Rather than buying tomatoes, you can grow them yourself with plants or seeds from your San Jose nursery. In order to do it, you’ll need to find an area of your yard that receives at least six hours of sun per day. It will also need to have soil that is rich in nutrients. Your local nursery and garden center will be able to test your soil to make sure that it is good for growing tomatoes.
If you choose to start with seeds, you can start growing them in a pot indoors until they are large enough to be placed into your nursery. You will then need to dig a trench for the plants, place them about 12 to 18 inches apart, and cover them with fertilizer. Watch this video for more tips.