Best tomatoes ever for me

by Jim Vann
(Huntsville, Alabama)

I buried a soaker hose in a small trench (about 4-5 inches deep) snaked through my tomato garden. I covered the whole area with a plastic that kept out the sunlight to avoid having weeds in the plot.


I punched holes in the plastic and planted my plants about every 2 feet around the length of the hose. I could water them from underground and also add liquid fertilizer to the hose to also feed them from underground.

I had the best crop of tomatoes I've ever had. Hope this might also work for you .

Comments for Best tomatoes ever for me

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 11, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Soaker hose
by: Jim Vann

I dug the furrow in a serpentine fashion, front to back, curve around and come back to the front, etc. I used a 75 foot hose.Thanks for the comment

Apr 11, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
I want to try the same
by: Jennie-in-Ak

How often and how long did you run your soaker hose?
I live in Alaska and our summers have been starting off hot (90s this last summer) an our days are super long. My tomatoes grew well, but I know they just didn't get enough water in that month of really high temps.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Best Tomato Growing Tips.

FREE! 10 Must-Know Tomato Growing Tips: 20-page guide
Get yours here: