Tag: tomatoes

Pruning your beefsteak tomato plants

This entry in our ‘Grow your own beefsteak tomatoes’ series is long overdue, but hopefully you’ve been weeding and watering and keeping things more or less under control. If your plants have gone a little bit wild, there’s still time to stake and prune them and encourage some healthy fruit.

Planting your beefsteak tomatoes

Step 2 for growing your own beefsteak tomatoes: Fertilize the ground, add compost or manure, prune and plant ‘em lying down! Pick a spot in your garden and dig out a hole at least a few inches deep. You’re going to be planting much deeper than your seedling sat in the cube tray. Lots of [...]

Beefsteak tomato, sliced and looking glorious!

Step 1 for growing your own beefsteak tomatoes: Choose a variety, buy your materials and pick out a sunny spot for planting. Love the beefsteak tomatoes you pick up at the roadside stands and at the farmers’ market every summer?  Ever wished you could grow your own?  Getting started is pretty easy. There’s no shortage [...]