Tomato

Tomato


Planting & Growing

Need minimum 8 hours sunlight daily for good growth and flavor, spacing will vary based on size of variety and whether or not it's staked, sligtly acidic soil is best, lower than a pH of 6 can imact flavor negatively, stake plants when young for upright growth, trellices ideal for smaller sized varieties, keep soil well mulched and aerated, water generously but do not allow soil to become waterlogged, thrives in dense clay or loam soil, seeds germination very difficult, advised to grow from acquired seedlings and transplant when they reach a height of 5 cm, can only grow with relatively warm nighttime temperatures as well, air temp cannot drop below 7 degrees C.

  • Row Spacing:  60cm
  • Plant Spacing:  30cm
  • Depth:  0.6cm
  • Maturity:  60 days

growing months & season - per region

REGION

Growing Months
Season/s

ARID

JAN, FEB, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
Summer,Autumn,Spring

TROPICAL

JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
Summer,Autumn,Winter,Spring

SUBTROPICAL

JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
Summer,Autumn,Winter,Spring

MILD

JAN, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
Summer,Spring

COOL

OCT, NOV, DEC
Summer,Spring

Garden Benefits

Solanine content repels asparagus beetles.

Health Benefits

Contain all major carotenoids (antioxidants) great for cleansing and overall health, vitamins A, C, and E, potassium; known cardiovascular benefits.

Recipes with Tomato

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