Pretty basic question but I really don't know the answer.
Two gardens ago, we grew cherry tomatoes that came up sweet as candy. Amazing.
This year they're coming up in abundance, with decent overall flavor, but fairly acidic and not at all sweet.
I'm wondering what variables make the difference, if anyone knows.
It's a small, and probably overcrowded, little patch behind our house. Decent but not overwhelming amount of sun. The toms are near eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, arugula, and the usual herb suspects. All are doing well except the little strawberry plant, which is being mercilessly harassed by pests.
They're all growing in organic dirt from Home Depot.
Tips for next year?
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