I’m crazy for organic tomatoes – crazy for trying, crazy for crying…whoa sorry to go all Patsy Cline on you. But, seriously, I love my organic tomatoes and I have 10 tips that will help your harvest whether you are a beginner or veteran gardener! Hey, if you have a tip I didn’t include please leave that in the comments…but remember, all organic please.
TIPS FOR GROWING THE BEST ORGANIC TOMATOES
Prepare your soil – in my opinion compost is KING for growing tomatoes. Tomatoes are heavy feeders and they love the nutrients that compost will offer. I use my special soil blend and grow in 10 gallon fabric pots to avoid root bound tomatoes.
Find varieties that do well in your area – this is key. Talk to your local gardening friends or nursery about the varieties that do well in your climate. While I prefer heirloom organic tomatoes, I have found a couple of hybrids that do exceptionally well in my desert climate. Hybrids are not always organic, so check first. The best seeds are going to come from tomatoes where the plants have already grown in your area, so ask around and save yours!
Choose a good location – in the desert I can’t put my tomatoes out where they’ll be in direct sun all day long. I have literally had sun brunt tomatoes! You’ll need good access to sun but how much will depend on how much heat you get during the growing season.