Tomato Plants Are In The Ground!

United States
April 16, 2007 2:58pm CST
We finally brought home 3 lovely tomato plants from the nursery. We planted them in the back yard hoping we will have a nice crop of tomatoes this year. I'm tired of buying tomatoes from the grocery that have no flavor or taste. Are there any tips or tricks to raising great tasting tomatoes anyone would like to share with me. We bought Better Boy tomato plants. I can hardly wait for them to start putting on tomatoes.
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@LouanneB (54)
• Canada
17 Apr 07
It's too cold still where we are in Ontario. We usually start planting the tomatoes and the garden around the end of May or the first week of June. Good website with a large data base of gardening articles www.ez-gardening-tips.com
• United States
17 Apr 07
Thanks LouanneB. I'll go check it out. Thanks again.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I love growing tomatoes. I always pick roma tomatoes. I plant about 12 plants or more. I love to make homemade salsa and speghetti sauce out of the harvest. Tomatoes need alot of water. I cant wait to plant ours but its still to cold here.
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• United States
17 Apr 07
I love fresh tomatoes too lightningMD. Twelve plants is a lot of tomatoes. I planted 3 plants and that's usually enough for us to eat fresh ones all season and have enough to can. Love 'em.
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Ooohh, I envy you, where I live it will be another month before I can plant anything. Fresh picked tomatoes are the best. When I start getting bunches of them, I will peel them, cook them for a few and then freeze them in containers. Then I will use them instead of using canned tomatoes. You can use miracle grow when watering the plants. You can also save your water from cooking fresh veg's. Use that when watering, coffee grounds, eggs shells are also good to put on plants. Good luck and happy eating, fresh tomatoes yummy.
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• United States
17 Apr 07
Thanks Polly. I like the idea of cooing them and freezing them to have them ready and on hand instead of canned. Thanks for the tips.