Ever wondered how to grow tomatoes? Growing tomatoes is easy and fun! In fact, it has become one of the most popular gardening pastimes in America. I have been growing tomatoes in my home garden for the past decade and I can tell you straight out, that it has been one of the most enjoyable experiences in my life.
Simply put, growing tomatoes is great! Tomato plants bear huge crops for a long growing season. And best of all, none of those juicy, red delights are ever wasted because there are so many ways to prepare and preserve garden-ripened tomatoes.
Fresh tomatoes can be cooked whole or be made into sauce and canned. They can also be frozen, sun-dried, or dehydrated. In fact, not only are dried tomatoes a delicious and healthy snack, but did you know that dried cherry tomatoes taste a lot like candied raisins and can be used as such in baking? And let’s not forget the hallmark of growing tomatoes in the first place- eating fresh out of the garden. After all, nothing (well almost nothing…) beats the luxurious and classic taste of a plump, ripe, juicy tomato snapped right from the vines. Home-grown tomatoes sure put those expensive, tasteless store bought mockeries to shame!
Tomatoes are delicious, but they're healthy for you too! Studies have found that Lycopene, the substance that give tomatoes their ruddy red complexion, help protect the body against several types of disorders as well as prostate, colon, and stomach cancers. Tomatoes are also a good source of Vitamin A, C, potassium, and iron. To receive the maximum health benefit of tomatoes, cook them in some olive oil first. This enables the body to absorb lycopene better.
Unlike most other vegetables, growing tomatoes offers you the freedom to choose what your heart desires. There are literally thousands of varieties of tomatoes out there. Each has its own distinct color, size, shape, and taste. From the sugar-sweet, fruity taste of the Sungold, to the deep earthy taste of Cherokee Purple, to the spicy yet refreshing taste of Aunt Ruby's German Green, to the intense and flavorful Boxcar Willie, growing tomatoes can satisfy more than just your taste buds alone. All these names of different tomato varieties might sound daunting. Not sure what to grow? Not a problem! Read along, as I shall court you with the most popular varieties held with high regards by esteemed tomato growers around the nation.
In fact, this site will teach you everything you need to know about growing tomatoes, from growing tomato plant from seed to harvesting tomatoes them right out of your garden. Did you know that new tomato plants could be spawned from existing plants (that’s right, no seeds involved!) and that could lead to two growing seasons without having to re-sow? There are quite a few intricacies involved in the growth and enjoyment tomatoes, like for example, growing tomatoes upside down! It’s all here on this site. Enjoy!