Heirloom Tomato Growing Information

Need a hand with your plants? We’ve put together 2 helpful guides to help show the way to great tomatoes. If you’re just looking for a quick summary, download our Mini-Guide – it’s quick, helpful and completely painless. For more detailed help, try our Tomato Growing Guide – you can dowload it below or view online it using the navigation […]

Tomato Plant Request – Heirloom List

  Tomato Seeds not Tomato Plants! Why should you wait for a tomato plant or an heirloom tomato plant when you can get the seeds today. Backyardgardener.com is proud to offer a great selection of heirlooms!   Tomato Seed list     1884 Heirloom Tomato Seeds Abe Lincoln Heirloom Tomato Seeds Ace 55-Tomato Seeds Airyleaf Heirloom Tomato Seeds Aker’s West […]

Tomato Help, Recipes and Growing Tips – Heirloom Tomato

You say tom-ay-to, I say tom-ah-to. Do you have a million tomato questions, or even just one? You’ve come to the right place. Our resident experts will personally answer your questions and give you the resources you’ll need to grow award-winning heirlooms! For concerns about tomato care, check out our easy Tomato Care Guide, and on the fun side, check […]

Tomato Pickle – Heirloom Tomato

Ingredients: 3 quarts green tomatoes, chopped 1 quart ripe tomatoes, chopped fine 3 small bunches of celery, chopped very 1 quart small green cucumbers, chopped 6 medium-sized onions, chopped 1 large ripe cucumber, chopped 4 green peppers, chopped 7 cups vinegar 4 red peppers, chopped 1 teaspoon mustard 1 pound cabbage, chopped 1 teaspoon black pepper 1/3 cup salt 1 […]

Green Tomato Pizza – Heirloom Tomato

  Ingredients: Pizza dough for one pizza, purchased or home made. Green tomatoes Feta cheese, crumbled One thinly sliced red onion, if desired Extra-virgin olive oil Preparation: Preheat oven to 400 F. Stretch out the pizza dough. If the dough gets too elastic and won’t stay stretched, refrigerate it for about 10 minutes and try again. Meanwhile, thinly slice the […]

Perfect Tomato Sandwich – Heirloom Tomato

  Preparation: Take slice of good bread. Slice a ripe tomato and lay the slices on the bread. Sprinkle with salt. If you want to get fancy, sprinkle with one or more of the following: fresh ground pepper, chopped basil, snipped chives, extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar. For a heartier snack, spread the bread with pesto, hummus, or baba ganouj […]

Grow to Order Heirloom Tomatoes

If you didn’t find the exact tomatoes you were looking for on our 600 Heirloom Tomato Plants, you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find over 150 other varieties that we’re happy to get started for you. Basically, if you’d like one (or more) of these, you’ll need to purchase the appropriate number of Grown-to-Order Tomatoes from our store. […]

Two Tomato, Corn and Bean – Heirloom Tomato

  Ingredients: 1 big brandywine red tomato, diced 1 big brandywine yellow tomato, diced (or any large red and yellow colored heirloom tomato) 1 cup frozen corn, defrosted 1 can black beans, rinsed and patted dry 1/2 cup red onion, sliced into thin strips 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, chopped For the dressing 2 cloves garlic, chopped Pinch […]

Heirloom Tomato Plants, Tomato Seeds and How to Grow Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomato Plants, Tomato Seeds and How to Grow Tomatoes   Yes, anyone can grow great-tasting tomatoes… 95 percent of people who are gardeners in America grow tomatoes. This is probably because growing, harvesting, eating and sharing your own tomatoes provide a multitude of life-enhancing pleasures and nourishment. Almost anywhere you find food growing, you are likely to find tomatoes. […]

How to grow tomatoes – Heirloom Tomato

What is an Heirloom Tomato? Tomato terminology Growing Tomato Seed Growing Tomato Plants Growing Tomato Seed Problems Trellising your tomato plants Watering and plant fertilization Soil amendments Plant disease and pest management Harvesting your tomatoes Cleaning and storing tomato seeds Hot House Tomato Growing   PROPAGATING HOUSES Small propagating houses with fixed benches are not suitable for raising tomato plants […]