Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tasty tomatoes

When you get down to it, tomatoes are pretty easy to grow, if not to keep disease-free. I've never had any trouble growing tomatoes. But growing really tasty ones? Well, that seems to be another story for me. For years, it has been a hit and miss affair; sometimes sweet juicy success and sometimes a good effort but with a tad too much acid or a hint of grainy flesh. I have tried growing many varieties, adjusting my soil conditions and my aspect. But I still haven't nailed the science of the perfect tomato. This year's early crop, however, have been quite the triumph.

The only thing I can put it down to is that they grew and ripened quickly. But maybe there's something else I'm missing. Do you have a secret for growing really tasty tomatoes?


  1. I know what you mean. I've had varying success with great tasting tomatoes too. Maybe it has been the varieties that I have chosen, or as you say how quickly they grow. Yours look great though.

  2. Given what a gardening guru you are, Lanie, I am heartened to hear that I am not alone in the variable taste results :)

  3. Trust me there isn't much 'guru-ness' going on around here. This year I have planted so many tomato varieties that I reckon that at least a few will taste good. :)