QUESTION: What are some good tomato varieties that produce small plants? I don’t have a ton of garden space to devote to tomatoes. — Margaret G. ANSWER: Tomato plants come in two varieties: bush type and vining type. Bush plants are likely to be smallest, especially when they … [Read more...]
Are All Dwarf Tomato Plants Determinate?
QUESTION: I’m confused about whether all dwarf tomato plants are determinate. Can there also be indeterminate dwarf tomato plants? — Lucas B. ANSWER: In short, no:. Not all dwarf tomato plants are determinate. There can also be indeterminate dwarf tomato plants. In fact, the … [Read more...]
Is Four Hours Enough Sun for Tomatoes?
QUESTION: Is four hours enough sun for tomatoes? I have a good spot to put a garden, but it's unfortunately in a spot that doesn't get that much sun. - Tammy C. ANSWER: Unfortunately, four hours of sunlight is not enough to give tomato plants the energy that they need to … [Read more...]
Cherry Tomatoes vs. Tomatoes, Fully Explained
By Erin Marissa Russell QUESTION: What makes a tomato a cherry tomato? I see seeds and plants described as cherry tomatoes all the time, but I’m not quite sure what it takes to qualify as a cherry tomato. — Lauren K. ANSWER: The most significant difference between cherry … [Read more...]
Cherry Tomatoes vs. Grape Tomatoes, Explained
QUESTION: In seed catalogs and product descriptions for tomato plants, I see lots of grape tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. I’m not sure which of these smaller tomato varieties to choose. What is the difference between cherry tomatoes and grape tomatoes? — Elise V. ANSWER: … [Read more...]
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