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There is no other plant as hotly contested as the tomato.
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Growing tomatoes brings out whole communities of people who believe in various ways and means of producing the best fruit. They are fruit, like it or not. Things get as interesting as choosing the proper type of tomato plant to grow.
I can remember my father talking about the Beefsteak Tomato and how it was the best for growing big tasty tomatoes. This was long before the advent of heirloom varieties but it was a big deal.
With our access to info and materials, things are even wilder. There are arguments for growing base, fertilizer, water contraptions and even growing cages.
The Case for Massive Cages
Some people use massive cages to grow tomatoes that are more akin to small trees than what you are used to seeing. These cages can be made of metal or you can even make your own DIY pvc cages from pipes purchased at your local hardware.
These cages allow you to grow a taller tomato plant. If you feed these plants and provide them good deep soil, you will see massive vining plants that produce clusters of giant tomatoes. There is undoubtedly a formula.
Tomatoes and Basil
There is nothing that compliments tomatoes better than basil. It should be growing in your garden. If you are going to have tomatoes you might as well have basil. It all works hand in hand and it’s all downright delicious. As a gardener, you should treat yourself to combinations like this.
While it’s easy to induce layers upon layers of anxiety over your garden. However, there are great rewards that come with gardening.
No matter how small your garden is it’s your own little backyard food production.