Tomatoes are by far the most popular plant for spring and summer gardening, and with good reason. It’s far from a one-hit wonder; a healthy tomato plant will give you a high yield of fruits well into the fall, and in some warmer places, winter. I grow them for their high nutritional value and cancer-fighting capabilities.
My tomato sauce is a favorite with the kids, and rivals anything you could ever buy in a jar. Last year I couldn’t even preserve any because the kids kept asking for the fresh stuff and used up all my crop! So this year I’m going to grow 50% more, so I can have some jar of sauce and sun dry some for a healthy, sweet snack.
Here’s a challenge for you. I want you to grow your own tomatoes this year, and when they’re ripe, I want you to go to the store and buy some. Compare the two, and I’ll bet you’ll never want to buy another store-bought tomato ever again.
Now that my tomato seeds have grown up nicely, I’m ready to put them in the ground–er–I mean planting bed and pots. Take a look at my latest video tutorial. I’ve also included an example of how to companion gardening works in a planting bed.