Growing and Caring for Tomatoes: An Essential Tomato Growing Book

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Growing Tomatoes is Just About to Get Easier

The tomato is a wonderfully versatile plant that repays any care and attention it is given. Following the simple but important guidelines in this book and by adopting the tips and tricks described for caring for tomatoes, you should ensure you can grow and enjoy a splendid crop of tomatoes, even as an absolute beginner. Whether you plan to grow tomatoes in your garden, in a greenhouse, or in pots on the patio, this book will guide you through the complete growing process using suggestions handed down through the generations from father to son. The tomatoes that result should be wholesome, healthy and taste better than almost any mass-produced one.

Tomato Plants

The varieties of tomato plants you grow at home can be diversified and adjusted to suit your need for a tastier tomatoes. Unlike the store bought tomatoes, the emphasis is on how good they taste, how fresh they are and how you want to eat them. There is no need to worry about shelf life or transportation damage, or a need to sacrifice taste to ensure they look pristine on the supermarket shelves after their journey. The only journey your tomatoes will need to take is from the garden to the kitchen. And lets face it there is no better tasting tomato than one that is picked straight from the vine and on your plate in a matter of minutes. That is why tomato gardening is so rewarding.

Growing Tomatoes - What's Covered

You may live in the USA, the UK or Australia, but the method for growing tomatoes follows a similar process. Without doubt some things will need to be adapted slightly for where you live and your climate, but the following topics will cover your options and will lead you to a successful crop of tomatoes:
  • Selecting seed and plant types
  • Your tomato planting schedule
  • Growing tomatoes from seed
  • Planting tomatoes
  • How to use a greenhouse
  • Best ways to support your tomato plants
  • Tomato pruning, watering and feeding
  • Pest control and dealing with problems
  • Ripening and using tomatoes
Hopefully you will agree its a comprehensive guide to growing tomatoes that will potentially be your point of reference for years to come. Make sure you enjoy eating your tomatoes, fresh, straight from your own garden or greenhouse. Included are photographs, interesting facts and references to numerous sources of information for additional reading. Excellent value as a dedicated work of reference.

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