Edible gardening guide

How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

Garden-to-table guide to tomatoes

Tips for growing and caring for tomato plants, plus our favorite recipes come harvest time

Homegrown tomatoes
Photo by Ted Stefanski; written by Julie Chai

Homegrown tomatoes

Nothing beats the flavor of a ripe, homegrown tomato—it’s the pure essence of summer.  And you can get plants in the ground as soon as the weather warms up in spring, after all danger of frost has passed.

With hundreds of varieties to choose from—in shades of gold, orange, crimson, chocolate, and even green; in sizes ranging from cherry types that you can pop into your mouth like grapes to giant two-pounders—your biggest challenge will be finding room for all the varieties you want to grow!

More: Our favorite varieties to help you get started





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