By Joshua Kato
Joseph Male, an urban famer, says a single tomato plant can produce up to 30 tomatoes a season if looked after well. So, you need just a few plants at different stages of growth, to produce enough tomatoes for your family. There are two tomato seasons in a year. But one produce tomatoes all year round, as long as you water and spray them regularly.
“A few maintained tomato plants in your backyard or veranda or in planting bags can save you a lot of money. All you need are a few plastic containers or sacks. A pack of 40 is sold at sh10,000 at container village in Kampala. Fill them with fertile black soils. Add some compost manure, also homemade, and then plant your tomatoes,” he says.