ABOUT Growing Tomatoes!
According to the May, 2013 issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, here are five easy things you can do to improve your tomato crop harvest:
1. Apply mulch to conserve water and reduce disease (lawn clippings can also be used if they are herbicide-free).
2. Use a drip irrigation instead of sprinklers to keep leaves dry which helps limit disease.
3. Water often to minimize splits and avoid plant stress.
4. Space tomatoes 3 feet apart to allow good air circulation around the plants and so sunlight can reach entire plant.
5. Remove sprouts and leaves from main stem up to 12 inches from the ground to promote strong, healthy plants.
Check out our suggested Specialty Gardens!
Our selection of herbs and veggies is so extensive that it can be a little overwhelming trying to decide what to plant. That’s why we’ve developed a number of “Specialty Gardens” that help make choosing easier. These plants all work well together in the garden, and result in delicious meals!
(To see these suggested combinations, click here)