One of my husband’s and my favorite things in the world is home grown, red, ripe, sliced tomatoes with a meal. No matter what else we try to grow, tomatoes are the main thing.
We built a raised bed, square foot garden for our other veggies (though I AM trying some grape tomatoes in two of the squares this year), but we moved our tomato plants to the east side of the house. We have a brick planter in what we call “The Nook” beside the porch at the end of the house, plus an eight foot brick planter on the east end of the house.
This is the 8 foot planter. We have six plants here. We planted two plants every two weeks.
This is “The Nook”. There are only two plants here, planted two weeks apart. As you can see, we have really large plants that are difficult to keep supported.
Here is a closeup of some of our green tomatoes.
And here are more.
And HERE is the first ripening tomato! Whooopeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!