Gardening expert Monty Don is known for his appearances on BBC’s Gardeners’ World. He often shares tips and tricks to help amateur and more seasoned gardeners shape their outdoor space. In a video last year for BritBox, Monty Don shared an expert tip for growing tomato plants from seeds.
Monty then explained that if you press down on the surface of the compost, it helps push the seeds into the soil.
He said: “I find if you just gently press down like that on the surface, it pushes the seeds into the compost, and you get really good contact and that definitely helps germination.
“Then, lightly sprinkle a little bit of compost over the top.”
Next, he revealed how to water the plants so they get the best amount.
For those who can’t get hold of store-bought tomato seeds, you can always plant seeds from fresh tomatoes.
Just remove the seeds from a rips tomato and soak them for around 14 hours in water.
You should then dry them with a paper towel and plant them within seven days.
Monty Don’s American Gardens can be streamed on BBC iPlayer.