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[Tomato Dirt #142] Are Raised Beds for Tomatoes for You? 5 Tips to Help You Get Started
March 30, 2018

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 8, Number 7

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A few times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

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FEATURE: Are Raised Beds for Tomatoes for You? 5 Tips to Help You Get Started

Growing tomatoes in raised beds: it's one of the easiest and practical approaches to gardening.

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Use these simple tips to get started growing tomatoes in raised beds.

Select the best spot
The best raised bed sites for tomatoes are level, well-draining, and close to a water source. Choose a spot that receives at least eight hours of direct sun daily. .

Prepare the area
Create an outline of your raised bed with string, garden hose, or even flour. Measure the area. Then work the soil. Tomatoes are deep drinkers. Roots in a raised bed will need to penetrate the soil below. Most vegetables grow beautifully in 12-inch deep beds, but deeper is better with tomatoes. Prepare the site by … Read More)

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