Jun, Jul, Aug
The first job is to stake up any tomato plants before they collapse under the weight of their fruit. Drive a bamboo cane into the soil next to the plant, taking care not to damage the roots, then tie the stems to the cane with twine, using a figure-of-eight knot, in one or more places, depending on how much support is needed.
Removing sideshoots prevents the fruits being shaded by leaves. It also diverts the plant's energy into the growing fruit, making it more productive. Simply grasp the young shoot, emerging between main stem and fruiting branch, and bend it sharply downwards to give a clean break from the branch. Try not to leave a stump behind that will die back.
As temperatures rise, keep watering your plants whenever you think they need it – daily or every other day, depending on the temperature. Misting flowers regularly will aid fruit set. Feed once a week with a high-potash fertiliser, to encourage the production of more flowers.