By Tammy Sons
How to Plant Tomato Plants
Sun ripened tomatoes are delicious and beautiful. There are a few things that you need to do while planting your tomatoes to ensure that you have the best produce growing in your backyard. Some of those aspects are as follows:
- Tomato plants require plenty of space so ensure that you are sowing the tomato seeds at a distance from each other. This will allow the seedlings to branch out properly. Consider moving the plants to 4 inch pots once the first true leaves of the plant have sprouted out.
- Choose the sunniest spot in your garden to grow tomatoes. In addition, install fluorescent grow lights that will provide your tomato plants at least 14 hours of light.
- Cover the soil with a clear or black plastic sheet for a couple of weeks before you plant the tomato seed. The soil will be a few degrees hotter than usual and you will see tomatoes growing at a faster pace because of it.
- Tomatoes are unique because they have the ability to grow roots all over their stems. Bury your tomato plants very deep so that only the top leaves can be seen. Alternatively, create a shallow hole and plant your tomatoes sideways.
- Once your ground has sufficiently heated up, mulch so as to conserve water and provide extra nutrients to the soil.
- Spray your tomato plants with compost tea and remove the bottom leaves off of your 3 inch plant because these are the leaves that are most prone to diseases.
- There is no need to conduct aggressive pruning of your tomato plants. On the other hand, it is a great idea to pinch any suckers that grow at the meeting point of two branches.
- It is important to water your tomato plants deeply and in a regular manner. As the fruit begins to ripen, you may reduce the amount of water.
Delicious & Healthy Tomatoes
Use your tomato plants to obtain fruit whenever you like once you have planted them well!