16 Top Secrets for Growing Great Tomatoes
To have better tasting Tomatoes and improve productivity, there are a few tips you should follow. Check out!
What are some of the secrets for growing great tomatoes?
Nothing Says Summer Like Tomatoes!
Tomatoes are the number one thing grown in a home vegetable garden. And for a good reason. They-are-just-that-good!
Tomatoes are the most important part of so many of our most favorite foods like Lasagna, Eggplant Parmesan, or marinara sauce that goes with everything. How about a topping for your hamburger, making a tomato sandwich, creamy tomato soup or simply a tossing a salad.
Great Tomatoes Start with Great Soil
To have great tomatoes, you need great soil. Your soil needs to be deep with plenty of organic matter and plenty of compost in it.
Tomatoes have a long root system and are heavy feeders. So that means you cannot just amend the top 2″ of soil. You need at least 6 inches of good nutrient rich soil. 12 inches is better.
The soil also needs to be well drained. Standing water will cause disease that will kill your tomato plants. If your soil doesn’t drain well, plant in raised beds.