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Bring On The Great Flavor  

Growing up in New Jersey I think one becomes something of connoisseur of quality tomatoes.  It’s pretty common to hear people talk about growing tomatoes in their backyard and so I heard plenty of tips for growing tomatoes, along with how to prepare them after they‘re harvested, from my very earliest years.  

For myself I have grown tomatoes in both New Jersey and South Florida with very good results.  I’d like to pass on to any of you who would like to have this experience for yourselves the information needed to get started.  It’s an enjoyable task and a great way to reduce stress in your life.  Plus, growing tomatoes yourself gives you the ultimate in fresh flavor and the most nutrients.  Give it try!

Growing Tomatoes  

Tomatoes are among the most popular vegetables grown in home gardens. They also prompt frequent cultural and pest management questions, though many problems can be avoided by planting disease-resistant varieties that are well adapted for your growing area.  Information about what grows best in your climate should be readily available at your local plant nursery or home improvement store.  

Most tomato varieties available to the home gardener produce flavorful and juicy fruit and require relatively little space for a large yield. When properly cared for, each tomato plant can bear 10 to 15 pounds or more of fruit.

Deciding which tomato variety to plant may seem a difficult task, given the large number that are available and the differences in size, habit, and climatic requirements. In addition to the usual round red tomato, home gardeners can choose to grow orange, yellow, pink, or striped tomato varieties, or those shaped like pears, grapes, or plums.

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    • +1 votes vote up vote up

      Marya1961 wrote Jul 23, 2013
    • Thanks for sharing this info!  We have a small potted tomato plant growing right now in a container and it is doing very well, so much easier than a huge garden.happy

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      Nancy Welker wrote Aug 3, 2013
    • You‘re welcome!

       I love container gardening.  I’m about to set up a nice herb and small veggie garden in containers again.  But I want to get past Hurricane primetime here in Florida.  So once we get to October I’ll be getting my pots together and I’ll be sure to post pics.

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