I grow my tomatoes in large containers in full sun. I never spay my veggies with any pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, nematicides or any other harmful chemicals. I do use commercial fertilizers, a gentle one you add to water. I buy composted manure and add it to my own compost and I mulch the pots. I buy eucalyptus mulch which keeps pests at bay. I always grow heirloom everglades tomatoes from seed. I also supplement with various varieties I purchase at garden centers. Here are some quick videos on how to grow tomatoes.
Quick and easy tomato recipes
I love to saute onions, garlic and cherry tomatoes cut in half in a pan, and then sprinkle a dash of salt and pepper, some oregano. Add beaten eggs and either scramble or make an omelette. You will have a feast of a meal.
Summer pasta sauce
Make a summer sauce for pasta by cutting up plum and cherry tomatoes and add to a bowl. Add fresh garlic, a few teaspoons of olive oil, a dash of salt, pepper and a hand full of chopping fresh basil leaves. Let marinate on the counter a few hours. Later boil pasta of your choice and serve with your sauce. Delicious.
Israeli Middle Eastern Salad
Chop up cherry tomatoes into fine cubes. Chop up green peppers in fine cubes. Chop up cucumber in fine cubes. Add all together and add a dash of salt and pepper. Marinate with vinegar. Serve cold. Delicious dish traditionally eaten for breakfast in Israel. You may serve as a condiment for a sandwich or as a side dish instead of cole slaw.
Enjoy your veggies right out of the garden as well. Nothing tastes as fresh or delicious.
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