Tomato Growing Tips

Complete Growing Guide For Healthy Organic Tomatoes (10 min)

MiGardener.com - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4nI7mDMsS8

  • PH should be 5.5.

  • Plant extra deep.

  • Maintain even soil moisture. Never let soil dry out.

  • First fertilize with blood meal (nitrogen) and worm castings.

  • Stop feeding nitrogen around July 4 and start feeding phosphorus with bone meal.

  • Add as much egg shells for calcium as want.

  • Epson Salt (magnesium phosphate) and nitrogen work together on calcium absorption.

  • Every 2 weeks mix 1to 3 tbsp epsom salt to one gallon of water.

  • Space 2 feet apart to get air flow around plant to prevent fungi and blight

Our 6 Step Secret to Growing 10+ ft Tall Tomatoes Organically!

MiGardener.com -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02JxU49a1F4

  • Use 8 ft stakes with firing strips

  • Fertilize with Trifecta Plus in beginning.

  • Use well balanced fertilizer approach with both nitrogen and Phosphorus

  • Massive yields in small square footage

  • Pick Indeterminate variety so grows all season long

  • Better use cherry, plumb and grape tomatoes rather than huge tomatoes. Easier to get health tall plants

  • Harvest early and often. Pick at 90% ripeness

  • Keep plant stress-free

Our Tomato Trellising Methods - How to Prune Single Stem Tomatoes (9 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3hvUFKanoo

Pros and cons of pruning tomatoes (single stem method) or NOT pruning tomatoes (Florida weave method).

How to Florida Weave Tomatoes (9 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeYFSeWICKk

Use thick strong metal stakes (“T-posts”) and nylon twine that won’t break. Stakes are maximum every 10 feet. Don’t have to prune and gets good air flow which prevent fungus and blight

3 Simple Steps to Blight Free Tomatoes All Season (11 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd96MwaVIU4

All tomatoes plants are prone to blight (soil and sir born fungus)

  • Easy to prevent blight and double or triple the harvest

  • Blight spores need moisture to propagate

  • Must single stem method

  • Defoliation important since less leaf clutter gets more air flow

  • Prune lower branches. Keep leaves at least 10 inches from soil

  • Every 2 weeks spray with baking soda to change the PH of leaves so blight spores can’t colonize.

  • Recipe: Add 2 tbsp baking soda, one tbsp vegetable oil, and few drops of dish soap to one gallon water. Shake and spray on plants.

  • Sunlight prevents blight. Leaves that don’t get sun tend to get blight.

  • Remove branched that grow into center of bed

  • Can still prune fully mature tomato plants

Get 3 Times More Tomatoes By Simply Using Your Fingers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuDW-f3e-s0

  • Male and female sex organs are on all flowers

  • Insect or a finger knocks the pollen from above to email parts below

  • Flick flowers with your finger for 10 seconds, Can do it hard and won’t hurt it.

  • If don’t touch the flowers about 25% of flowers will fruit

  • Can use electric vibrating tooth brush instead of a finger