May 31, 2024

Planting Tomatoes

Tomatoes, Solanum lycopersicum, have long been one of America’s favorite garden vegetables. Those bold red, sun-ripened tomatoes bring on 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 weeks. The best time to plant tomatoes is when daytime temperatures are consistently above 65-degrees Fahrenheit. This week, the weather here at my farm has been perfect, so my gardeners planted our tomato crop - 120-plants. Many of them were grown from seed right here in my greenhouse. I also have tomato plants gifted to me by a friend, and some from one of our trusted growers. They're all doing excellently in my new large half-acre garden.

Here are some photos, enjoy.