Tomatoes are America’s favorite garden vegetable. (Yes, we technically eat the fruit of the tomato plant, but it’s used as a vegetable in eating and cooking and, thus, usually categorized in vegetables.)
This vine plant is fairly easy to grow and will produce a bumper crop with proper care. Its uses are versatile, however, tomatoes are susceptible to a range of pests and diseases.
Tomatoes are susceptible to insect pests, especially tomato hornworms and whiteflies.
Tomatoes grow in all sizes, from tiny “currant” to “cherry” to large “beefsteak.” There are hundreds of varieties to suit different climates and tastes. Here are a few of our favorites:
In 1522, Spanish explorers returned home from the New World with tomatoes. Wealthy people believed that the fruits were poisonous. Only the peasants were brave (and hungry) enough to eat them.
Ease a headache by drinking tomato juice blended with fresh basil.
Growing tomato plants are one of the most popular veggies grown in the garden, so it’s no wonder why caring for tomatoes is so important to their overall success. Our tomato plant info will help guide you through the entire process—from those first learning how to grow tomatoes to those simply looking for tips on caring for tomatoes once they’re up and growing. Tomato plants require special care to develop into healthy, flavorful fruits. So keep reading for tips on how to grow tomatoes your family will love.