The most common and one of the easiest crops to grow in the home garden is the tomato. With the proper planning and care you can grow a healthy, highly productive crop in your backyard organic garden.
Tomatoes fortunately are a crop that can be grow many different ways. They can be grown in pots, containers, greenhouses, the traditional garden, raised beds and as a part of your edible landscape. From the urban gardener to the most rural properties this crop can bring rewarding results.
Varieties, this is just about endless in your choices. There are tomatoes for every culture to ones specifically for there taste, size, shape and color. There are tomatoes that have low acid content to the sauce or paste tomato.
As more gardeners are turning to the natural methods organic gardening, the heirloom tomato is regaining it's popularity. It is another group of tomatoes that have just about an endless number of varieties to choose from. These varieties all have some type of history behind them. Whether it be a history of being past down through generations in a family or from it was introduced by our ancestors. There is usually always a story behind every heirloom.
Starting your on tomato crop can be a fun and an educational experience. Growing your own varieties for your own specific needs can be the start of a tradition that can be past down for generation to come. Learning the history behind the heirlooms you grow can even unveil the history of your own heritage.