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Nothing compares to the taste of homegrown tomatoes picked fresh from the vine! Master gardener Jason Johns shares his love for and knowledge of growing this popular, savory fruit so that even novices can produce a bumper crop of their favorite varieties. This in-depth guide teaches you how to: select the best seeds and seedlings; grow tomatoes in beds, containers, or greenhouses; nurture your plants so they produce an abundant crop; choose companion plants; prevent pests and diseases; store and preserve your tomatoes to use later in the season; and make salsa, gazpacho, and other favorite tomato dishes. Growing your own tomatoes is an incredibly rewarding experience. If you follow Jason's guidance, you'll be guaranteed a healthy tomato harvest you can enjoy all season long.
Jason Johns is a keen gardener who has been growing produce at home for over 20 years. His latest experiment is cultivating giant pumpkins, carrots, and onions, and his ambition is to grow a 500-pound pumpkin. Jason is passionate about organic gardening and sustainable horticulture. Additional information on growing tomatoes and other vegetablescan be found on his website at owninganallotment.com.