Pest free tomatoes???
Okay I'll admit it. I love my flowers and my plants because, if they're infested with bugs, I know I'll never be eating them, so I can deal with it I don't vegetable garden because I'm afraid, yes totally grossed out, by having to deal with pests.
I have deep-seated issues with bugs and veggies. Long story short the first time I ever bought corn at the market, I pulled back the husk, and it was riddles with slimy bugs. I've never bought corn again, my DH does it now.
So, I'm squeamish and I've allowed this squeamishness to prevent me from planting veggies. I'm sure the fact that I'm a tiny bit lazy also prevents me from doing it too.
However I figure "maybe" I can handle tomatoes and herbs. I plan to grow some rosemary, parsley, thyme and oregano. I'm not worried about bugs with the herbs. (Am I correct??) I am worried about bugs with the tomatoes however. I'm hoping I can handle it, with your much welcomed advice.
I want to plant tomaotes so I can use them in cooking, (chili, pasta sauce), and to eat in sandwiches and salads.
Eventually, I may want to do canning/freezing, but I think I'm a year or two away from that adventure.
So please, given my squeamishness, do I have a chance to grow tomatoes? I have plenty of garden sun and I was leaning on planting them in a container. Also, I bought a "topsy-turvy" planter last year, so maybe I could use that??
Can anyone suggest a virtually pest-free tomato, or should I just stick to the shrubs?????