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[Tomato Dirt #252] How to get ready to grow raised bed tomatoes
March 24, 2022

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 12, Number 6

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

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

Get the Dirt on Raised Beds

Even if you don't have a lot of time for gardening, you can still have a productive vegetable garden, no matter the size.

How? Start with a raised bed. It's the shortcut to a plentiful harvest, even in the first year.

Our good friends at Gardener’s Supply have put together oodles of helpful information about growing tomatoes, edibles, and flowers in raised beds .

Here’s a quick start guide to raised bed gardening raised bed gardening.

You can also watch this quick video about how to put together raised beds and take a look at to decide what you’d like to grow.

And you can browse different kinds of raised beds and kits to choose one that’s best for you. Have fun!

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FEATURE: How to Get Ready to Grow Raised Bed Tomatoes

Raised bed tomatoes are great option if you have only a small space or if you don’t have lots of free time but want to have fresh tomatoes to pluck off the vine.

For starters, managing a raised garden bed is easier and takes less time than maintaining an entire garden plot.

Plus, raised beds can be more productive than a regular garden. You can get many more tomatoes from your plants because they grow in amended soil and they’re exposed to fewer diseases and pests.

Even more than that, one of the main reasons that raised garden beds are good for tomatoes is heat. Tomatoes love heat.

The soil in raised bed (Keep reading ...)

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Tomato Growing Tip: The Best Width for Raised Beds

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More about Raised Beds for Tomatoes

How to Choose Materials for Your Raised Bed: A Primer Starting a Raised Bed: FAQs 5 Tips for Preparing Raised Bed Soil for Planting Tomatoes Advantages of Growing Tomatoes in Raised Beds

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

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