Advice on growing tomatoes in Tennessee
I read a post about someone getting their tomato seeds started...reminds me...I don't have any experience in growing them. Last year I think mine just rotted and got eaten by critters. Grew over 20 plants. I think I got about 10 good tomatoes out of it all and maybe 20 good romas..which were mainly container. I should have pulled them green, but didn't. Even found a few Caspian pink ones in the mix by total surprise. They were all Beefsteak seeds and Romas.
Now, I have alot of other varieties of tomato seeds that do well in a multitude of weather conditions...I think Cherokee Purple, Porter, a Chocolate Cherry, some european ones, etc.
Any suggestions for soil preparations, growing etc?
Last year I just worked the soil and then planted. I didn't "pinch" off any growth or treat or fertilize. I think alot of the plants had fungus or blight due to the wet humid weather. All set out fruit and grew, but just rotted and got ate up by bugs and rodents.