Anthony Kamanes of East Meadow is growing beefsteak and cherry tomatoes this year, plus a Russian variety given to him by a neighbor. He says he started about half his plants indoors from seed. “Our garden is approximately 10 feet-by-10 feet, and we also have about 10 pots around the yard.”

Send your tomato-growing story and photo to me at and you might be featured next as we work our way through summer to our annual Great Long Island Tomato Challenge, to be held this year on Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at 235 Pinelawn Rd. in Melville.