Wednesday 21 April 2004 10.22am
OKR B&Q will do you if the plants have only just come in. In general their plants are so scruffy & ancient that you'd be better off not bothering!
Lidl are selling seeds at 29p per packet. Quite who their target market is, I cannot imagine - most people who shop there don't have gardens! Thompson & Morgan will sell you quality seeds from their website.
Personally, if going to the effort of growing your own vegetables, I should pay a premium for a decent and well bred packet of seeds from Thompson & Morgan
. 'Moneymaker' tomato plants which you will get from B&Q are just too tasteless. Grow baby tomatoes for best flavour imo. I cannot find anybody selling tomato plants mail order on a quick search, but if you plant some seeds pretty sharpish you won't be too late for this year. Remember to keep them well watered!
There's a very expensive garden centre at World's End, King's Road.