Tomato plants are the best crops to plant in your summer garden since they are hardy.  You do not need a green thumb to grow tomatoes.  Plant your crops in early summer, so you will have plenty of tomatoes the entire season.  The ideal spot to plant them is in a sunny location.  Take your tomato plant and dig a hole in the ground that is wide and deep enough for your tomato plant.  After you plant your tomato plants, put potting soil on the plants and water them.  In order to prevent them from drying up, you should water your tomato plants every single day.  The exception is when it rains, of course.  After a rainfall, water your plants when the soil is dry.  

Even if you do not like digging a hole in the ground, you can still plant tomatoes.  You can buy a grow bag and put soil in it.  Plant your tomato plants in the grow bag.  Grow bags, which come in many sizes and shapes, are also ideal for those who wish to plant their tomatoes from seeds.  Grow bags are also a good alternative for those who live in apartments or in limited spaces.  Placing a grow bag in any sunny location, such as a balcony, will yield a crop of tomatoes.

As you wait for your tomatoes to grow, you must be patient.  The yellow flowers indicate that tomatoes are ready to grow.  Watching how these tiny tomatoes grow into big tomatoes is a fun activity for the entire family.  Once your tomato turns red, you are ready to pick it.  Fresh tomatoes, from your garden, always taste much better than store bought tomatoes.  The flavor is juicier and more tasty.

Since tomatoes blend well with almost any recipe, tomato plants are a must for your garden.  Tomatoes are a great combination with fish, steak, poultry as well as with vegan recipes.  Adding fresh garden tomatoes to your dishes will make them even tastier.

As tomato lovers, we should be thankful to the Aztecs, which many people believe were the first civilization to use tomatoes in their cooking.  During the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, the Spanish bought tomatoes back to Europe.  Tomatoes were very popular in Europe during the 16th century and are still popular today.  Almost every restaurant serves dishes that contain tomatoes.

The long age debate about tomatoes is whether they are a fruit or a vegetable.  Even though many people think tomatoes are vegetables, they are actually classified as fruits according to botanists.  Since tomatoes are cooked like vegetables and have a much lower sugar content than fruit, they are seen as vegetables in the culinary world.  Depending on the way you interpret it, tomatoes are both fruits and vegetables.

One of the best reasons to grow tomato plants are their health benefits. Tomatoes contain the antioxidant lycopene, which gives tomatoes their red color.  Lycopene reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer as well as many other medical conditions.  Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K.  Many studies show that those who eat tomatoes have improved their overall health and boosted their immune system.  As the COVID pandemic continues, it is more important than ever to make tomatoes a part of your daily diet.

Remember to eat tomatoes to stay healthy.  Hope all the gardeners will have strong tomato plants this summer.  As gardeners, we know that gardening is one of the many pleasures of this sunny season.