Tomato Planting Tips

Tomatoes are touchy about getting too much rain or water overhead. First of all, plant the tomatoes as deeply as you can but not with the leaves touching the ground. In between the plants, bury 4 pint plastic milk containers. However before burying them, punch holes all over, well spaced holes. Fill them with water so they are watered from below. Make a teepee shaped clear plastic cover and stake on one side so you can refill water and early fertilizer.


By Bev from Chilliwack, BC


March 6, 20080 found this helpful

Hi Bev. I'm near Chilliwack (Rosedale). Nice to hear from someone local! We moved here a year ago and all of out tomato plants went down to either fusarium or verticillium wilt in last years garden. I'm going to try growing in another part of the garden but if it happens again, I will just grow them in containers.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Article
Growing Tomatoes, Red Tomatoes on White Background
Growing Tomatoes
Home and Garden Gardening Growing Growing FoodMarch 5, 2008
Hanging planter baskets holding tomato plants with numerous yellow blossoms and green cherry tomatoes against a rustic background.
Growing Tomatoes in Hanging Planters
Bowl of cream of tomato soup garnished with chives.
Freezing Tomato Soup
Cherry Tomatoes
Growing Cherry Tomatoes
Tomato Hornworms
Controlling Tomato Hornworms
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on October 19, 2016 at 10:29:36 PM on in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!