Are you a gardener looking for a list of tips for growing healthier tastier tomatoes? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
Every year come late January / early February my gardener wife turns into what parents with little kids recognize as the “pre-Christmas four year old”, only instead of “visions of sugar plums” dancing in her head, she’s got visions of exceptionally beautiful tomatoes doing the cha cha in that noggin of hers. I blame all those enticing seed catalogs that show up in the mailbox this time of year, the ones she’s got her nose stuck in just before nodding off to sleep. Yes, it’s more than a little disconcerting, but in the grand scheme of things it’s not that awful a recurring problem to have, especially when I stop to consider all the delicious marinara sauces and salsas that I know to be in my not-too-distant future.
Lest we forget what we’re talking about here, the tomato tops the list of most popular veggies grown by home gardeners across the country. Nine out of ten gardeners (more precisely roughly 86 percent) will grow tomatoes. Many buy starter plants from nurseries or the box stores, others start them from seed. Mrs. K is in the latter camp.