracle" (three episodes)
This is a gift for novice gardeners, since each series consists of five different determinant (limited growth) varieties with unusually tasty and aromatic fruits of different sizes.
These varieties do not require pinching the bushes and form the required number of brushes themselves. In addition, these are the most unpretentious of all varieties.
Each of the giants you grow with good care can reach 1.5 - 2 kg of weight. These tomatoes are tastier and more aromatic than others. One is enough for a whole family's lunch:
These tomatoes are intended for growing in glass, film or polycarbonate greenhouses:
Open field tomatoes
These varieties and hybrids tolerate sudden temperature changes and prolonged rains. However, we recommend that when growing them outdoors, place plastic arches or a wooden case over them so that at any time the tomatoes can be covered with transparent film.
Every gardener knows that when the air temperature drops to + 13 degrees, the growth of tomatoes stops. They kind of fall asleep.
Therefore, we recommend that you cover your plantings with a film already at a temperature of + 15 degrees, fixing its ends well at the edges so that cold air does not enter the room.
These varieties and hybrids have increased stress resistance to all weather anomalies and grow equally well in an open garden and in a greenhouse. They are unusually tasty, aromatic, and are distinguished by a high content of vitamins and nutrients:
This is our author's series for each group of vegetables, where we have included the most elite varieties and hybrids, which, in our opinion, surpass all other varieties in unsurpassed taste, high yield, stress resistance and resistance to almost all pests and diseases.
In addition, they are the most unpretentious, shade-tolerant and do not require additional care:
They are very reliable and most stress-resistant outdoor determinant varieties. They are not afraid of either cold or heat. They continue to grow and bloom at a temperature of 12 degrees. With these varieties, you will always have high yields of delicious, aromatic tomato fruits.
A great advantage of supertomatoes is that they never get sick at the genetic level and are very rarely affected by pests.
Tomatoes for long-term storage
These varieties and hybrids are the latest achievement of domestic and foreign breeders. The fact is that they received the so-called "long-term storage gene", which allows them to calmly lie down in cool places of your house or apartment until the New Year holidays.
Another advantage of such tomatoes is that they are never affected by "tomato" diseases, and in December they look as if they had just been plucked from the bush. At the same time, they do not lose their very strong aroma characteristic of fresh fruits:
Tomatoes against cancer!
It's hard to believe in this miracle! However, breeders managed to bring out three hybrids of tomatoes, the composition of the fruits of which in large quantities (9.5 times more than in other vegetables and fruits) contains the most powerful antioxidant carotenoid - lycopene.
Lycopene destroys cancer cells in the human body (if they appear there) and prevents their formation (if they are not there).
At the same time, this powerful antioxidant dramatically lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood, normalizes the work of the cardiovascular and hormonal systems of the body, gives a person health and the right to a long life!
Remember these three hybrids are the best cure for cancer:
Many gardeners prefer this particular type of tomato. They look great on any dish as a decoration, taste very good, ripen early and can produce fairly high yields.
Most of all, cherry tomatoes are loved by kids. Even collecting them from a short bush is a great pleasure for them.
Our varieties and hybrids of cherry tomatoes are very tasty, aromatic, and, moreover, rarely get sick and are affected by pests:
We do not forget about the best old, proven varieties. Many gardeners grow them year after year in their greenhouses. Therefore, we have prepared especially for you:
Tomatoes for the balcony.
We have not forgotten those gardening lovers who do not have their own piece of land, and they are trying to grow vegetables on their balconies or loggias.
Not very large, bright, multi-colored tomatoes will be a great help to the dining table and will also perfectly decorate your apartment.
We have selected for you the best varieties and hybrids of balcony tomatoes:
You can read more about all of the above varieties and hybrids of tomatoes on our website or in the SPRING 2021 catalog.
And you can order them from us today.
For seedlings, seeds are sown 50-60 days before the date of planting in open ground. They dive when two true leaves appear.
To protect the fruits from pollution, the soil is mulched with straw, black agrospan or other mulch. Then the seedlings are planted at a distance of 40-60 cm from each other. This is followed by traditional agricultural techniques - watered, fed with complex fertilizers.
Creeping tomato varieties are ideal for gardeners who do not have the time or opportunity to take care of the plantings a lot. They can be grown in a greenhouse, under cover of film or white agrospan, in large pots, hanging baskets and barrels.