|Back to Back Issues Page
[Tomato Dirt #279] Get saucy! Grow Roma tomatoes
March 23, 2023
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
And you don’t need to pay top dollar for this amazing soil enricher. You can create your own compost right in your backyard using simple kitchen and garden refuse.
The best way to do that is by using a compost bin.
Building and maintaining a compost pile is the surest, easiest way to become a better gardener. And it’s great for the environment.
Not only will you be producing the best possible food for your garden, but by watching leaves, eggshells, orange rinds, and grass clippings become transformed into rich compost filled with earthworms and other soil creatures, you'll help re-use resources that you might otherwise throw away. Check out dozens of different kinds of compost bin models offered to Tomato Dirt readers from our friends at Gardener’s Supply – and choose the one that works best for you.
Here’s the dirt: Tomato Dirt’s long-standing Facebook page was recently hacked. For your safety and privacy, we closed it.
But never fear! We’ve started a new page with good security. (Join right here).
You’re invited to like the page and get plenty of tomato growing tips. And please share the new page with other gardeners you know!
Hop on over to Facebook and click “Like” right now, while you’re thinking about it.
And rightly so.
Roma tomatoes are a type of plum tomato and as such have less water content and fewer seeds than Beefsteak or slicing tomatoes. They’re not juicy.
Rather, a Roma’s thick flesh makes it good for cooking. And cooking intensifies their flavor.
The tomatoes themselves are egg-shaped or pear-shaped. They are smaller than a typical globe tomato but larger than a cherry or grape tomato and on average, about 3 inches long … (Keep reading)
You’ll be able to diagnose pest and disease problems using step by step priceless information, illustrated with 260 full color photos.
Image: Tomato Dirt
Get more tips for growing tomatoes on our Tomato Growing Tips Pinterest board.
Want to save money – and choose your own vegetable and herb varieties?
The good folks at Burpee understand. They’re gardeners, too. And they have their favorite tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and herbs.
That’s why they’ve created their special Mix & Match offer. You can create your own custom 3-plant bundles of herbs and vegetables – and save money in the process.
Let’s say you want to grow Brandywine, Super Sweet 100 Tomatoes, and Sweet Emerald Giant Peppers. You can create your own bundle of those 3 varieties and purchase them at the bundle price!
Bundled plants come in multiples of 3. The more bundles you buy, the more you save. Buy two or more bundles and save an additional 20%. Check out the Mix & Match offer.
|How to Choose Tomato Varieties for Your Garden
|What are Heirloom Tomatoes? FAQs
|What are Open Pollinated Tomatoes? FAQs
|Cherry Tomato FAQs