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You Don't Have To Settle For Store Bought Tomatoes Over The Winter
We get spoiled with juicy, tasty tomatoes during gardening season, but then it gets tough to settle for store bought over the winter months. Why not try growing some indoors! Mother Earth News has a good article that’s full of tips to get you started:
Although many varieties of “compact” bush tomatoes are advertised as good for container production, they won’t perform well over a long winter. These are “determinate” varieties – plants with branches that grow to a certain length and then stop. They produce a finite number of fruits over a limited period, certainly far less time than a long stretch of northern winter.
Better options for indoor winter tomatoes are “indeterminate” varieties, those that continue growing and producing indefinitely. Furthermore, I’ve found that cherry and plum types, bearing small fruits in abundance, are more productive than large slicing types.