So believe it or not tomatoes can be grown in the desert…After following procedures of course!
- First off you need to be wary of how long your outdoor growing season for tomatoes are generally between 55 to 90 degrees F.
- Growing smaller/wilt resistant tomato varieties are key; cherry, sweet 100, Earlypak, yellow pear
- Begin growing indoors around January and transplant around March
- Grow outdoors in a warm,sunny, and moist (most importantly)
- Using a cover or growing with sunflowers to shade will increase moisture substantially
- Make sure to water deep in the ground and DO NOT over water
Great Companion Plants for tomatoes:
- Basil: repels aphids, controls pests
- Garlic: repels bugs
- Mint: improves flavor/growth
All of these companions prove to be useful in an assortment of ways