Are tomatoes easier to grow? Certainly No!
It needs a lot of care especially to keep it pest free. It takes a great deal to protect them from the grueling eyes of grasshopper and mealy bugs. It’s tiresome to ward-off them! Growing it from seed gets more complicated. Whenever I sow them, most of the seeds do not germinate. So, I usually slice the fruit and cover it in the soil. They germinate slowly but do not wither off.
Building a trellis would be a better idea as they prevent the plant from falling on the ground. Besides, it gets easier to maintain.
I have six tomato plants which grew almost 5 ft. tall. I’ve never used any chemicals to keep away from pests. I prefer to use a concoction of onion, garlic, ginger and spray it once in 15 days. I’ve also used onions and garlic as companion plants. They drive away all the grasshoppers. Six plants yielded 6 kg of plump tomatoes and totally pesticides free…