All About Tomatoes: A Gardener's Guide to Growing Tomatoes Organically

Tiffany Selvey, Passionate Organic Gardener

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18 Videos (38m)
    • Introduction

      1:02
    • Heirloom vs. Hybrid Varieties

      2:57
    • Indeterminate vs. Determinate Varietites

      3:01
    • Tomato Types

      1:04
    • Selecting the Right Tomatoes for Your Garden

      1:23
    • Preparing to Plant

      2:15
    • Starting Seeds

      2:53
    • Seedling Requirements

      2:07
    • Potting Up Plants

      1:25
    • Transplanting

      2:27
    • Tomato Cocktail

      1:24
    • Maintenance

      2:21
    • Pruning Tomato Plants

      2:23
    • Tomato Supports

      2:22
    • Common Pests

      4:46
    • Other Common Problems

      2:19
    • Harvesting

      1:26
    • Conclusion

      0:49

About This Class

I am convinced that anyone who says they don't like tomatoes has never had a real garden tomato, grown in a backyard, nurtured by loving gardener's hands, and harvested at the peak of ripeness. For this southern girl, it's hard to beat the flavor of a fresh garden tomato and in my kitchen, our summer menu is almost always served with a side of sliced tomatoes and a sprinkle of salt.

I would like to share my experience growing tomatoes with you. This class covers the basics of how to understand plant labels (What the heck is an "indeterminate" tomato, anyway?! Hint: it's not a tomato that can't make up it's mind.) as well as what to look for in your garden space to help you select the right tomato for your growing conditions. I've thrown in a few tried and true tips of my own, including my tomato cocktail, which probably isn't what you expect.

This class covers the entire growing process from selecting seed, to organic pest control, to fertilization, and harvest. If you are a brand new gardener, you will learn the basics of growing tomatoes, while more experienced gardeners may learn some new techniques for organic growing.

I hope you enjoy watching this class as much as I have enjoyed making it!

2 of 2 students recommendSee All

Love the way you make it look so easy. Although i don't have a garden of my own but i still learnt a lot. Keep up the good work Tiffany
Sobia Yasir

Home Chef, Kindergarten Teacher

Excellent gardening lessons! I am very aware of my food and try to eat organic as much as possible. This class empowers people to take over control of their eating habits.
Mira Metzler

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Tiffany Selvey

Passionate Organic Gardener

Some of my earliest memories take place in my grandfather's garden. We would walk around this magical place, snacking here and there on whatever was ripe at the moment, and listen to the birds sing. It's safe to say, I have loved gardens my entire life!

In 2012 I got serious about my obsession with gardening and became a master gardener. Since then, I have spent time volunteering in museum gardens as well as teaching a variety of classes including Advanced Master Gardener Training at the local extension office, and basic gardening classes at my library, the Botantical Gardens, the Flower and Nature Society... pretty much any place that will have me! I have spent a few years selling produce, but my real love is teaching others to grow their own.

I firmly believe that if you love to nurture plants, you're a gardener. You don't need to have a farm or massive garden to be a true gardener. Whether you lack space and are growing on patio, or you possess physical limitations that allow for container or a raised bed garden, you are a gardener! A little bit of dirt and a whole lot of love for plants are the only requirements. I hope you will follow me on this gardening journey as we both find joy in the garden.