Welcome to Growing Tomatoes 4 You and More!
Growing Tomatoes 4 You is a website dedicated to all things concerning tomatoes in a home garden. Everything from how to start tomato seeds to harvesting tips, preserving advice, cooking tips and recipes and everything in between.
My name is Judith and I am the creator of Growing Tomatoes 4 You.
I live just on the outskirts of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and have been growing vegetables especially tomatoes since I was around 12 years old and my fondest memories of my early childhood was of helping my grandmother and my parents on the fields and in their gardens.
I grew up in a farming community in Manitoba which is one of the prairies provinces in Canada and if anyone knows what the prairies are like you will agree with me that the growing season is very short and weather conditions are quite harsh at times. But even with all that nothing really stopped me from gardening. I always found very creative ways of growing vegetables especially tomatoes.
I began growing my own tomatoes when I was about 12 years old when I first started 4H and have been expanding my vegetable and flower gardens ever since. After getting married and having a family my husband and I decided that we would like to try and be more self -sufficient. So began our journey of growing the majority of the food our family ate. We started our own seeds, planted our gardens preserved and stored all that we could.
After a wonderful holiday to the west coast of Canada and a trip to Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC our family decided that Vancouver Island was where we wanted to live. Just imagine, to think that we could garden year round. So, it didn’t take us long to pack up everything and sell our farm and move to the most beautiful place in Canada. We literally took the phrase “Go West Young Man” to heart and this is where we have been ever since.
Gardening is a passion, and growing tomatoes is still one of my favourite things to do, but then I love cooking and eating tomatoes just as much, maybe even more.
If you are wondering why I have a website strictly for growing tomatoes, it’s my hope and my wish to share my tomato gardening experiences with you and with other gardens who have the same passion of growing tomatoes as I do.
It doesn’t matter whether you are just a beginner or a seasoned pro, hopefully, you will find some information here that is useful in your tomato gardening endeavors. Maybe you will even be able to pick up a tip or two.
I also hope that you will share your tips and tricks with me as well. Feel free to leave your questions, tips, or suggestions in the comments section of any post on the site. I always love hearing about a good tip or new method.
If you have never grown a tomato plant, there is no better time than now to start one.
There’s nothing better than growing your own tomatoes, and then savoring the sweet, juicy, mouthwatering flavor of a sun-warmed, vine-ripened tomato.
And on top of that to have the reassurance and knowledge that the tomatoes you have grown are free from any chemicals and are not Genetically Modified. Just to know that you are eating a real tomato.
I would be honored to connect with you, and look forward to hearing you!
Thanks so much for visiting Growing Tomatoes 4 You, and I hope you have a wonderful day!