TOMATO

Tomatoes need to be planted in full sun
It will take 4 - 7 days to germinate
It will take 65 – 85 days to harvest
Basic Care

Tomatoes are very heavy feeders and love to grow vertically, so provide support structures for them to climb.
Tomatoes like root watering not leaf/overhead watering. Keep them well watered, and add mulch to retain the water.
Plant tomatoes in a different part of the garden each season to avoid pests and diseases.

Companion Planting

Do not plant them with cabbage, broccoli or potatoes!
Plant with basil, marigolds, lettuce onion and beans, and especially with carrots to get the nutrients needed to grow.

Common Tomato Pests Whitefly, aphids and cutworms as well as many diseases.
Nutritional Value Tomatoes contain high levels of antioxidants and are a good source of Vitamin C and E
How to harvest

Leave the tomatoes to ripen on the plant and harvest when they’re red.
Watch for pest damage as the tomatoes start to ripen.
If pests are a problem harvest the tomatoes just as they begin to change colour and let them ripen indoors on a sunny windowsill.

Saving Seed

Choose two or more good tomatoes to save seed from. Cut them open to scrape out the seeds.
Press out the seeds onto a sheet of newspaper. Allow them to dry for two or more weeks. Then scrape the seed off to store, or store and plant the newspaper in the spring! Sometimes gardeners plant half a tomato in the ground and mark the space to find there seedlings there in the spring.
Store the seeds in a cool dry place. The seed will then last for 1-2 years.

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