The sun is shining and the temperatures are rising. Summer is the best time to enjoy fresh and juicy tomatoes .Tomato is not only an ideal vegetable to have in diet but also is an excellent plant to grow in your garden.
Health benefits: Tomatoes are a treasure of riches when it comes to health benefits. Tomatoes of all colors deliver large amounts of vitamins A and C. A medium tomato, for example, is low in carbohydrates and has only has 35 calories but gives you 40% of the vitamin C and 20% of the vitamin A you need for the day. If you are planning to slim down, this veggie is a must on your list. Tomatoes have other benefits, too. Consuming a diet rich in tomatoes has been shown to decrease the risk of cancer. This is because tomatoes and processed tomato products have high levels of a nutrient called lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. Lycopene may prevent as well as treat several types of cancer.
Research suggests it also may help prevent the LDL "bad" cholesterol in the bloodstream from being converted to oxidize LDL that can form plaques in arteries and increase the risk of heart attacks.
It is easy to grow,refreshing to harvest and adds accent to your garden with bright red fruits with our simple to use iGrow kit. All you need to do is follow these 5 simple steps and 1sft of area in a sunny spot to harvest your fresh tomatoes.
Easy steps to grow tomatoes:
You can start to enjoy the harvest by around 135 -150 days depending on the variety you choose from.
Tip : Never over feed the tomato plant with organic manure having lots of N(Nitrogen). It will result in lush foliage of leaves with no flowers and fruit.
Basil is an excellent companion plant to grow with tomatoes.