Folk history in Tasmania is that tomatoes can be planted after Hobart Show day and so I was quick off the mark and planted two healthy specimens.
This is a reality check for me as every year until now I have planted at least six plants and have ended up with way too many tomatoes and not enough room for other salad vegetables. So I have decided to be more restrained and to opt for two, so here goes. I was a bit taken aback by the sudden drop in temperature over the past few days with frosts in patches across Hobart but fortunately I have been lucky and on inspection this morning, they remain healthy, as do the beetroot seedlings. I opted for Spanish onions in a polystyrene box to expand my salad capacity and they appear to have taken.