If you are looking to grow a healthy garden with tomato plants, then look no further than Roma tomatoes. As with all other varieties of tomato, Roma tomatoes are extremely popular in the home garden hobbyist community. They have large, fat globes on the ends of their tubular leaves. When fully grown, they are about 2 feet tall. The leaves of Roma tomatoes are oval, with the notable exception of a pointed tip. This tip is actually what will help guide your hand when plucking the ripe seeds from the plant.
While buying wholesale tomatoes online is certainly the way to go, be careful. Not all suppliers are honest. Many of them will tell you that they have wholesale tomatoes for sale, when they really have illegal immigrant workers in the field harvesting them. This can actually be quite dangerous to you, the consumer. Always buy from registered sources with a great deal of history and security behind them.
Finding good quality wholesale Roma tomato seeds is easy enough once you have found a source you can trust. Once you have made your purchase, you should always inspect the plant to see if it is in good, full condition. Look for visible signs of blight or rot, which may indicate that the roots are already showing signs of drying out. You should also be wary of buying any sachets or packets of seeds that are missing their seeds or leaves. Any packets that appear to be missing are best replaced immediately.
It can sometimes be difficult to tell which Roma seeds are genuine and which sachets are counterfeit. Although all tomatoes produce seeds, not all seeds produce quality tomatoes. Some tomatoes will have small spots or blotches on the leaves that may suggest that they are not real. Most genuine wholesale sachets will have a nice, even coat on the leaves and look very healthy. However, if you do find seeds that are irregular in shape, loose, or have a white film on them - this usually indicates that they have been planted in water which may then have leached out, thus reducing their quality.
You should never buy a packet of seeds that says 'Roma tomatoes' on the label if they are low quality or have any signs of having been handled at all. Roma seeds are available from most supermarkets and gardening stores both online and off, however, to avoid any possibility of being duped or cheated, always check the quality of the seeds by either buying them direct from the suppliers or by sifting through the vast archive of Internet sachets and packets available on the web. Roma tomato seeds that come from seed catalogues or seed banks are of the highest quality and can be used to grow your own organic tomatoes.
When you are ready to start growing your own tomatoes from seed, there are a number of things to keep in mind. It is always better to grow the seeds in loose soil so that the roots of the plants will have a good chance of getting a good amount of sunlight. Do not over water your seedlings as this can stunt their growth. The best time of day to plant your tomatoes is during the morning or late afternoon when the sun is at its strongest. It is important to cover the seedlings during their initial growing period to protect them from harsh weather conditions.
Many gardeners choose to use a 'topdressing' to enrich the soil and make it more suitable for growing tomatoes. There are many different types of top dressing including those made from fish emulsion, lime juice, crushed apricot paste and finely ground sea salt. These are available at most supermarkets and garden stores as well as at large supermarket chains like Wal-Mart and Target. Many gardeners find that using recycled glass, stone or copper bowls or containers is a great way to add some natural color and variety to their gardens and will also help keep pests away. These kinds of containers are perfect for adding organic matter that would otherwise go to waste, but cannot be used for food.
It is important to note that seeds from a wholesale Roma tomato variety can germinate and grow just as quickly as those from a store bought variety. What is important is that they are properly started and taken care of during their first growing season. As long as you take the proper steps to protect them from harsh weather conditions as well as making sure they get a regular amount of sunlight and water, they should do well.