How do you grow the best tomatoes?

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  • Dfm Dfm on May 16, 2018
    I’m partial to the heirloom variety’s . They taste better. The commercialy packaged by big seed companies are usually bred for uniformity of fruits. Flavor not so much. The heirloom ones you can save the seeds and plant them the next growing season. There is an out fit close to decorah iowa called seed savers exchange. They do have an on line catalog.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 16, 2018
    There is no best way to grow tomatoes. Make sure you use well amended soil, give it extra calcium, a little acid, they like a little. Use a good tomato or tomato and vegetable fertilizer. Make sure it gets plenty of sunlight and water when it needs it, don't let it get real dry between waterings, it likes consistent moisture to prevent splitting. Trial and error is how I learned about tomatoes, what they liked and what they didn't like. A lot depends on where you are, what kind of climate your area has.

  • Cindy Cindy on May 16, 2018
    I use a deep root watering method in my garden. I use a soaker hose and wind it around all the plants that I grow. So I water the soil and not the plant. Makes a real difference. Also, pollination is important and since we are loosing bee populations, you should consider pollinating the plants yourself. It's easy to do. When you see blossoms on your tomato plants, go out every few days and gently jiggle each stalk. I read that unpollinated plants will yield 15% - 20% of the plants capacity while a pollinated plant will yield 90% - 95% of its potential. That's a huge difference. And, last but not least, soil mix is important. I use one-third soil, one-third manure, and one-third sand. The sand is important for water retention. After all that water and sun.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on May 17, 2018
    All of the above. I trickle water into the little moat I make around each tomato plant. I also pull the suckers off every week. That is the little shoot that comes out in the V of the main stems.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on May 17, 2018
    Make sure you add sand to your soil and use liquid fertilizer every two weeks. Water frequently in full sun but don't over water.

  • Tina Tina on May 17, 2018
    thank u

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on May 17, 2018
    Dear Devil...I'm a Jersey Girl who grew up on Jersey tomatoes (the best in the world). The difference is the sand....preferably beach sand but any kind works...I don't know the science...BUT IT WORKS!