The best place to grow your tomatoes is in a spot where it gets lots of sunlight. Keeping your plants growing against a wall or fence would be ideal. You can also have your tomatoes grow in beds, this allows the plant to get enough moisture through the soil. It’s best to add ample amounts of well-rotted manure, which can be as much as a full wheelbarrow every 2 square meters. If you are starting your tomato plant indoors, you can use a pot of even a grow bag. If you decide to use a pot, make sure that it can hold 40 liters. If you do decide to use a grow bag make sure that you only put two plants in a grow bag. It is important to feed your tomato plant with a lot of seaweed for example. Keep in mind that growing tomatoes in a pot or a grow bag is not ideal, so once it is at about 6-8 inches tall you can transfer it outdoors along a fence or wall.
Tips for Growing Tomato Plants
Get ready for warmer weather by planning your tomato garden. You can start your planting indoors! By starting early, this will give your tomato plant enough time to grow to be about 6-8 inches tall, which is the perfect height for transplanting outside.
When you are transplanting from a pot or grow bag, you are going to need a hole 5 cm deeper than the pot and 45cm apart. When removing it from the pot make sure that you slowly remove it and the root ball is intact and undisturbed. Once it is out you can put it in the hole that you have dug and fill it with soil.
When you water the tomato plant, water it lightly until the fruits starts to set, which is once it can take about 2 gallons weekly per plant. If you keep the plant on the dryer side it will bring more flavor to the tomato plant. You can bury a watering reservoir into the soil, which you can make from a perforated plastic bottle. You can make numerous perforated holes in the bottle. Once your plant has set you can begin to feed it. When you feed your tomato plant, there are two roots one deep and one shallow, you are going to be better off drenching the soil around the plant instead of using the reservoir.
Last thing to remember is all plants are susceptible to pests and diseases. The most common place that flies plant their eggs is going to be on the underside of the leaves. You can remove these eggs by washing them off with water. You can use one hand to spray the leaves and the other hand to remove the eggs. A kind of virus that you would need to look out for is call the mosaic virus. This can be identified when the leaves turn yellow and then become distorted and can get transferred from plant to plant. So you will need to keep an eye on your plants regularly.