In the past two years I have planted 25 different types of tomatoes. Exciting new types as well as standard types most seasoned gardeners know and trust. My exuberance for growing all types is a bit over the top. Yet, each year I cannot resist trying a new type of tomato.
What have I learned and been able to apply to future tomato planting plans? The variety offers a larger list of recipe options. Although one could say that a tomato is a tomato, the varieties provide different looks and taste to salads. The variety of plants have created new and enticing recipes. My tomato garden has become enormous with more than 100 plants in 2013 and also in 2014. I do have favorites that make up the majority of plants. Some of these are: Roma, Big Boy, Beef Steak, Lemon Boy and the smaller tomato, Grape tomatoes. Without experimenting each year, some of the above would not be a yearly selection. My new favorite lists grows yearly.
Although my purchase of an overload of tomato types causes anxiety on how to care for them, I do believe that the outcome has provided me with a quality selection of types for future gardens. And it is always fun to see the differences in tomatoes. In future posts, I will zero in on the types I have planted and the results in production. I welcome your experiences on the types I list as well as suggestions you experienced both negative and positive.