Growing Tomatoes

Growing your own tomatoes can be a bit tricky. However, when you know what to do and what to avoid doing, the process becomes a lot easier. The following tomato growing tips will help you get off to a great start.

In this how to grow tomatoes guide you will get a brief breakdown of some of the most important factors that come into play when trying to grow your own high quality tomatoes. If you follow these rules you can expect to experience great results.

One of the most important things that you need to keep in mind would the fact that your tomato plants need to have space in order to be able to grow properly. Trying to pack a bunch of plants into a small area is a bad idea.

When tomato plants are overcrowded, they become susceptible to disease which needless to say, is a very bad thing. On top of that, overcrowding can keep the plants from being able to grow properly.

Another important factor to keep in mind would be the acidity of the soil that you use. Potting soil that is too acidic can lead to a lack of absorbable nutrition for your plants.

Light and heat are also crucial. Tomato plants like a lot of light and they also like to be warm. Therefore, if you live in an area that doesn’t receive a lot of natural light or tends to be cold, you may need to grow your plants indoors.

One of the hardest parts about growing tomatoes is watering them properly. The last thing you want to do is overwater them. At the same time, you don’t want to underwater them either. Balance is vital!

You may also want to consider removing the bottom leaves on your plants once they are mature. The reason for this would be that the bottom leaves receive the least amount of light and they can become unhealthy. Plus, they are also highly susceptible to fungus growth and they can even be contaminated by soil borne pathogens.

There you have it, some of the most important rules to follow. With the help of these tips, you can be assured that you know how to grow tomatoes with ease.

The Best Room In The House

We have always been fans of home cooking and the farm to table movement. So you might be thinking from the title of this page that we are referring to the kitchen, but actually, we are referring to the “greenhouse.”

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Yes I know, most houses don’t have greenhouses!

In our opinion, we think that is one of the biggest atrocities of all time. We think every piece of real estate, home, apartment, condo etc… should have some space to be able to grow your own vegetables, tomatoes, herbs or even just some lettuce.

We need to rethink our lifestyles because if the mass consciousness doesn’t move towards everyone being able to provide their own food in some shape or another, we are going to find ourselves in a very difficult situation.

The dacha movement in Russia has shown how effective people can be when given the opportunity to have a piece of land to grow their own food.

We just need to start adopting ideas like that so we can make this world a better place.

We will continue bringing you helpful information on these types of ideas and hope to build our own movement of people that will start growing their own fruits and vegetables so we don’t have to rely on the big corporations and government.

– Paul N. Freeborn