Friday, August 06, 2021

Determinate and Indeterminate Tomatoes

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 Hey Besties! 🌟

Today, let's dive into the world of tomatoes and figure out which variety best suits our garden's vibe. It's like choosing between two fantastic dance partners - Determinate and Indeterminate tomatoes. Both have unique rhythms and understanding their moves can elevate our gardening journey! I'll also spill the beans on the tomato varieties I'm grooving with this year.

💃 Determinate Tomatoes

Picture this: Determinate tomatoes, or bush tomatoes, are like a choreographed dance routine. They grow up to a certain height, strike a pose with flowers on top, and that's their final act. Imagine an entire troupe performing in sync - these plants bear fruit all at once, then take a final bow. Perfect for a canning flash mob, right?

They're ideal for compact garden spaces, growing only about 3-4 feet tall. Many Roma varieties fall under this category, making them the go-to for those neat and tidy garden spots.

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🌱 Indeterminate Tomatoes

Now, meet the freestyle dancers of the tomato world - Indeterminate tomatoes. These wild vining types don't follow any height script. They'll keep growing and grooving until Frost calls curtains. Producing tomatoes at different intervals, they're fab for fresh eating or small-batch canning.

But hey, they need space to show off their moves and a bit of guidance, as these plants can soar up to 6-8 feet tall. Surprising stars like Beefsteak and even San Marzano varieties belong to this group. They're the ones keeping the garden party going all season!

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🍅 My Tomato Line-Up

This year, my garden is hosting three tomato guests: Roma VF, Big Mama, and SuperSauce. Roma VF is my solo determinate performer, while Big Mama and SuperSauce, both indeterminates, are my garden's dynamic duo, big enough for all my canning adventures.

Choosing the right tomato variety is like picking the perfect playlist for our garden party - it can totally transform the experience!

Keep dancing in your gardens, and remember, every plant has its rhythm. Happy gardening! 🌍✨🍅

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