Which of the Hundreds of Tomato Varieties Should I Plant?

 


Article by: Kathy Anderson

Tomatoes are such a staple in the modern diet that it is hard to believe there was a time when this versatile fruit , Water Gardens was once thought to be poisonous. Thankfully this member of the nightshade family has been known for centuries now to be a delicious and healthful addition to our diet and is now one of the most popular garden , Gift Ideas for Bird Lovers vegetables.

For many people, tomatoes , Rugged Outdoor Elegance: All Weather Indoor / Outdoor Rugs are the most challenging, yet desirable, vegetable , February Plants are Going to Pot crop to grow. , Garden for Birds #4 But a ripe, juicy homegrown tomato , Super Foods from Home Vegetable Gardens is so delicious and nutritious, people will go to great lengths to produce as many as they possibly can in their gardens. , Stock Lawn Mower Parts For Greater Availability Of Mowers One look at the pale, hard, orange baseballs that grocery stores pass off as tomatoes , Feed the Birds will also explain why so many gardeners eagerly await the first ripe tomato , Growing Clematis from their gardens. , February Plants are Going to Pot

Considering that tomatoes , Winterizing Tips for Your Lawn and Garden are a tropical fruit , Garden for Birds #4 native to South America, it's amazing that we can grow , Tips For Cleaning Your Patio them at all in northern climates. , Flower Bulbs in Dry Yes, the tomato , Lawn Care Tips - Six Easy Steps to a Great Lawn is technically a fruit , Birdfeeders & Birdhouses - The Perfect Outdoor Accessories since it grows , Winterizing Tips for Your Lawn and Garden on a vine. There are literally hundreds of tomato , The Garden Beckons varieties out there to choose from but there are only two types of tomato , Insect Spray Warnings and Healthy Alternatives vines; determinate and indeterminate.

Determinate tomato , Super Foods from Home Vegetable Gardens varieties grow , Patio Umbrella Covers more as a bush, growing , Wrought Iron Garden Benches only to a certain height and producing most of their fruit , Rugged Outdoor Elegance: All Weather Indoor / Outdoor Rugs all at once. Determinate varieties are most suitable for gardeners who are interested in canning tomatoes , Lawn Care Tips - Six Easy Steps to a Great Lawn since the crop will ripen over a relatively short period of time. Determinate tomato , Cattleya Orchid Plant - Why They Are Not Popular varieties are also a good choice for gardeners with limited space available, and some determinate varieties are well suited to container growing , Patio Umbrella Covers and are an excellent choice for the patio garden. , Super Foods from Home Vegetable s

Determinate tomato plants , Growing Clematis should never be pruned, as this will severely limit the number of blossom sets the plant , Zucchini: A Power House of Nutrition can produce, thus reducing the number of tomatoes , Patio Umbrella Covers on the plant. , Cheap Pond Liners However, an indeterminate variety will continue to grow , Wrought Iron Garden Benches and will keep producing fruit , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 5 for the entire life of the plant, , Patio Furniture - Coordinating Cushions, Chairs, And Canopies or up until frost. Each new set of blossoms will grow , Gardening - When to Prune farther up the vine as the plant , Cattleya Orchid - Why They Are Not Popular grows. Indeterminate tomato plants , Cheap Pond Liners also require a bit more care to keep the plants , Gardening - When to Prune manageable in the garden. , Water s

In order to keep these big plants , Cheap Pond Liners from sprawling all over the ground and creating an impenetrable mass of foliage, indeterminate tomato , Garden Gnomes Inspire Cult Following Worldwide varieties should be pruned and trellised. A tomato plant , Some Practical Ideas For Designing Your Own Landscape that is restricted to producing on only two to four main stems will still produce plenty of fruit , Cheap Pond Liners and the tomatoes , Feed the Birds will tend to grow , Patio Umbrella Covers larger than those on an unpruned plant. , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 5

To prune , Gardening on a Budget an indeterminate tomato plant, , Lawn Care Tips - Six Easy Steps to a Great Lawn simply pinch off the little shoots, or "suckers" that grow , Patio Furniture - Coordinating Cushions, Chairs, And Canopies out from the main stem in the crotch between the stem and each leaf branch. Each one of these suckers can grow , Lawn Mowers Guide - Cut a Fine Figure of Your Lawn to become another big stem and would grow , Feng Shui in the Garden its own tomatoes , Flower Bulbs in Dry Climate and eventually grow , Cattleya Orchid Plant - Why They Are Not Popular its own suckers. But you don't want your tomato plant , Patio Furniture - Coordinating Cushions, Chairs, And Canopies to waste time and energy , Budget For Your Garden by growing , Budget For Your Garden all those suckers. By pruning , Cattleya Orchid Plant - Why They Are Not Popular off most of them, the plant , Mulch Your Spring Flower Bulbs in the Fall for a Beautiful Spring Display will devote more energy , Feeding the Hummingbirds to producing ripe, juicy tomatoes. , Some Practical Ideas For Designing Your Own Landscape

Since you'll want more than one main stem for tomato , Patio Umbrella Covers production, allow the suckers nearest the bottom of the plant , Lawn Mowers Guide - Cut a Fine Figure of Your Lawn to grow. , Flower Bulbs in Dry Climate These will have more blossoms and will be easier to trellis than suckers that sprout higher up on the plant. , Lawn Mowers Guide - Cut a Fine Figure of Your Lawn Pruning , Frame Your Garden With Edging will also improve air , Gift Ideas for Bird Lovers circulation through the plant , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 5 which can help prevent disease , Growing Sweet Peas problems, especially in humid weather. , Zucchini: A Power House of Nutrition

Once you decide whether to grow , Straw Bale Culture Technique determinate or indeterminate tomato , Waterlilies varieties, it's time to peruse the garden , Zucchini: A Power House of Nutrition centers or seed , Super Foods from Home Vegetable Gardens catalogs to find the seeds , Rugged Outdoor Elegance: All Weather Indoor / Outdoor Rugs or plants , Low Maintenance Teak Furniture that will produce your prized fruit. , February Plants are Going to Pot Although a few of the more enlightened garden , The Beckons centers are now selling a wider variety of tomato plants, , What Is A Black Orchid - Fascinating But Elusive many still offer only a few of the old standby hybrid varieties such as "Big Boy" and "Early Girl".

You'll have more varieties to choose from if you decide to start your tomato plants , Mulch Your Spring Flower Bulbs in the Fall for a Beautiful Spring Display indoors from seed. , Frame Your Garden With Edging Imagine growing tomatoes , Rose Planting - Tips and Advice with names like "Cherokee Purple" or "Mortgage Lifter". Add more color , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 5 to your favorite tomato , Frame Your Garden With Edging salsa recipe with yellow "Garden Peach" tomatoes, , February Plants are Going to Pot "German Pink" or "Green Zebra". For stuffing tomatoes, , Patio Umbrella Covers try "Striped Cavern", and for salads grow , Fountains Through All Ages - An Overview of Landscaping Wonders some "Christmas Grape" tomatoes. , Frame Your Garden With Edging

If you plan , Vinyl Fencing Is A Viable Alternative To Wood on preserving tomatoes , Growing Clematis to enjoy over winter, , The Care of Cattleya Orchids you will want a meatier tomato , Rose Planting - Tips and Advice such as "Martino's Roma" or "Amish Paste" for sauces. "Wisconsin 55" and "Ace" are two varieties that are especially good for canning or freezing. There are even varieties that have a lower acid content for the folks who can't eat a high-acid tomato, , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 2) Plant Needs and varieties that have more Vitamin C than oranges.

Tomatoes are one of the most versatile garden , Cheap Pond Liners vegetables. There are as many ways to prepare tomatoes , Garden for Birds #4 as there are tomato , Stock Lawn Mower Parts For Greater Availability Of Mowers varieties. Whether you like to eat them fresh out of the garden , Low Maintenance Teak Furniture like an apple, or you make your own spaghetti sauce or tomato , Cheap Pond Liners salsa, whether the variety you grow , Lawn Mowers Guide - Cut a Fine Figure of Your Lawn is red, orange, yellow, purple, white , February Plants are Going to Pot or striped, tomatoes , The Care of Cattleya Orchids are the most useful and tasty garden , Straw Bale Culture Technique vegetable.
Kathy Anderson has been an avid gardener for many years and has grown tomatoes , Cheap Pond Liners by the acre, along with many other vegetables, , Gardening - When to Prune flowers , Frame Your Garden With Edging and landscape , Wrought Iron Garden Benches plants. Kathy recommends http://www.freeplants.com as a great place , Garden Gnomes Inspire Cult Following Worldwide to learn more about gardening. , Growing Clematis Article provided by http://gardening-articles.com.

add your link
addyour link
add your link to our site


What's Inside bullet1
Fountains: A Garden's Best Friend - Adding water , Gardening - Plumeria Plant Care to your garden, , Patio Canopies: Protecting Your Patio From The Elements or landscape , Setting Up A Goldfish Pond can be a daunting task filled with plumbing , Landscaping - Put A Pond in Your Back Yard nightmares, and flash floods , Buy Flowers Online galore. When done the right way adding water , Buy Flowers Online to your garden , Tomatoes: Apples Of Love can lead to envy from all the neighbors. Water , Safety On Lawn Tractors is the secret luxury gard...

Outdoor Entertaining - Shared moments in our garden , Growing Roses - The Guide for Fans of Roses with our family and friends become memories we will cherish throughout our lifetime. So why not transform youre mundane garden, , ing: Plants and Gardens deck , Affordable Landscaping to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home or patio , Affordable Landscaping to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home setting from the ordinary into the extraordinary? Generally, our gardens...

Patio Furniture - Coordinating Cushions, Chairs, And Canopies - Patio furniture , Finding Garden Benches: Get the Perfect Look for Your Garden is often the 'afterthought' in a patio , Beneficial Mycorrhizae - Your Plant's Best Friend design. Ideally, however, your design , Growing Ginseng plans should incorporate basic ideas about patio , Wooden You Like to Know? A Primer to Wood Outdoor Furnishings furniture. A well-coordinated look is possible only if the patio , The Garden Gazebo itself, the patio , Viburnum Dilatatum 'Cardinal Candy' awning or canopy, and...

Tulip Trees - The King of the Magnolias - The Tulip Tree , Decorative Garden Accents has got its name from its tulip , 7 Timeless Garden Decor Practices shaped flowers. , Orchid Care The flowers , Waterfall Ponds of a Tulip Tree , Mulchers - A Buying Guide are located at great heights and typically reach a size of 2.5 inches. The Tulip Tree , Are Robotic Lawn Mowers Safe? produces monoecious flowers , The Protea Family (Proteaceae) with yellow-green petals. The corolla has...

7 Timeless Garden Decor Practices - Are you looking for a way to add to your garden , The Hosta A Shade Loving Perennial dcor? Want something timeless, natural , How to Plant Spring Flower Bulbs or stylish? There are many things that you can add to your outdoor , The Flower Garden in August living space to make it comfortable and inviting and still provide you with few hours of w...

Lawn Edging - How do you make those flowers , Hydrangea Forever & Ever Red bloom where they are planted and not go overboard and how do you make your turf stick to its own turf and not edge into your flower , Garden Ponds beds, borders, and garden , Unifying and Separating Landscaping Planting Beds spaces? Lawn , Dandelions, Friend or Foe? edging is the answer!Edging bricks, law...

Tractors and Their History - I recently bought a small tractor , Making a Splash with Water Features in the Garden for my garden, , Fruit Trees - How To Save Your Fruit Tree Blossoms From A Spring Freeze which prompted me to right this article.The tractor , Orchid Care What The Flower Tells was a John Deere, GT235. John Deere tractors , What's In Your Yard are quite popular in the USA, so thought I would share a few words about the man himself!...

Mole Myths: How Can I Get Rid of the Moles Destroying My Yard? - Mole MythsThe most frequently asked critter-type gardening , For The Most Luxurious Dining Outdoors: Ready Or Not, Outdoor Kitchens Are Here! question at garden , Teas Important Role in Reducing Disease centers throughout the realm is: "How can I get rid of the moles destroying my yard? And often the question is asked as if the homeowner believes...

You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 6 - HarvestingWhile I think everything about growing herbs , Backyard Landscaping is a wonderful experience (well, maybe not the weeding!), harvesting is one my favorite things. It is, after all, the biggest reason to grow , The Care of Cattleya Orchids your herb garden. , Concrete Mold Buying Tips Harvesting th...

Seasonal Gardening




© 2007 mygarden.net.au Gardening | Landscaping | Climate Change | Home Improvement | How To DIY | Home Garden | Interior Design | Home Security | Home Finance | Forum | DIY | Add Your Link