We grew 6 heritage tomato varieties this year:
Striped Roman proved to be the most tricky variety to grow as it was prone to blossom end rot even though the plants directly around didn't suffer from it.
However, when the fruit grew well they grew really well. Just take a look at the pictures below!!
Tough little pots - - -
A quick note about newspaper pots. They are free, if requiring some effort, a lot stronger than I thought they would be and take longer to break down.. Also they have a tendency to stand up out of the soil as the surrounding soil settles. So - - - be sure to sink them well into the earth when you plant the seedlings out or build up the surrounding soil as the season progresses in order to help break the newspaper down. Luckily most of the growing onions, seen here in paper pots, were strong enough to burst the pots and there were just a few that needed a helping hand.
We had a great crop of 'Ailsa Craig' salad onions, 'Copra' storing onions and absolutely fabulous 'Ambition' shallots. I've haven't grown onions from seed before so this harvest was extra rewarding!