The plants recovered well from their Near-Death Experience (i.e. frost!) and had completely filled their little 5" pots. This is the 'A-team' before planting out:
Some of the plants already had flowers on them:
I put them all into the largest containers I have, including the 3 self-watering ones my MIL gave me for my birthday back in March.
Since I have six really good metal cane-supports I potted up six containers with tall "Cordon" varieties [that is, ones that grow tall and thin, kept slim by pinching-out their sideshoots], supported by 6-foot bamboo canes. This is what the cane-supports look like:
I also potted-up four shorter "Determinate" ones [bushy ones whose side-shoots you don't pinch out], each supported only by a 3-foot cane simply pushed into the compost.
This is what I have now:
2 x Ferline
2 x Orkado
1 x Sungold
1 x Speckled Roman
1 x San Marzano
1 x Losetto
1 x Lizzano
1 x Incas
If I can muster a couple more large containers I would like to have two "Maskotka" plants, because they have done well for me in the past - and furthermore they are Lara's favourite!
If you're wondering what growing medium I use for my tomatoes, it is simply Levington's multi-purpose compost, to which I add some pelleted chicken manure. This is what I normally use, and I seem to get good results. When the fruits start forming I will apply "Tomorite" liquid tomato-feed at approximately weekly intervals.
The last thing I want to show you today is a plant grown from seeds sent to me by the ever-generous Jo from The Good Life - it's the "Incas" one. It's looking good, Jo. Hope it gives me a good crop!
Now I just have to shuffle everything around to make space to put these Tomatoes somewhere more sensible! I like to have them close to the wall of the house, where they will be sheltered from wind and where they will benefit from the warmth retained in the bricks of the house itself. Hopefully it won't be very long now before I start harvesting new Potatoes, which will make a bit more space.