With more than 10,000 varieties, there’s a tomato for every taste, from big, juicy slicers to sweet little cherry-sized beauties. And, no matter the type, learning how to grow tomatoes really isn’t so challenging.
Before you plot out space in your yard, read the plant tag or description so you know what kind of growth habit a specific variety has. Indeterminate types grow and produce until a frost, attaining a height of 9 or 10 feet! Determinate types have fruit that ripens in a short period of time and reach 3 or 4 feet tall. Dwarf or “patio” types stay compact so they’re great for containers or apartment gardening. With that background info, you’re ready to get growing.