Growing Organic Tomatoes

One of the most popular plant found in the garden is tomatoes.  Tomatoes are a favorite to grow because of their delicious taste and they make the garden more beautiful.  For those who wants to eat healthy tomatoes should consider growing organic tomatoes.  Organic tomatoes differ from regular one as they do not contain any harmful chemicals.  With rising concerns about chemical pesticides and fertilizers, now is a food time to start growing organic tomatoes.

Before growing them in the garden, you’ll need to prep the garden first.  If the garden has been sprayed with pesticides or other chemicals, you’ll need to clean the soil out first.  Cleaning the soil means digging the contaminated soil out and replacing them with fresh new soil.  For some gardeners, it seems too much of a work and another option would be to use a raised bed system.

Once you have prep the garden, you will need to get the best seeds to grow.  You can start growing them indoors or plant a tomato starter plant.  There are many varieties out there and some are great for growing while others are not.  Look for disease-resistant hybrids and reliable heirlooms.

To help the tomato plants grow strong and healthy, it’s a good idea to add organic compost to the soil.  Organic compost are high in nutrients and safe for the environment unlike fertilizer that contain chemicals.  You can make your own organic compost or buy them at the garden center or nursery.

Like every other plants in the garden, they will need plenty of water.  Depending on where live, they might require more watering, but in most case, once in the morning and once in the evening is sufficient.

Growing organic tomatoes is great not only for your health, but also for the environment.  Even though organic tomatoes grows slower than tomatoes that uses chemicals, the end result is much better.  You’ll get greater yield and better tasting tomatoes.