How to grow giant tomatoes, and lots of regular ones too.
Giant Tomatoes is the first book on tomatoes that deals exclusively with growing tomatoes for size and yield. Thirty-one chapters and an abundant index cover everything on how to grow tomatoes. This step-by-step guide takes you through the intricacies of soil preparation, fertilizing, watering, pollinating, pruning and more-plus the secret of every successful competitive giant tomato grower-the megabloom!
Rated 4 out of
Good Information For A Tomato GardenI read this book four years ago when it was first released for sale. The author has done a good job of assembling information for a beginner gardener to understand what a tomato plant needs to be productive. This guide covers topics from starting your seeds, preparing a garden spot, watering, pollinating, and saving your seeds.
This book is targeted at "Growing Giant Varieties" as the title suggests. I found the book to be a good read on growing tomatoes in general. This book suggests to focus the plant's energy on one or two fruits for maximum size. If you are a typical tomato grower, you will need to read around the thoughts of getting a six pound tomato and work toward getting better production.
The only thing this book lacks is more detailed information toward the fertilizer requirements during each stage of growing. I have recently learned more on this topic than the book addresses. However, I do refer back to this book on occasion to refresh my memory as it is a decent guide on growing tomato plants in general.