tomato time

April 20, 2016

This is one of our favorite things to plant and we look forward to tomato season every year. Caprese and salsa with things straight from our garden is the absolute best. We’ve learned a lot through the years of what worked best, which varieties took the California sun better, how to get rid of bugs that attack our tomatoes, and what we devoured the most. Frankly, we ate them all; we hardly discriminate when it comes to fresh homegrown tomatoes. Homegrown are always better than the grocery store ones.

The first year we planted tomatoes, we planted 29 different varieties. We went really simple this year and planted only six. Last year was our best tomato season ever as a result of lessons learned, and we are hoping this year is equally as good or better. They all look like little babies now, but I can’t wait for these babies to grow up. All of our tummies are ready to eat them all up!

The varieties we went with for this year are Dagma’s Perfection, Indigo Blue Berries, 1884, Sun Gold, Sunrise Bumblebee, and Green Zebra. Heat tolerant and while only six tomato plants, there’s still a good share of size, shape and color variety.

Are you planting tomatoes this year?

3 comments on “tomato time”

  • tina says:

    I am interested in the pruning and planting the plant so deep!

    I always heard that they will grow roots as deep as you plant them but what is the benefit to pruning so much/planting so deep?


  • Nora says:

    Thanks for sharing about your tomatoes this year. I was wondering if you would mind sharing where you learned to prune them so much before planting them? We love growing tomatoes each summer, but I didn’t realize you should do that.
    I know from over the years of following your blog, that you and Ben really study up on gardening, so I would really appreciate any ideas you have for resources. Thanks 🙂

    • Rubyellen says:

      I’ll have him write why he prunes so much! He’s in charge of all that garden stuff. 😉 I just take pictures and document it.

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