Here is a blog I created to help get the most out of your garden and especially those valuable Heirloom Tomato Plants.
If you don’t usually grow anything, maybe this is the year to try a couple Hybrid Tomato Plants (large containers work well if you live in an apartment!) Start with one or two healthy looking (ie, green leaves) Tomato Plants, buy a 15 gallon pot, a bag of organic potting soil (example; Dr Earth or Garden & Bloome) plant and water, put a 4 or 5 foot tall sturdy cage in the container and BAM! your are on your way to amazing fresh tomato’s. Fertilize a few times over the next 3 months (use an organic all-purpose fertilizer that is around 4-4-4).
To take the thinking out of the watering process, buy a watering gauge to keep in the soil and it will tell you when to water (don’t over water tomato’s). A Sweet 100 cherry tomato is a great start and an Early Girl is an excellent Tomato for salads, sandwiches and just about anything else. After you have the first year under your belt, you may want to move up to Heirloom Tomato’s (Big Beefsteak types to wow the neighbors and show your Mom you actually learned how to feed yourself).