Growing Organic Tomatoes

I wasn’t going to put in a veggie garden this season as I have VERY limited water – no mains, so whatever rain I can catch and store. Not to mention the fact that I’m full on renovating! But I just can’t help myself. I love growing my own veggies and particularly my own tomatoes. There’s just nothing like picking your own tomatoes off the vine and eating them straight away… they’re sooooo delicious!

So I put in a tiny veggie garden – about 4 metres square and against the shed I have 4 cherry tomato plants that are absolutely thriving – even with only occassional watering. I planted them in mid October (spring here in South Australia). I got to harvest my first ripe tomatoes for Christmas and they’ve continued to offer sweet, mouth-sized little snacks ever since. The bushes are much taller than me (and I’m 5′ 7″ … umm… I think that’s 170cm or there abouts).

Julie tomatoes

Sorry, I’m in my painting gear!! There are four plants at the back and a smaller yellow pear tomato bush on the left of the photo.

Learn how to Grow Juicy, Tasty Tomatoes so that you can enjoy having you own deliciuos tomatoes too.

Happy Organic Gardening, Healthy Living…

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2 Responses to “Growing Organic Tomatoes”

  1. Julie

    First of all, thanks for the emails on Organic gardening. Over the past few years, I’ve placed black plastic over the ground to suppress the weeds. From reading your comments and others, my plan this summer is to add several inches of compost as mulch in lieu of black plastic. After the frost comes in November, simply mix the mulch back into the soil. Have been a composter for several years. Most definitely will have enough for (2) 4 x 8 beds. The remaining portion of my garden is used to produce heirloom tomatoes and purple hull peas.

  2. Those tomatoes are growing tall. I have a 4’x8′ growing system called the garden master’s bucket garden. You can google it to see some pictures if you like.

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