Everyone loves tomatoes. The tomato is the most commonly grown vegetable in the United States. Tomatoes require plenty of sun. As for soil, they will grow in just about anything. I recommended that you add compost and manure to anything but the wettest soil. Tomatoes do very well when planted in containers or raised beds, as soil can easily be changed or improved from year to year. Uniform watering is the key to a nice fruit. Even watering can prevent leaf-end roll, and blossom end-rot. Moisture crystals help keeps things on an even keel if you miss a day or two of watering. I can’t stress this enough: tomatoes are all about watering. You can skimp fertilizers and the rest, but if you want good tomatoes it’s about the water. So get out there enjoy spring and start your garden with some tomatoes that you will enjoy for months.

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