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In the previous article, we discovered the reasons why we should love tomatoes, which is present in nature in thousands of different varieties, suitable for different climate areas. The journey continues. Today we will discover how to grow tomatoes organically, while respecting the balance of nature.
The first piece of advice to people willing to start growing tomatoes is to buy seed or plants of local varieties, with the good genetic makeup for the soil and the climate in which the grower lives.
In the case we are amateurs and we want to gain some experience with the different breeds of tomatoes, we can grow different varieties of plants to get to understand the different times of growth and harvest. This way, we will be able to exactly know what it’s happening in our allotment.
In the case we’re talking about local varieties and understanding of what’s happening in the soil, sure we have to find a growing method which is respectful of the nature and its fruits, the same way Central American natives did when, at the beginning of our journey, we discovered this wonderful fruit.
Organic farming is the answer to these needs and to this innovation flow which is constantly rife with tradition, roots, origins.
The importance of organic farming is getting those days is extremely high and taking into esteem by numerous consumers. The contact with the ‘real’ nature and with the ‘real’ fruits the soil can give us is something we can do without, and that we want to search for starting from our allotment.
Here’s how we can get ready for organic farming, without artificial fertilizers and treatments:
The journey is, for now, over. But the real journey, the one we have to pursue by dirtying our hands in soil and after a trial and error process – we have to undertake it now, leaving home and going to our allotment or to our greenhouse.
Our tomatoes are waiting for us: how did you choose to grow it? Let us know which fruits will bring you.
Di Eleonora De Paolis Foglietta
Eleonora De Paolis Foglietta is a contributor from international network Gushmag. Passionate about nature, gardening and art, she is founder of the Blueeco project. Her favourite quote is “the beauty will save the world”.
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