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Growing delicious tomatoes

How to grow delicious tomatoes in your garden.

Do you want to design your garden so that it can grow vegetables including tomatoes? No matter where you live in the states, it is possible to landscape your land in order to grow tomatoes as well as other vegetables. There are unique requirements in order to make this happen and you may require indoor grow space or a greenhouse nursery. Tomatoes are not hardy plants, but with some planning, it is possible to grow them annually and increase the amount of home grown food you consume.

 

  1. Know Your Tomatoes

Tomatoes require a lot of sunshine in order to grow. In terms of a soil, you need a loamy soil with an acidic PH value. As a sunshine plant, tomatoes prosper more in southern regions closer to the equator but can be grown further north if the initial growth phase takes place indoors.

How to grow delicious tomatoes in your garden.

 

 

 

 

  1. Heirloom tomatoes

    Beautiful heirloom tomatoes

    Siting Your Tomatoes

Here’s the important part. When landscaping your garden or land, it is vital to know which areas receive the most, consistent sunshine during spring and summer months. This is because the tomato requires a minimum of 6 hours of sunshine during the day preferably 8 hours. You may need to landscape a flat area which can site trellises while keeping to the sunshine requirement. You may also need to include a greenhouse or develop an indoor space for grow lights. Otherwise, tomatoes are fairly easy to grow.

How to grow delicious tomatoes in your garden.

 

  1. Planting Time

The ideal time to sow your seeds is 6 weeks before the final frost of spring. In more northern areas you can begin this earlier by planting them indoors or in a greenhouse. Spread the seeds two feet apart and give them extra water for the first few weeks and then fertilize them two weeks before and then after you pick them. For best results, use a consistent supply of water, approximately 2 inches per week per plant. They have long roots can can take long drinks.

 

 

  1. Staking tomatoes

    Staked tomatoes

    Complementary Plants

Where possible, you want to minimize the use of pesticides, sprays, and fertilizers. One way to do this is to use mulch to keep down weeds, but another way is to look into complementary plants. These naturally ward off bugs and insects such as flea beetles, white flies, tomato hornworms, mosquitoes, and aphids. Great plants to combine with tomatoes include chives, mint, marigolds, nasturtium, carrots, and lettuce, but the best for warding off bugs is basil.

With a little effort any one can grow delicious tomatoes in their garden.