Tomato Growing Tips for common varieties that produced high yields and best quality.
There are many types of tomatoes. Most popular and commonly seen tomatoes are Beefsteak varieties, Cherry tomatoes, Disease resistance types and Canning tomatoes.
Tomatoes appeared also in different shapes and colours. Those tomatoes often selling in the market are red round tomatoes, apple-shaped red tomatoes, yellow pear-shaped sweet tomatoes (fig tomatoes), and orange red tomatoes.
Generally, all tomatoes love plenty of moderate sunlight, moist ground and good drainage rich light soil. General seedling temperature for tomato is 20°C (Celsius) or 68°F (Fahrenheit).
Sweet Tomato Growing Tips
Tomatoes required a long period of growth. So, sowing tomato seeds in late winter to early spring in your greenhouse or indoor may have a higher chance to harvest ripe tomatoes before the frost set in.
We have been growing organic tomatoes since the year 2003. We had grown Cherry tomatoes from Suttons, Lycopersicon Marmande (vleestomaat), Tomato 'Moneymaker' (Lycopersicon lycopetsicum) and Yellow fig tomatoes for a number of years.
In the year 2009, we had Cherry tomatoes 'Tiny-tim' and a special egg-shaped red tomatoes besides the old varieties grown in the containers.
Harvest tomatoes when they are ripe. Ripened tomatoes should be firm. If the day temperature is too high, the tomatoes may turn soft but not red. If it happens, remove them as early as possible; so that they have enough warm days to continue their colouring work indoor.
Due to the new backyard goldfish pond, all the tomato plants were re-potted into baskets on 14 August to continue their growth.
With simple tomato growing tips and some earth worm compost fertilizers will help you to produce many excellent tomatoes!