The benefits of eating organic, locally grown fruits and vegetables are well known, and the home garden is making a comeback. In generations past, even families in cities as big as New York almost always had some form of home garden. While much of what can be grown depends on where in the world you live and your growing conditions, there are some universal things to know in order to successfully grow your own seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Growing tomatoes is a great way to learn new concepts for beginning gardeners, as well as offering new challenges for experienced growers. Assuming you have the right growing conditions, they CAN be fairly easily grown by following a few basic guidelines. The rest is up to trial and error, and what I describe as an 'understanding' that can only be developed through experience. The tips offered below provide a solid starting point from which to build upon through trial and observation.