All tomatoes are not equal

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2012
All tomatoes are not equal
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Thu, 06-19-2014 - 12:32pm

My gosh I finally got my tomatoes started in my garden. I bought starter plants at a local nursery and so far so good. I had NO idea that there were so many different types of tomatoes. When I went in to ask for tomato plants they took me to a section that was bigger than my little house and there were so many different varieties my head was spinning. I asked the man in charge what would be the easiest for a beginner and he proceded to explain every single variety to. I finally left with four Bonnie Big Beef tomato plants.

I am hoping to slice up my own home grown tomatoes by the end of August.

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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 06-19-2014 - 1:07pm

Yes there are a lot of tomato varieties! I tend to grow a couple of the same ones every year and try some new ones too. I almost always grow Green Zebra because it does so well in my yard, produces well into the fall, and is delish. I also grow Celebrity most years because its dependable and bears large fruit. This year my new varieties are Mr Stripey (indeterm), a dwarf cherry tomato; and 2 San Marzano paste tomatoes in pots.

Did you decide to grow any other type of veggies, or some flowers?

Good luck with your Big Beefs.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2012
Thu, 06-19-2014 - 3:03pm

As I get more experience I am sure I will branch out into other varieties of things. Over the winter I plan to do a little more research. I find gardening fascinating. I have also planted yellow squash in the vegetable garden and Hostas and Black Eyed Susans around my yard. I chose them because they seem low maintenance.