Taming Your Tomatoes

A City Farm volunteer picks tomatoes that have been trellised for supporting the plants, making sure they grow and produce fruit well.

A tomato seedling usually costs about the same as a pound of tomatoes at the store! That means that growing your own tomatoes is a great way to save money on food while enjoying juicy, ripe, and flavorful tomatoes right in your garden.

Tomato plants definitely require some maintenance, If you want to enjoy tomatoes right off the vine from your backyard, window box, or hanging basket, check out some of these resources we’ve compiled. SCLT also hosts a  “Taming Your Tomatoes” every early summer on our Plant Providence Calendar. Check back for updates! The workshop provides practical advice about planting, staking, tomato care (watering, mulching, fertilizing, weeding), and ways to fend off the pests that enjoy the taste of tomatoes as much as we do.

Here are some great sites we found for all your tomato care needs!

 Tomato care that includes pruning, staking/caging, and watering

• Pest identification and control

• Diseases

• Growing tomatoes in containers

 Varieties that do well in containers

For more resources on growing food, visit our Urban Agriculture Resource Library

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