Friday, July 24, 2009

Tomatoes, America’s Favorite


When planting tomatoes be sure and set the plants deeper in the soil than in the original container. Be sure and use mulch or black plastic ground cover to maintain even soil temperature and moisture. A light side dressing of fertilizer may be applied when blossoms first appear. Also while plants are small you should put a tomato cage or some other type of support, so when the plant is mature it will not fall over from the weight of the tomatoes. Soil should be well limed before planting, this and even moisture levels will help prevent Blossom-End Rot. Select tomato varieties that are resistant to disease. Harvest tomatoes when red and juicy. A the end of the season, pick green tomatoes before the first frost and wrap in a single layer of newspaper and bring indoors to ripen.

2 comments:

Major and Sherry said...

Great information. I love tomatoes!

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Art Ist said...

This is a great site! Do you happen to know why tomatoes go black at the bottom? I have some real nice tomatoes but one bush gets nice tomatoes that go black at the bottom when they are about the size of a golf ball. Do you know what causes this?

Thanks!

Art Ist
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