We know you’ve taken a bit out of what looks like a luscious tomato only to discover it is mushy and bland. What a disappointment! But you can grow your own tomatoes and, whenever the mood strikes, wander out to your garden and pluck a fresh, juicy fruit from the plant to create the most delicious salad, BLT or bruschetta.

Even with limited space, you can grow gorgeous, healthy plants in containers on your patio. You just need to direction to get started! To help, we’ve found an article chockfull of tips to make you a tomato-growing expert in no time!

As you’re preparing yourself for tomato-harvesting infamy, check out the varieties available in the AOII Annual Spring Flower and Vegetable Sale. We’ve got a wide choice of options, from bite-size cherry tomatoes to fat, ripe Better Boys. Order yours and help support your AOII alum chapter and local grower Louisburg Nursery and Greenhouse.