Most people don’t know the difference between Determinate or Indeterminate tomatoes, but the right selection will make a HUGE difference. In this video Doc shows you the difference.
Determinate vs. Indeterminate tomatoes, which are better for planting in home gardens?
UPDATE: 4 weeks after this video was shot, here are the plants. Notice the SUNNY SIDE plants are taller and the SHADED plants are smaller. I discuss this in the video.
Determinate, or bush, types bear a full crop all at once and top off at a specific height; they are often good choices for container growing. Determinate types are preferred by commercial growers who wish to harvest a whole field at one time, or home growers interested in canning. Indeterminate cultivars develop into vines that never top off and continue producing until killed by frost. They are preferred by home growers who wish ripe fruit throughout the season. As an intermediate form, there are plants sometimes known as “vigorous determinate” or “semi-determinate”; these top off like determinates but produce a second crop after the initial crop. Many, if not all, heirloom tomatoes are indeterminate.
July 6th… 26 cukes and about 12 tomatoes so far… getting ready to harvest a ton.