The demand for locally-grown, vine-ripened tomatoes remains strong in Missouri. If you can produce high yields of good-quality tomatoes, the opportunity exists for you to make a reasonable return on your investment.
The resources essential for profitable tomato production are relatively fertile land, sufficient water for irrigation, and an adequate labor supply.
Establishing a crop of tomatoes requires a significant investment of time and money. There…
The tomato is America's most popular home garden crop. Tomatoes require a small area, bear repeatedly, are widely adapted and easy to grow, and have many culinary uses. Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A and C, low in calories, and an excellent source of lycopene, the pigment that makes tomatoes red and has been linked to the prevention of many forms of cancer.
University of Wisconsin-Extension
Tomatoes are one of the most nutritionally rich of all vegetables and grown easily in the home garden. Here's how to get started and care for your tomatoes from growth to harvest (6 pages).
Proper watering and fertilization are essential for producing tomatoes in a high tunnel. High tunnels keep out natural rainfall, so timely irrigation is necessary. Additionally, growers must consider the special needs of high tunnel soil to ensure availability of appropriate levels of nutrients.
A high tunnel is a low-cost, sola…