Ready to enjoy some fat, juicy tomatoes from your own garden? Before you start planting those tomato seeds, get the scoop on growing healthy plants. Are all varieties of tomato alike? Not even a little bit. Read up on the different varieties, including hybrids and heirlooms, before you decide what to plant. Figure out when to plant them so the tomatoes have the best possible chance to thrive and produce great fruit. Read on as eBay shares the 10 best tips before planting tomatoes.
The Volksgarden® is a rotary hydroponics system in which plants are installed in a circular unit, growing toward a light source at the center. It has approximately 20 square feet of growing area, and holds up to 80 plants. Its most successful crops include a variety of herbs, leafy lettuces, chards, peppers, strawberries, eggplants, tomatoes, cucumbers and some flower varieties.
The ‘Indigo Rose’ is a new, strangely-colored variety of tomato. The fruit is jet black on the outside and juicy purple-red on the inside. These colors might not sound very appealing, but black tomatoes are supposed to be very tasty, and most importantly, rich in antioxidants. Indigo Rose is a cross-breed between red and purple tomatoes, and is the latest ‘superfood’ to hit the market.
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Follow all these tips to make growing healthy and fruitful tomato plants easy. 1. Plant your tomato plant in a place with 10 hours of direct sunlight. 2. Have enough space between plants for air flow. 3. Soak the base of your tomato plants once a week or more during those hot summer days. 4. Pinch and remove suckers that develop in the crotch joint of two branches. 5. Use a tomato cage to support your plants. 6. When your tomato plant reaches 3 ft. tall, remove the leaves from the…