TOMATOES

The two types of tomato plants are determinate and indeterminate. Determinate tomatoes don’t need supports but take up more space. Most of the popular tomato varieties are indeterminate, and I recommend you start with these.

Tomatoes relish a warm, sheltered, sunny location. Sowing seed indoors in late winter or early spring will give the plants a fantastic head start and increase yields over a longer period. Tomatoes are frost-tender, so don’t transplant them outside until all risk of frost has passed. A light-colored, south-facing wall is the ideal spot to grow tomatoes and in medium to large containers (a tire planter will also work well) filled with a 50/50 mix of topsoil and (preferably) homemade ...

Get Grow Food For Free now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.