Tomatoes are edibles often red berry of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plants. The species originated in western South America. The Nahuatl (Aztec language) word tomatl gave rise to the Spanish word tomate, from which the English word tomato derived. .
Tomatoes are one of our favourite vegetables that are technically fruits. It's use as a cultivated food may have originated with the indigenous peoples of Mexico. The Spanish encountered the tomato from their contact with the Aztec during the Spanish colonisation of the Americas and brought it to Europe. From there, the tomato was introduced to other parts of the European-colonised world during the 16th century. .
The tomato is consumed in diverse ways, raw or cooked, in many dishes, sauces, salads, and drinks. Numerous varieties of tomato plants are widely grown in temperate climates across the world with greenhouses allowing for the production of tomatoes throughout all seasons of the year. Tomato plants typically grow to 1–3 meters (3–10 ft) in height. They are vines that have a weak stem that sprawls and typically needs support. .
How To Grow Tomatoes .
Tomatoes need full sun most of the day for good production of quality fruit. Good drainage is also important. In high to medium rainfall areas (more than 30 inches per year) work the soil into ridges and plant on the ridge or build raised beds 12 to 18 inches deep. Plan on setting out at least one cherry tomato and 4 to 6 large-fruited varieties depending on the number of fresh tomato lovers in your environment. You will need stakes or wire tomato cages to support the plants to keep the fruit off the ground where it would rot. To insure even and efficient watering, you will want to put in a drip or soaker hose system for watering. Finally, count on mulch to keep down the weeds. Read more... https://bit.ly/2JpG0ac.
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