Tomatoes thrive in a variety of soils, with the exception of heavy clayey soils that significantly limit root development. However, the flavor of the fruit varies greatly depending on the soil you have planted it in and what you are feeding it. So, to produce the sweetest and most delicious […]
How Long Do Tomatoes Last?
How Long do Tomatoes Last in the Fridge or on the Counter? Tomatoes are a staple in many home gardens, and knowing how long they last is important for both harvesting and storage. While there are several factors that can affect the shelf life of tomatoes, with proper care they […]
How to Plant Tomatoes in Raised Beds
Tomatoes are one of the most popular plants in a backyard garden. They’re popular because they’re easy to maintain, highly productive under the right circumstances, and many types perform well in pots or a raised bed. Growing tomatoes in elevated beds is an excellent technique to produce them in a […]
How to Grow Tomatoes in Containers: Essential Factors
If you’re looking for an enjoyable summer gardening project, look no further than growing tomatoes in containers. While tomato plants may be a little more challenging to grow in pots than some other vegetables, the benefits – such as portability and the ability to grow them even if you don’t […]
21+ Delicious Purple Tomato Varieties to Try
If you’re looking for a tomato variety that’s both delicious and beautiful, then you should try one of the many purple tomato varieties. These tomatoes are among the most flavorful available, with a deep and complex flavor that is perfectly balanced between sweet and sour. They also have an earthy […]
How Many Tomatoes Per Plant?
If you share my passion for ripe tomatoes, one of your most pressing concerns in the garden is how to get as many tomatoes as possible from a few plants. Before we talk about tomato yields and techniques for optimizing your yield, let’s take a look at some of my […]
How Far Apart to Plant Tomatoes
Tomato plants that are properly spaced are likely to be healthier and produce a greater crop than those that are crowded or too widely separated. The distance between tomato plants is determined by two things: the sort of tomatoes you’re growing and how you intend on supporting them. It’s simple […]
Modern tomatoes are very different from their wild ancestors – and we found missing links in their evolution
Hamid Razifard, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Ana Caicedo, University of Massachusetts Amherst The Research Brief is a short take on interesting academic work. The Big Idea: The tomato’s path from wild plant to household staple is much more complex than researchers have long thought. For many years, scientists believed […]