fennel wrote:Well, you *can* grow your own if you have a little bit of garden space. It's not library science, after all. If you have a bit of dirt, a bit of patience, and the willingness to ask questions, you're going to have fun. There are also vertical, suspended systems for potted tomatoes which take up very little space.HotPepper wrote:Oh man. I would love LOVE L-O-V-E to be able to grow fresh garden tomatoes. Alas the skills to grow them I do not have in any way, shape, or form.
I have a balcony garden and successfully grow a variety of fresh herbs and many kinds of hot and sweet peppers. My balcony is a Southern exposure. I have tried container gardening for several kinds of tomatoes. I can't get enough tomatoes to ripen to justify the initial cost and caring for them all summer. They either get blossom rot or some nasty large worms which were more than enough to put me off from trying again. YUK. My balcony is not that big so I choose to grow what I'm best at. At one time I was in an apartment outside Madison that had a real garden plot. I did well with the large heirlooms. It's the container part for tomatoes that I fail at. Thank you Dane County Farmers Markets AND all my co-workers bringing in all their extra garden goodies.