Follow all these tips to make growing healthy and fruitful tomato plants easy.


1. Plant your tomato plant in a place with 10 hours of direct sunlight.

2. Have enough space between plants for air flow.

3. Soak the base of your tomato plants once a week or more during those hot summer days.

4. Pinch and remove suckers that develop in the crotch joint of two branches.

5. Use a tomato cage to support your plants.

6. When your tomato plant reaches 3 ft. tall, remove the leaves from the bottom 1 ft. of the plant.

7. When your tomatoes start to ripen it’s time to scratch around the bottom and add some compost.

8. Pinching off the tops of the main stems of intermediate varieties in early summer to encourage more energy going into flowering.

9. Remember to check for tomato hornworms (large, green & white striped caterpillars). Pick those critters up and destroy them.

10. Pick your tomatoes when they are full size and ripe, but still firm.


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Here's a little infographic to help you work out the best location for your vegetable garden, taking into account the movement of the sun during the year.

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