Episode #262 | Original Air Date: March 2, 2021
Tomatoes are a popular garden vegetable that’s rich in Vitamins A and C. They can be grown in containers, in the ground, or in a greenhouse.
You can start tomatoes from seed or buy transplants from your local garden center.
Look for varieties that are suited to Florida’s hot climate and, if possible, are resistant to nematodes and diseases. Good choices include ‘Better Boy’, ‘Sweet Million’ and ‘Solar Set’.
Plant your tomatoes as soon as the danger of frost has passed. Plant them slightly deeper than they grew in the pot to create a deeper root system.
Staking will help to keep fruit off the ground and to conserve space.
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