Have you ever grown tomatoes?

United States
March 30, 2009 12:58pm CST
I am getting ready to start my garden. I will be adding tomatoes to my garden. I am not sure which ones to get. What kind of tomato do you think would produce the most tomatoes?
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@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
30 Mar 09
Hi moneymommy...I do love to grow tomatoes. My favourite ones are the beefsteak..THey grow well here where I live with out short growing season. THe first year I planted them, I wasnt sure how many to plant. I had a few rows of them and guess what? YUP! I had enough to feed all of Canada and then some I had tomatoes coming out the ying yang and I quickly found recipes on how to make salsa and different types of tomato sauce. In the end , I was glad I did, as I had a long supply of tomato sauce which I use a lot of anyways.
• United States
31 Mar 09
Wow thats a lot of tomatoes. I wonder if I could grow them in pots?
• Canada
31 Mar 09
You can grow them in pots as long as they are big ones..There is a variety of patio tomatoes you can buy. They do just fine in pots and theres also a hanging variety too for hanging pots
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@lilybug (21147)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I planted some tomato plants last year and they did really well. I don;t remember what kind they were though. Each of the 5 plants produced about 40-50 tomatoes each. It was a LOT of tomatoes.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
Wow thats a lot of tomatoes.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Whenever we grow tomatoes my husband is the one who always buys the tomatoe plants. The one variety that he likes to buy are the hothouse tomatoes.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
Thats another good tomato, I am thinking of making a row of each if I have enough room.
• United States
30 Mar 09
the best tomatoes in my opinion are the beefsteak tomatoes... we have grown them every year and even here in Michigan they grow well. We get a good amount for one plant...since that is all we plant. We have a small back yard and can only put in so much. another type to grow and we have always got alot of are either the cherry tomatoes or the early girls.... those are very good too!! good luck with your garden and whatever you choose to grow!!
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• United States
31 Mar 09
I love the beefsteak tomatoes, maybe I will get some of those. Maybe I will just plant different tomatoes.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I have raised tomatoes in the past and plan to again this year. I will be getting the Romas since I like them best. It depends on what you want to do with them. They are the easiest to de-seed and have the most flesh. There are some tomatoes that have less acid than others and some are bigger so it really depends on what you want to do with them.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
Romas sound good.
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I always make salsa to can every year from my garden, and i also put up some tomato juice and some sauce. so i put in some Roma tomatoes, and then i put in a number of the different varieties, just to have a few different tastes.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
That sounds good, I would like to do some canning.
@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Hi moneymommy...Have you seen commercials for the hanging tomatoes. My husband and I were thinking of getting those and trying them. What do you think?
• United States
31 Mar 09
Those sound neat I will have to look into them.
@derek_a (10898)
31 Mar 09
Yes, I have grown all different sort of tomatoes and grew them without chemicals so they were organic. It took a bit of work getting rid of the aphids, but we grew some nettles and some fennel nearby that attracted ladybirds and hover-flies which fed on the aphids. They tasted so much better than the ones you buy in the stores.. - Derek
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@ElicBxn (61051)
• United States
5 Apr 09
Beefsteak tomatos are considered the "prime rib" of tomatos