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How to Grow Tomato at Home

How to grow tomato

How to Grow Tomato at Home

  • Choose the tomato according to the amount of space available to grow them.
  • Grow tomatoes in a cage if you have space in the garden.
  • If space is limited, use a pole to stake the plant for support as it grows tall.
  • Tomatoes that grow tall deliver higher yielding crops.
  • Tomato plants do not like their leaves wet, as this can cause mildew.
  • Water the plants at the base, not the leaves.
  • Tomatoes are prone to insect attacks and other diseases if over watered.
  • Use mulch to cover the soil around the tomato plants, this can prevent soil borne diseases from infecting the tomato leaves.

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Companion Planting with Tomato

    Companions (do well together)
  • Tomatoes grow well in the company of parsley, onion, chive, basil, pea, celery, carrot and garlic.
  • Herbs like: Nasturtium, nettle, mint, lemon balm and borage get on well with tomatoes

  • Antagonists (don't do well together)
  • Potatoes and corn do not grow well next to tomatoes

Tips on Harvesting & Eating Tomato

  • Make sure to harvest the tomato when the tomatoes start to turn red.
  • Make sure to cut the tomato off the stem with a sharp knife.
  • Tearing or tugging the vine can damage the stem.

Recipe for Tomato Barley Soup

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5-7 good sized tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • ½ cup barley
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • ½ tsp savory
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • pinch salt and pepper
  1. soak ½ cup barley in cool water
  2. Chop the tomato, onion, carrots, celery and garlic
  3. Saute the onion and garlic
  4. Add the carrots and celery
  5. Mix them all together on medium heat for 3 miniutes
  6. Rinse the barley
  7. Pour the vegetable stock over the onion, garlic, carrot and celery
  8. Add the tomatoes, barley, savory and thyme
  9. Pinch salt and pepper
  10. Bring to a boil, Reduce heat and simmer for 30 min
  11. Check barley to make sure it is ready to eat.
  12. Enjoy

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