Growing Roma Tomatoes
Growing roma tomatoes at home is very easy and satisfying.
Roma tomatoes are the ideal ingredient for Italian recipes and great for making items like Passata, Tomato Paste, etc.
However, if you’ve ever tried to buy them fresh then you will know they are virtually impossible to get. But they are very easy to grow at home.
My very first video (4 weeks after sowing) shows 2 ways for growing roma tomatoes from seed
- In soil in the garden, and
- Using hydroponics on a bedroom window sill.
This video was recorded Friday 2nd July 2020
Growing Roma Tomatoes at home
This Roma tomato is the ultimate mid season Tomato. It has a perfect flavour, perfect pear shaped 3″ fruits, all beautifully red.
You will find the plants grow on vigorous determinate vines producing a heavy mid-season crop.
If planting outside grow on under cooler conditions and when about 8 inches tall,
- Either plant in their growing position in the greenhouse
- Or gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions
And then plant out 18 inches apart in a warm and sunny spot in moist, fertile well drained soil and keep watered.
Or you can grow them indoors all year round using hydroponics & specialised light
For more details of the seeds & hydroponic systems visit our online shop
I will be planting some more from seed at Christmas – just to show how easy growing roma tomatoes at home is. For upto date info visit my facebook page
How to use roma tomatoes
A bit further down the page are some recipes using roma tomatoes.
The advantage of growing roma tomatoes at home is that you will have them available all year round. For example the picture above was taken on 1 Dec with some left over roma tomatoes.
The main reason I grew roma tomatoes at home was to make fresh roma passata sauce (pictured on the right). OK, as shown by the picture I’m not a great photographer but the passata is very easy to make.
A key advantage is that the tomato flavour is great, it’s also a lot cheaper then buying ready made passate. And it’s a lot of fun growing roma tomatoes and then using them.
Typical Roma Tomato Recipes
The classic Italian tomato – ideal for sauces and italian recipes