Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tomato Staking

Before your tomatoes become too large, it’s important to provide some support to keep the large stems from lying on the ground. Keeping the stems and most importantly the fruit above the ground will help prevent fungal and bacterial problems. I put tomato cages around my plants and also some bamboo stakes to help the support the large plants. In the past when I have used just the tomato cages, they have had a tendency to tip over.

Here is a photo of what mine look like after staking.

A few other tomato tips include:
Keep tomatoes evenly watered. They don’t like extremes in going from dry to wet.

Make sure you keep them well fertilized – tomatoes plants are heavy feeders.
Any well-balanced fertilizer will work.

For more tips on growing tomatoes, click here:

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