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These garden-grown vegetables are full of flavor and texture! They are popular and long-lasting vegetables that can be grown in many climates.
- Use a large pot or container (at least 20 inches in diameter) with drainage holes in the bottom.
- Use loose, well-draining soil (e.g., at least 12 inches of a good “potting mix” with added organic material).
- A tray of some sort should be placed under the pot to catch any excess water that drains out the bottom.
- Choose bush or dwarf varieties; many cherry tomatoes grow well in pots. Taller varieties may need to be staked.
- Plant one tomato plant per pot and give each at least 6 hours of sun per day.
- Keep soil moist. Containers will dry out more quickly than garden soil, so check daily and provide extra water during heatwaves.
- Never refrigerate fresh garden tomatoes. Doing so spoils the flavor and texture that give them that garden tomato taste.
- To freeze, core fresh and unblemished tomatoes and place them whole in freezer bags or containers. Seal, label, and freeze. The skins will slip off when they thaw.
- Do not simply put fresh tomatoes in the refrigerator, they’ll go limp in a few hours.
- Ease a headache by drinking tomato juice blended with fresh basil.
- In 1781, there is the record of Thomas Jefferson—an experimental farmer—raising tomatoes for his guests.