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Secrets To Growing Plump Tomatoes

This easy 10-step process will transform you from a beginner to a master organic gardener all while producing a juicy, ripe crop that will be perfect for summer salads and fresh sauces. Follow these steps for your best harvest yet.
 

1. Choose A Bright, Airy Spot

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Plant tomatoes-leaving room between plants for air to circulate-where they will get at least 10 hours of light per day during the summer season.
 

2. Rotate The Crop

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The key to keeping a rich vegetable patch is to alternate your tomato bed between a few spots in the garden to diminish the risk of soil-borne diseases such as bacterial spot and early blight.
 

3. Pass Up Overgrown Transplants

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When deciding which tomato varieties grow best, beware of tomato seedlings with lush green starts but poor root systems. They will languish for weeks before growing.
 

4. Bury The Stems

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Plant your tomato seedlings up to the first true leaves. New roots will quickly sprout on the stems and more roots mean more fruits.
 

5. Water Deeply By Infrequently

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Soak your tomato bed once a week, or every five days at the height of summer. Water directly on the soil, not on the leaves.
 

6. Pinch The Runts

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Prune off the non-fruiting branches and it will direct the tomato plant's energy into growing bigger, better fruit.
 

7. Stake Them High

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When growing tomatoes, use 6-foot stakes for indeterminate varieties like Brandywine. Put in the stakes when transplanting to avoid damaging roots.
 

8. Add Compost And Trim

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While the first fruit is ripening, encourage new growth and continued fruit by scratching compost around the stem and trimming some of the upper leaves.
 

9. Plant Again

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Three weeks after you plant tomatoes in your garden, put in another set so all of your harvest doesn't come at once.
 

10. Pick Ripe

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Harvest and enjoy your growing tomatoes once they've reached full size and are fully colored.



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