Kitchen Gardening

All About Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the favorite food crop of America's home gardeners.

Tomatoes are the favorite food crop of America’s home gardeners. If you need information on selecting tomato varieties or on growing, pruning, and trellising your plants, and protecting them from pests, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got tomato recipes, on this site, too, and many more to offer on our sister site, FineCooking.com.

How to Plant TomatoesI like my greens and beans, but tomatoes are at the top of my gardening food pyramid. And I’m not alone. In a 2009 survey, 89% of the home gardeners surveyed in a 2009 National Gardening Association research study said they grow tomatoes, almost double the number growing cukes, the runner-up. So it’s not surprising that tomatoes are popular on VegetableGardener.com, where you’ll find a wealth of information on the topic. You’ll find a sampling below. The most viewed of these to date are marked with a tomato icon.

For an entertaining video overview of planting, pruning, staking, preserving, and cooking with tomatoes, watch Homegrown/Homemade: Tomatoes.

 

 

How to select, plant, and prune tomatoes

How to Grow Beefsteak Tomatoes

 How to Grow Beefsteak Tomatoes 

Growing Trouble-Free Cherry Tomatoes

Growing Trouble-Free Cherry Tomatoes

Selecting and Growing Great Paste Tomatoes

Selecting and Growing Great Paste Tomatoes

Tomato Plants - Determinate, Indeterminate and VFFNTA

Determinate, Indeterminate, and VFFNTA Tomatoes

Tomatoes for Stuffing

Tomatoes for Stuffing

Beyond Beefsteak Tomatoes: In Search of the Unusual

Beyond Beefsteaks

Tomato Trivia, Your Health, And George Clooney

Tomato Trivia, Your Health, and George Clooney

The best tomatoes in town

The Best Tomatoes in Town

How to Plant Tomatoes

Video: How to Plant Tomatoes

Early Pruning of Tomato Plants

Video: Early Pruning of Tomato Plants

How to Prune Tomato Plants

Video: How to Prune Tomatoes

How to Start Tomato Plants from Cuttings

How to Start Tomato Plants from Cuttings 

Perfect Tomatoes Come from Unhurried Biochemistry

Perfect Tomatoes Come from Unhurried Biochemistry

A Few Good Bugs to Fight Tomato Pests

A Few Good Bugs to Fight Tomato Pests

The Road to Healthy, Productive Tomatoes

The Road to Healthy, Productive Tomatoes

Help Pollinate Your Tomato Plants

Help Pollinate Your Tomato Plants

How Do You Choose Which Tomato Varieties to Grow?

How Do You Choose Which Varieties to Grow?

Sweet Treats Lives Up to Its Name

Sweet Treats Lives Up to Its Name

'Tomaccio' Tomatoes Are All Dried Up

 ‘Tomaccio’ Tomatoes are All Dried Up

Tis' the Season...for Tomatoes that is...

‘Tis the Season for Tomatoes

Canning Tomatoes, Step by Step

Canning Tomatoes, Step by Step

2010 Tomato Roundup

2010 Tomato Roundup

2010 Tomato Roundup Winner and Results

2010 Tomato Roundup Winner and Results

It's Delicious Being Green

It’s Delicious Being Green

Tomato trellises, stakes, and other supports

A Freestanding Tomato Trellis Improves Yields and Keeps the Garden Neat

A Freestanding Tomato Trellis

Placing some of the screws off-center lessens the liklihood that the top cross bar might split.

Build an A-Frame Tomato Trellis (plan)

How to Support Tomatoes

How to Support Tomatoes

DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis

DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis

Three Garden Structures You Can Build

Three Garden Structures You Can Build

These tomato stakes were cut from an overgrown hedge.

The (Tomato) Stakes Are High

Tomato vines cant climb by themselves. They benefit from support, and a short length ripped from an old sheet makes a perfect tie.

Old Bedsheets Make Great Tomato Ties

Tomato recipes

Oven-Roasted Whole Tomatoes

Oven Roasted Whole Tomatoes

Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad

Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad

Herbed Goat Cheese Tartlets with Currant Tomatoes

Herbed Goat Cheese Tartlets with Currant Tomatoes

 

Carrot Tomato Smoothie

Carrot Tomato Smoothie

Tipsy Tomatoes Create Tasty Drinks

Tomato Vodka

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Quick and Easy Homemade Salsa

Quick and Easy Homemade Salsa

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