Growing tomatoes by Richard Bird; Christine France

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Completely ripe tomatoes can be red, orange, green, yellow, white and black as well. There are many different types of red tomatoes which are quite common. These include Better Boy, Big Beef, Bush Big Boy and Cold Set. These are often the most popular and well known types of tomatoes. The Better Boy tomato is approximately 812 ounces and it grows within approximately 72 days. These are very low hassle and easy for a new grower to grow. Big Beef tomatoes are approximately 10 ounces though they can be as small as 8 ounces.

Stakes should be about six feet so that there is enough space for the stake to go into the ground approximately one foot and for the plant to still continue to grow. Make sure you place the stakes about three to four inches away from the stem of your tomatoes so they can still grow larger. Make sure that if you trench any of your plants you mark which side the roots are on immediately so you know where to set up your stakes and cages to help the plants grow. When you tie the plant to the stake you can use cloth, string, twine or just about anything you want.

So in this chapter we’re going to talk about planting seeds and transplanting plants as well. You’ll be able to take your pick on either choice and you may decide on a mix of the two for staring out your planting process. This way you’ll be able to get your tomatoes growing much faster so you can get a decent crop out of the process. STARTING WITH SEEDS Now you’re going to want to plant your seeds approximately six to eight weeks before the last frost in the spring. You’ll need to look at the schedule in your area to know when you’re safe to plant.

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