Agree that the GMO farce is a symptom of industrial agriculture.
OP, look for "heirloom" and avoid "F1" if you want to save your own seeds. If you do save your own seeds, you can play God and develop your own special tomato breed Which is how all varieties originally started off. In fact, have a nosey around and see if any local old guy has some spare seeds/plants of a local variety.
Selective breeding is a good thing. It preserves the traits of the plants that are more resilient to drought and natural predators. These things - the natural pesticides and heartiness of the plant - increase the antioxidants available. After all, that's what antioxidants are: natural pesticides. The issue is when they're literally splicing their genes with pesticides to resist Roundup. That's a big problem, because there is literally manmade poison inside the plant. I don't think you'll have to worry about this with standard issue tomatoes at Home Depot.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.
One of my faves is called Mister Stripey Last time I grew them hey were the sweetest of the 6-8 varieties I grew gat year. I usually can not find them though.
so far i've tried black krim, pink brandywine & yellow pear. i get smug satisfaction from picking food off my plants and eating it right outside
mint? stevia? strawberries? little tomatoes? yeah i made this, now i'm gonna eat it. except for that leaf, i saw bugs have sex on that leaf.
yeah you are
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In grow tomatoes on my balcony. I love the little cherry or coctail tomatoes. And also strawberries, get the sort that keeps flowering and producing from spring till X-mas. There are varieties that grow long like wines and taste like wild strawberries.