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How to Plant Tomatoes

For the healthiest plants with the best yield, plant deep, water well, and stake the vines as they grow

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Welcome to Homegrown/Homemade, a video series from FineGardening.com and our sister site FineCooking.com. We’ll be following a gardener (Fine Gardening associate editor Danielle Sherry) and a cook (Fine Cooking Web producer Sarah Breckenridge) as they plant, maintain, harvest, store, and prepare garden vegetables. If you’re new to vegetable gardening, you’ll find these videos very helpful. In this video, the topic is tomatoes..

Episode 1: How to Plant Tomatoes Here, Danielle show¬†Sarah a couple of tips for¬†setting tomato seedlings in the ground. For the strongest plants, clip off the lower leaves first, then plant the stems deep in the soil. That allows roots to form along the underground portion of the stems, increasing the nutrient flow to the plant and anchoring it more firmly. Once the raised bed is planted, Sarah and Danielle set up stakes and netting trellises. It’s best to do this before…

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  1. user-7007016 06/15/2014

    Just starting my outside garden.. all my seedlings are pulled from my greenhouse, but they certainly don't look as tall and beautiful as your plants.. Hmmm, well, it is still early here in the mountains of WA state.. :) Love the pup! What a cutie! AND so helpful! )

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