Tomatoes are a popular vegetable in many gardens. They are an easy plant to grow that does well in the heat.

A few popular garden tomatoes are:

o Cherry Tomatoes: Smaller tomatoes that are great for snacking and salads

o Beefsteak Tomatoes: Great for making salsa

o Roma Tomatoes: Great for making sauce

Tomatoes are annuals. They need to be replanted each planting season. You can start tomatoes inside 6-8 weeks before the last frost. You can plant tomatoes in the ground after the last frost when the ground is warm. Space tomato plants two feet apart. Tomato plants will grow tomatoes in 40-50 days after they are planted in the ground. Tomatoes need full sun to grow well. There is a great argument whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable. Botanists, also known as plant scientists, say the tomato is a vegetable plant that has fruit.