Every supermarket is invaded by vegetable full of chemicals, and you hardly can find the organic ones, because this situation is very tricky. Instead struggling in searching for the perfect and chemical-free vegetables, you better plant them, and you won’t have any doubt that they are chemical-free. So, first, learn to plant your own organic tomatoes.
Tomatoes not only grow slightly, but are also very productive. 6-8 plants are enough to provide tomatoes for 1-4 families, and even reach for winter storage.
1. Choose tomatoes with unlimited growth
Unlike the limited type, tomatoes with unlimited growth continue to grow until the first frost. They need solid supports such as stakes or wire to be supported. They are very cheap, and you can find more about this type of tomatoes on the internet. Don’t get yourself fooled by those big tomatoes from images, because the best organic tomatoes are the medium size ones, which are very fleshy too.
2. Plant them deep in the ground
Plant the tomatoes at a depth of 1/3 or 1/2 from the soil’s surface. Their roots need a lot of space because they are constantly growing. It is not necessary to remove the lower leaves before planting them.
3. Use organic mulch
To keep moisture in the soil and keep the roots at an optimum temperature it is necessary to cover the base of tomatoes with organic mulch, made from newspapers or straw. They will also protect them from pests.
4. Fertilize them with organic fertilizer specially made for tomatoes
If you want healthy tomatoes, you need to fertilize them with special fertilizer, because universal fertilizer could favor the growth of the leaves, not the fruit. You can use coffee grounds mixed with eggshells.
5. Plenty of water
Tomatoes need constant watering. But don’t exaggerate with the quantities, because the water excess can favor mold appearance.
6. Harvest them at the right time
Don’t let too much fruits on the plant, because they could stop future production.