8 Tips for Growing Tomatoes
Southern Living’s Grumpy Gardener is a tomato-growing expert. Steve Bender shares these tips and tricks for growing juicy, perfect tomatoes.
What is your secret for growing perfect, tasty tomatoes?
Prepare the soil before planting; choose varieties that do well in your area (heat-tolerant ones for places with long, hot summers; early-bearing ones for places with short summers); plant in full sun; and give the plants plenty of water during hot, dry spells.
What time of the year is best for tomato planting?
How do you prepare the soil for tomato planting?
What is your favorite variety to grow?
What are some of the easier varieties to grow?
Do you recommend starting with seeds or transplanting?
What maintenance do you suggest for keeping tomato plants happy?
How do you know when they are ripe?
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