Tomato Growing 101

All the products and advice you need to successfully grow tomatoes

Top Tomato Varieties

Spring is the perfect time to plant tomatoes for summer. Tomato varieties vary in size, colour and flavour. Choose a variety based on your cooking and taste preferences.

Tui Performance Naturals Tomato & Vegetable Fertiliser

Performance Naturals give you all the power of synthetics with a performance that’s 100% natural, just like the garden you’re keeping. So you get outstanding results without adding anything un-natural to your own environment. Good stuff! Our Tomato & Vegetable Fertiliser is formulated using NatureN, a fast acting natural ingredient that is super rich in nutrients. This fertiliser stimulates root development and improves overall plant health, with sheep manure improving soil structure, encouraging earthworms and nourishing your plants. Biostimulants also act as soil and plant conditioners and maximise nutrient uptake. Use throughout your garden, and in pots and containers, to grow healthier tomatoes and vegetables. Natural ingredients get great results and that's got to be good! Performance Naturals. N-P-K 7-0.4-2 + Ca  

Tomato Growing Guide

In sandwiches or salads, roasted or plucked straight from the vine – tomatoes take pride of place in every Kiwi’s garden over the summer months, no matter how you choose to enjoy yours. Plant in your garden beds, pots and containers and you’ll be harvesting a bumper crop of homegrown tomatoes this summer!

Tui Performance Naturals Tomato & Vegetable Liquid Fertiliser

Performance Naturals give you the power of synthetics with a performance that’s all natural, just like the garden you’re keeping - good stuff! Our Tomato & Vegetable Fertiliser delivers fantastic results, formulated using NatureN, a fast acting natural ingredient that’s super rich in nutrients. Use throughout your garden, and in pots and containers, to get your tomatoes and veges growing happy and healthy. Our natural ingredients get great results and that's got to be good! Performance Naturals. N-P-K 3.8-0-2 + S + Mg 

Win a tomato planting pack

It's time to plant your tomatoes for summer! Enter to win a tomato planting pack including tomato plants to get started. 

Tui Performance Naturals Vegetable Mix

Performance Naturals give you all the power of synthetics with a performance that’s 100% natural, just like the garden you’re keeping. So you get outstanding results without adding anything un-natural to your own environment. Good stuff! Our Vegetable Mix is formulated using NatureN, a fast acting natural ingredient, that is super rich in nutrients. Added potassium encourages a plentiful harvest of veggies, while biostimulants and sheep pellets act as a soil and plant conditioner and maximise nutrient uptake. Use throughout your garden beds, pots and containers to create optimum growing conditions for your vegetables. Natural ingredients get great results and that’s got to be good! Performance Naturals. This bag is recyclable through the soft plastics recycling scheme, it just needs to be clean and dry. Learn how to clean and dry your Tui growing media bags here.

Top Tips for Bumper Tomatoes

Harvesting fresh homegrown tomatoes is a joy many gardeners look forward to every year. Store bought tomatoes just never taste as good as something fully ripened and grown with love in the sun at home! For the start of the tomato growing season we have put together top tips to help you enjoy a a bumper crop of tasty homegrown tomatoes this summer.

Tui Enrich Vege, Tomato & Herb Controlled Release Fertiliser

Tui Enrich is a premium triple action system to deliver exceptional plant performance. Osmoforte® Microbial Technology creates healthy soil, and is paired with a premium controlled release fertiliser to provide vital nutrients to nourish plants. This premium Vege, Tomato & Herb blend is formulated with high levels of potassium for optimum flowering and fruiting. The inclusion of NovaTec® fertiliser provides an instant boost of easy to absorb nitrogen for healthy green growth. Developed for vegetables, tomatoes and herbs, this formulation delivers nutrients to your plants as they require them, for up to six months. N-P-K 15.7-2.6-11 + trace elements.

Keep your summer tomatoes coming with Liz

Follow these handy tips from Liz @tiny_farmstead to ensure your tomatoes keep on producing all summer long! 

Tomato and Chilli Relish

Preserves and pickling are a great way to make your harvests stretch well into the coming seasons. The chilli in this tomato relish gives in a little bit of heat to make it extra tasty.