At some point in our lives we all have favorite foods and those we like to keep at a distance. My distance food for years was the tomato unless they were prepared for homemade spaghetti sauce.
Tomatoes are also my least favorite crop to grow because I don’t like the scent or texture of the plant.
I’m sounding a little picky at times and I’m not sure why?
After growing several different types of tomatoes the last couple of years I decided the Romas were my favorite and I’ve listed several reasons why.
Why I like Romas
- Italian variety.
- Taste, texture and small size.
- They hold their shape after slicing.
- Great to cook with hot or cold.
- Amazing in Salsa and all my Italian dishes.
- Very easy to grow.
- Easy to freeze for later.
- Seeds are easy to harvest.
The main thing I discovered was I just needed to find the variety I preferred before completely ruling them out completely.
My plants from last year were planted in recycled tires without using any kind of wire cage. It gets really windy here so the tires helped support the base of plant.
Prepping the Soil For Planting
Soil preparation consisted of these simple applications mixed with the existing soil a month prior to planting.
- Llama droppings
- Eggs shells (lots for calcium)
- Direct compost