June 15, 2015

Planting Tomatoes at the Farm

Tomatoes, Lycopersicon esculentum, have long been one of America’s favorite garden vegetables. Those bold red, sun-ripened tomatoes deliver the taste of summer with every bite. And, they’re filled with excellent antioxidants and vitamins.

Just a handful of healthy plants can produce a bounty of delicious fruits within six to eight week. The best time to plant tomatoes is when daytime temperatures are consistently above 65-degrees Fahrenheit. Recently, my gardeners, Ryan and Wilmer, planted this year’s tomato crop. The vegetable garden is now filled, and I can’t wait until this summer’s harvest.

Here are some photos and tips on planting tomatoes…