Tiny, tasty, and remarkably easy to grow, cherry tomatoes offer everyone the chance to channel their inner farmer. Whether you tend to an acre of land in the country or a container on a patio in the city, you can grow these colorful gems and enjoy your own farm-to-table produce.
Cherry tomatoes are relatively fuss-free as long as you follow a few simple rules, so with varietal names such as ‘Golden Sweet’, ‘Isis Candy’, and ‘Black Cherry,’ your hardest job will be in choosing which one to plant.
When to Plant
Plant cherry tomatoes in the spring after all threat of frost has passed. You can also start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before your area’s projected frost date and then plant the seedlings outside when they are anywhere from 3-6 inches tall with 2-3 sets of true leaves.