Growing your own tomatoes is one of the best things you can do for yourself, your family, and the planet. You’ll get to enjoy more fresh veggies, you’ll be able to grow and harvest them at exactly the right time, and they’re easy enough that anyone can do it. So why should you grow your own tomatoes? Here are five reasons:
Tomatoes are one of the easiest garden plants to grow.
- Tomatoes are one of the easiest garden plants to grow. They’re hardy and can be planted in spring or fall, in containers or ground beds, and even in greenhouses.
- If you have never grown tomatoes before, it’s easy to get started: just find some seeds at your local nursery or online. Once they are planted, all you need is a watering can with a long spout so that you don’t damage the roots while watering.
- Once your tomato plants start producing fruit (usually around 3 months from seed), make sure that they get plenty of sunlight but also some shade during hot weather for best results!
Fresh tomatoes taste better than store-bought ones.
You may have noticed that tomatoes from the grocery store are often not as tasty as those you could get at a farmer’s market. The reason for that is because store-bought tomatoes are picked before they’re ripe, so they can survive the long trip from the farm to your kitchen. Fresh, locally grown tomatoes ought to taste better than their sun-parched cousins from afar.
If you’ve ever had a fresh tomato straight from your garden and compared it with an unripe supermarket variety, you know what I’m talking about: there really is no comparison! But even if you’ve never tasted a perfectly ripe in-season tomato, just imagine how much more delicious it would be compared to those pale green ones shipped halfway around the world?
Heirloom tomato varieties can’t be found at the supermarket.
If you’re not familiar with heirloom tomatoes, they are simply tomatoes that have been grown for at least 50 years. These varieties of tomatoes aren’t found in grocery stores and are better for you than modern hybrid varieties.
- Heirloom tomato seeds are more flavorful: The reason why heirloom tomatoes are so much tastier than their commercially-grown counterparts is because they come from a variety of original seed stock—usually saved by home gardeners year after year—whereas commercial growers use hybrid seeds that have been bred over decades to produce uniform fruit with high yields and long shelf lives. While the flavor may be different, that doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily better or worse; it just means there will be some variability between the taste of each individual fruit.
- Heirloom tomato fruits contain more nutritional value: Heirloom tomato plants grow differently than modern hybrids in terms of leaf size and shape as well as overall plant size (they tend to be shorter). This difference affects how much sunlight can get through to your fruits so they end up providing more nutrients than their genetically modified counterparts!
Tomatoes (like other veggies) are more nutritious when eaten fresh.
Tomatoes have more nutrients when they are eaten fresh.
This is because the nutrients in tomatoes are lost during cooking, as well as when they are stored for too long.
In addition to this, some nutrients can easily be lost when tomatoes travel from the farm to the store.
You can grow as many or as few as you want.
You can grow as many or as few tomatoes as you want. Tomato plants are hearty, and they are very forgiving when it comes to care and water. You don’t need a lot of space to grow these plants, either. Tomatoes will grow in soil or containers. If you have a backyard, growing them there is ideal because tomatoes benefit from the sun’s heat and light; however, if this isn’t an option for you, then go ahead and plant your tomato plant indoors on the windowsill with full sun exposure!
Growing your own veggies will provide more of them, more often, and more delicious ones.
There are many ways that you can grow your own veggies. You might choose to plant them in containers on a small balcony or patio, or even indoors if you have the space and light. You may decide to put them in a garden, raised bed, greenhouse or hoop house (more on these later).
The great thing about growing tomatoes is that they’re so easy to grow from seed and will thrive almost anywhere if given the right care.
So, if you’re looking to get more fresh produce in your diet, growing your own tomatoes might be just the thing. Not only will you have more of them on hand when you need them, but they’ll also taste better than store-bought ones (and be much healthier).