How do you grow tomatoes in South Florida?
To grow tomatoes in South Florida soils, first amend your soil at least 50/50 with organic matter. The easiest way is to layer it. For a tomato plant, dig a hole at least 18 inches wide and at least 12 inches deep, to accomodate root growth. Why so wide? Because of nematodes. When growing tomatoes in South Florida, nematodes are a tomato plant's worst enemy. Nematodes hate organic matter, so the more organic matter added, the better the nematode control.
-- Florida Gardening 101: How do you grow tomatoes in South Florida?
Growing tomatoes in our subtropical climate
Type of soil, pH, soil amendments, and a fantastic technique for battling nemotodes that I'm using this year myself!
As she says: "Following these instructions will make growing tomatoes in South Florida a pleasant experience, and when you taste that first vine ripe tomato, you'll be glad you tried.."
I give this article a rating of five tomatoes!