I just bought four Mt Favet tomatoes to try, as I do every year, to get decent tomatoes to grow at 1,100 metres, in the veggie patch, just like all the others. My success has not been impressive to date, whether I start with tiny plants or bigger ones, or change varieties. Mt Favet is the variety everyone assures me works best at altitude.
Now I have NPR telling me that soil might be the secret, and that I should use compost.
We do have rich compost, and our pumpkins grown on a pile of this plus well-dried cow dung from the farmer next door, do beautifully.
So I’m looking at these tomatoes and wondering if this year, for once, I can get some great tomatoes to grow in this very sunny but windy, dry mountain garden. Check back in 3 months and hear me say “Sweet”!