They make sandwiches succulent. They captivate in a caprese. They sploosh in a fattoush. I'm talking about none other than the top of the crop (as far as popularity goes): our friend, the juicy tomato.
On today's Growing on the High Plains, we'll slice open these summertime gardening favorites for a look at what makes them distinctive. I'll discuss the two different types of tomato plants, and which favor a garden over a pot planting.
Depending on their relative sizes, the stakes can be high for those putting them in the ground. I'll provide a few tips on how to mulch, prune, water, and fertilize. Also, we'll learn about how foliage can affect the fruit, and factors that play into tomato sweetness.