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Growing tomatoes from a M&S tomato

Marks and Spenser is a British institution and one of my favourite shops. It’s my favourite supermarket, it guarantees quality and I generally have no complaints, so when my tomato ( singular) came to 85p I was a bit shocked. M&S can be a wee bit more expensive than the rest of the supermarkets but their meat and dairy is good quality British farms. There fruit and veg is always beautiful, I begrudgingly hoped that it would be the best tomato I had ever eaten at that price and guess what it was. It was bloody lovely. Full of flavour, sweet and juicy.

So I am currently drying out a few seeds.

Marmande Tomato

If a tomato this good exists then I definitely want to grow it in my garden, that turns that 85p tomato into an absolute bargain, if it flowers and fruits.

So I bought a new seed tray and cover for it, costing £4.

So that a grand total of £4.85 for my new tomatoes. I sound like such a skinflint but 85p is a lot for a single tomato.

After a tiny google search I need to dry out the seeds for 3 days then I can plant them.

Their new house is waiting!

I will keep you updated on how they grow. Last year I plant twenty plants but all late. I grew an amazing 4 tomatoes from the twenty plants. I hope these marmande tomatoes grow, even if I just get one tomato I will be happy, and if I grow 6 I get my money back.

I am excited about this tomato challenge. It’s nice to make food from excess rather than buying a pack of tomato seeds.

Have you ever grown anything from your food shop?

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

1 comment on “Growing tomatoes from a M&S tomato

  1. Pingback: 5. Salad leaves are not for me: I am growing tomatoes and runner beans – Dysfunctional Planner

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