It's starting to thaw here and while we're nowhere near ready to plant,
I'm starting to consider what I want to grow this year. I'm looking for
advice on a tomato plant for my region, Missouri, zone 5 near KC, in the
city actually, but we have a big yard in an old neighborhood.
I planted Better Boy last year but wasn't exactly happy with the
results. We had a lovely spring, then an incredibly muggy and dry summer
and by August the plants were falling over and by the time the heat
broke and they went back into fruit production I had lost all but one
plant. I'd really like something that can stand our hot and dry summers.
I don't know how it manages to be so humid and everything I plant still
Anyway, we like to eat the tomatoes off the vine in the summer with a
salad, and I like to freeze the extras for soup in the winter. They
don't have to be the biggest tomatoes in the world, but we would like
something with good flavor.
Also, if anyone locally has suggestions for other easy to grow
vegetables, I'd appreciate the advice. I don't know anyone else in town
who gardens. We did well with broccoli last year, I may go for that
again. We've tried corn, but it hasn't matured well. I'd like to try a
melon or a squash again. I had an unknown melon variety last year that
had absolutely no flavor. Smelled great though.