Success with Growing Tomatoes

A few simple guidelines for growing tomatoes easily:

  • Select a sunny site for your tomato.
  • If you are planting in a garden, ensure your soil is well drained and friable. If planting into a pot, use a premium potting mix.
  • Add organic fertilizer to the soil and cultivate it through.
  • Unless growing a dwarf variety, tomatoes will require a stake for support. The size required, will vary ┬ádepending on the tomato variety so make sure you always check the back of the label for information. ┬áPosition the stake when you plant in the tomato.
  • Water well after planting, and then keep the soil moist, but not soaking. Water your tomato plant at the base, to avoid fungal problems.
  • A further application of fertilizer can be applied during the growing season.
  • Harvest tomatoes regularly to encourage the plant to produce more fruit.

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