Growing Tomatoes: Your Guide to Growing Delicious Tomatoes at Home

Nothing compares to the taste of home-grown tomatoes! Master gardener Jason Johns shares his love for and knowledge of growing this popular, savory fruit so that even novices can produce a bumper crop.

This in-depth guide teaches you how to:

  • Understand types of tomatoes and which ones are best for you
  • Select the best seeds and seedlings
  • Grow tomatoes in beds, containers, or greenhouses
  • Nurture your plants so they produce an abundant crop
  • Choose companion plants to naturally combat pests and diseases
  • Get the best germination rate from your seeds
  • Store and preserve your tomatoes to use later in the year
  • Save your seeds for next year
  • Spot and treat common tomato pests and diseases
  • Ripen and use unripe tomatoes at the end of the growing season

Also included are recipes for making your own tomato ketchup, salsa, gazpacho, and other favorite tomato dishes.

Tomatoes are the most popular home-grown vegetable and most people start their gardening experience by growing tomato plants at home. With Growing Tomatoes, you’ll learn everything you need to know to grow healthy plants that produce high yields, avoid the common mistakes often made when growing tomatoes, and take a shortcut to success in growing your own tomatoes at home, whether you have a large garden or a balcony.

Growing your own tomatoes is also an incredibly rewarding experience and fun to do by yourself or with your children. You will be amazed at how much better home-grown tomatoes taste compared to store bought tomatoes, and you’ll understand why home-grown tomatoes have so much more flavor as you read this book. If you follow Jason’s guidance, you’ll be guaranteed a healthy tomato harvest you can enjoy all season long.