Tag Archives: planting tomatoes

The Best Tomato Fertiliser

14 Sep


Does your tomato fertiliser provide the nutrients your plant needs to grow the very best, juicy tomatoes? If you’re not sure, we’ll walk you through soil nutrition and fertiliser step by step. You won’t believe what a difference it will make to the health and yield of your tomato plant. Understanding Soil Nutrition The nutrition […]

Well Established, New and Heirloom Tomato Varieties

11 Aug

Heirloom Tomatoes

Tomatoes have been around for centuries even though they have really only been a popular foodstuff since the late 19th century. And it is only really since the mid 1950s that growers have concentrated on new strains that grow in every conceivable climate. Of course the introduction of new – perfect – strains has not […]

Why and How to Prune Tomatoes

7 Jul

Removing suckers

Remove suckers below the first cluster of flowers. While staking and pruning is considered by some commercial tomato farmers to be a waste of money – purely because it is so labour intensive – this doesn’t apply to the average home veggie garden. More often than not home gardens have very limited space and so […]

How the Phases of the Moon Affects the Growth of Tomatoes

30 Jun

How the Phases of the Moon Affect the Growth of Tomatoes

The moon controls many forces including the tides of the ocean. So it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that it is an important factor when it comes to gardening. In fact there is considerable evidence to prove that all crop plants planted according to the lunar cycle do a lot better than those planted willy-nilly. […]

The Best Way to Grow Tomatoes

16 Jun

Tomatoes Seed

When you plant tomato seeds or cultivated seedlings you generally know what to expect. What will emerge from this patch of self seeded tomatoes is anybody’s guess! Tomatoes are regarded by most people as the most popular and most useful vegetable (or fruit) on the planet. There are hundreds of cultivars and strains, some of […]

Garden Fresh Tomato and Pepper Salsa

27 May

Tomato Salsa

Tomatoes and peppers are amongst the easiest vegetables to grow successfully in any garden. So if you plant them at the same time, there’s a good chance that you will get a good crop. You can expect to be able to bottle at least two litres of salsa from this recipe. Having said this, tomatoes […]

Starter Fertilizers for Tomatoes

27 Mar

granular fertilizer

  Why its Good to Add Starter Fertilizer All plants enjoy substantial amounts of organic matter – manure or compost in the soil. Organic matter holds nutrients in the soil so that they are not lost through leaching. It increases the amount of water your soil can hold as well as microbial activity in the […]

Tomato Gardening – Winter Planning for a Summer Garden

12 Feb

Planning Tomato Garden

Planning a Summer Tomato Garden Preparation for a bountiful harvest of tomatoes begins while the ground is still cold. Before you can plant a beautiful row of seedlings, you must take several planning steps. Consulting a comprehensive cultivation guide on growing tomatoes will aid your planning process and help ensure you end up with a […]