Winter tomatoes for stupid-heads

16 May

I love many things about cold weather. Each year as the mercury drops I look forward to warm clothing, thick doonas, roaring fires and lamb stew. On the other hand, I miss fresh tomatoes terribly.

Stupice tomato seeds

In frost-free climates like mine it should be technically possible to grow tomatoes year-round. You just need to get your hands on the right variety.

I’ve done a bit of research, and decided that the Stupice variety might be the go. Apparently you pronounce it stoo-peech-ka, and it’s cold-hardy, produces small, flavour-packed fruit, and as a bonus – it’s name gives the impression that even an imbecile can grow it.

Suits me well huh?

So, I’ve probably left it a bit late (again), but I’ve sowed them and popped them in the greenhouse. If they’re too slow, then maybe I’ll get some early tomatoes in September, but I’ll most likely have killed them by then.

Stupid tomatoes.

My greenhouse (in May)

7 Responses to “Winter tomatoes for stupid-heads”

  1. Leanne Cole May 17, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    Good Luck with the tomatoes. I guess growing winter tomatoes in Melbourne probably isn’t going to work. Have faith, they might work.
    I love your green house, where did you get it.

    • L May 17, 2011 at 11:18 am #

      Leanne – it was from Bunnings – $29!

  2. ali May 18, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    That is the best name for a tomato, or any other vegetable in fact, that I have ever come across.

    Good on you with the year round try, I like an experiment… I’m going to try with corn. I can’t see why it wouldn’t work up here – what do you reckon?

    • L May 18, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

      Oh, absolutely! Surely if Tino can grow it in Tassie then you can grow it in a Qld winter.

      I wish I could pull off winter corn – my 3 year old told me this morning that we don’t live on a farm because we don’t grow corn. I wanna live on a farm!

  3. Asydfoodie May 18, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    You can grow corn next year. Just don’t leave it too late to harvest!

    • L May 18, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

      J can’t wait!


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